Hello all, I have come across this site after weeks of aggravation trying to recover my password. I am not a programmer and very new to disc encryption. Last month, I used TrueCrypt for the 1st time to encrypt a volume on an external hard drive containing 3 years of work. I did not access the volume for a month and now I am getting the "Incorrect password or not a TrueCrypt volume" message. Unfortunately, I did not find out that I should've backed up the header file until now. I am not sure if the header file got corrupted or I may have forgotten the password. I am trying to figure out how to correctly use true.crypt.brute, but I am not familiar with how to create a wordlist. I know the possible passwords I may have used, but not sure the order since I think I may have combined them. I made a simple wordlist containing one word of only 4 characters to test out and input that into true.crypt.brute. The scan has been running for over 10 hours, the progress bar has not even budged. I am glad that I found this forum. Can someone please help, what should I do?