Resuming interrupted encryption with Truecrypt

Discussion in 'encryption problems' started by redsky, Jun 13, 2015.

  1. redsky

    redsky Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I began encrypting a non-empty USB hard drive with Truecrypt, however the encryption was interrupted (likely by USB being powered off by the OS after I left it overnight to run). When attempting to resume, Truecrypt can recognise the % I was up to (~7%), however it recognises errors/bad sectors which it asks to attempt to repair. After attempting repair for a long period of time, it gives an error saying it cannot resume.

    Is there anything else I can do here to coax it to resume or to somehow reverse partial encryption?

    I have been able to get file structure and recover some files using GetDataBackNTFS, however many are corrupted.

    Any other suggestions? Many thanks.
     
  2. amarildojr

    amarildojr Registered Member

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    My suggestion is to de-crypt that drive, back up all data, then do a S.M.A.R.T. check (for bad sectors), then try encrypting it again.
     
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