Have I lost my data - Truecrypt on Windows 8.1

Discussion in 'encryption problems' started by CSB, Jun 6, 2015.

  1. CSB

    CSB Registered Member

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    Last night my PC started playing up, I used the "Refresh your PC without affecting your files" option. Having done this I no longer have Truecrypt installed. The hard drive is permanently backed to to "WD Mypassport" and I have and encrypted area in dropbox.
    Can I install a fresh copy of Truecrypt and then use my existing password to access these files or have I lost access to the encrypted data?
    Needless to say I need to have access to the encrypted files.
     
  2. CSB

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    I went ahead and installed Truecrypt. I have full access to my files. That is a huge weight of my mind.
     
  3. zapjb

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    Welcome & thanks for posting your solution.
     
  4. oliverjia

    oliverjia Registered Member

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    Truecrypt is not Microsoft EFS encryption so as long as you have your encrypted container, you are always fine. Even you completely formated your disk and reinstall a new OS, then install TC, it should still work on your old TC containers. Even if you switched your OS to Linux you can still use a Linux version of TC to open your TC container.
     
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