Truecrypt Blunder

Discussion in 'encryption problems' started by eyecre8, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. eyecre8

    eyecre8 Registered Member

    Apr 20, 2016
    Wanted to preface this by saying I read through a number of other truecrypt threads here and didn't exactly find a solution. I'm hoping it's not too late. Let me paint the picture:

    -There is one hard drive in the machine... referred to going forth as Disk 0

    -Created two for the OS and one for file storage.

    -Installed (windows Server) about a year ago on the C: drive.

    -Stored files of importance on the second partition (F: drive)

    -Decided at some point to protect that drive and installed truecrypt. It essentially hid the entire F: drive until I mounted it which then made it visible/usable.

    -Fast forward a year plus... I wanted to blow out the windows server OS and replace it with Win 7.

    -Before doing so, I did a truecrypt volume header backup (saved to another system)

    -During Windows setup, tried deleting the C drive/partition to prepare it for a fresh install. Got an error that I hadn't seen before: "cannot be installed to this disk the selected disk is of the gpt partition style"

    -The fix for that error was to run 'diskpart' during the windows setup routine. Those steps were:
    -> run diskpart
    -> list disk (find the one you want to convert)
    -> select disk 0 (select the one you want from the list)
    -> clean
    -> exit

    -I was then able to create the new C drive partition, but it in the process blew out the F: drive where my truecrypt drive/volume resided.

    -Ignorantly, I thought that if I could get the OS up and loaded, that I could run truecrypt, point it to my truecrypt volume header backup and be back in business....this wasn't the case.

    -In Disk management, there is a fair amount of unallocated space which used to be my F:drive.

    Stuck with what to do....if there is anything that I can do? I managed to have backups of about 2/3rds of the files in that lost volume. I would sure love to get access to the remaining 1/3rd.

    If anyone has any ideas, I would greatly appreciate it.
  2. eyecre8

    eyecre8 Registered Member

    Apr 20, 2016
    I should have noted, that when I try to load the Truecrypt Volume Header Backup, it lists the volume, the drive, and its correct size. States that its 'Normal'.
    When I try to open or view it however, I receive an error stating: F: is not accessible. Reached the end of the file.
    Two pics here: in case it helps any.