Incorrect password or no TrueCrypt volume found.

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  1. giuseppe

    giuseppe Registered Member

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    Hello everyone, I am opening this thread because today when I tired to mount my HD I got the message: "Incorrect password or no TrueCrypt volume found."

    I tried to restore the original header, but it did not work.

    I hope I did not lose my Family's photos :-(

    Currently, I am running Debian 64Bit and the HD is an External one full encrypted with only one partition in EXT4.

    Please let me know if I have to switch to Win7 if that will make the recovery process much easier.

    Bye and thank you in advance.

    Giuseppe
     
  2. giuseppe

    giuseppe Registered Member

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    Hello guys,

    I found this on the next ...

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    Recovery under Linux
    
    Find the fuse device and run TestDisk on the volume device.
    
    $ ./truecrypt -t --filesystem=none /data/data_for_testdisk/truecrypt.dd 
    Enter password for /data/data_for_testdisk/truecrypt.dd: 
    Enter keyfile [none]: 
    Protect hidden volume? (y=Yes/n=No) [No]: 
    Enter system administrator password: 
    $ mount
    ...
    truecrypt on /tmp/.truecrypt_aux_mnt1 type fuse.truecrypt (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other)
    $ sudo testdisk /tmp/.truecrypt_aux_mnt1/volume
    
    But I do not know how to do the "Find the fuse device and run TestDisk on the volume device." In addition to this, how do I do this "./truecrypt -t --filesystem=none /data/data_for_testdisk/truecrypt.dd" ??

    I am a noob, so please be patience with me :)
     
  3. giuseppe

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    Sorry my dumb question, but where do I get the TrueCrypt Rescue Disk?

    If it free or I have to pay for it?
     
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    I'm sorry but I'm not skilled in Linux or in EXT4 file systems and thus I can't give any good, specific advice. Perhaps you should join the TrueCrypt forums and ask your question in the "Linux - Problems" forum.

    I will say this: A rescue disk is not called for in this situation. The rescue disk is only useful if you have encrypted your entire operating system. (And yes, it's free and you build your own, but again, it won't help you to recover your external non-system disk. A backup header would probably be useful, if you happened to save one while everything was still working.)

    Aside from the fact that your password is no longer being accepted, does the encrypted partition still seem to be intact?

    And you've already tried using the embedded backup header to mount the volume?

    At this point I would recommend making a full sector-by-sector image of your entire disk before you begin any recover attempts, just in case you accidentally make things worse before you figure out what you actually need to do. And good luck!
     
  5. giuseppe

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    My password is accepted when I reload the header file..... About the encypted partition, how do I know for sure that is intact?


    If you mean the one from Volume Tools -> Restore Volume Header.. Yes I did both of them

    How do I do this? CloneZilla?

    Sorry my stupid question, but can I retrive the file from my hard disk with photorec?
    If I install Win7, could you help me out to fix my HD? I really need it... Today I felt like crying because all my photos are in there :'(

    Bye and thank you for helping me out.
     
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    I think being an EXT4, W7 is not able to read it.
     
  7. giuseppe

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    Hi,
    I just noticed that if I run the command

    Code:
    truecrypt -t --filesystem=none /dev/sdd
    It gets mounted and I can see it in the TC GUI.

    But, if I set the file System I get

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    truecrypt -t --filesystem=ext4 /dev/sdd 
    
    Error: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/mapper/truecrypt1,
           missing codepage or helper program, or other error
           In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
           dmesg | tail  or so 
    Any idea? In addition to this, I have been trying to get into the TC Forum but I cannot post in there because I only have free emails :mad:


    How do I make a copy sector by sector? Could you please help me out?
     
  8. dogbite

    dogbite Registered Member

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    Giuseppe,

    a free account with Operamail ( https://mail.opera.com/ ) it's accepted to register to TC forum.
    At least few months ago when I did it, it was.
    Give it a try.
     
  9. giuseppe

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    Thanks :)

    Do you know how to perform a sector by sector copy?
     
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