Truecrypt partition gone from volume

Discussion in 'encryption problems' started by Polisen, Apr 25, 2017.

  1. Polisen

    Polisen Registered Member

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    I've made a mistake and now I cannot access much of my past computer life. I really hope I can get some help here.

    I'm using Windows 10. The device Harddisk 0 in the picture below is encrypted with Truecrypt whole disk encryption. As you can see by some reason the partition has disappeared.
    http://i63.tinypic.com/5djuwx.jpg

    In the picture below Tryecrypt has accepted the password and the device has been mounted. The mistake happened quite a while ago, but I think I had to play with the Restore Volume Header function to get Truecrypt to accept the password.
    http://i68.tinypic.com/2l9r01t.jpg

    This is what the disk looks like in Windows 10 Disk Management when it has been mounted. No partition can be seen.
    http://i67.tinypic.com/w9zdit.jpg

    This is a screenshot from DMDE.
    http://i65.tinypic.com/167p2bq.jpg

    Do you know what's wrong and if I can get my files back?
     
  2. boredog

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    disk 1 has the bootable partition? Also a recovery partitions works?
     
  3. Polisen

    Polisen Registered Member

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    Boredog, yes, disk 1 has the bootable partition with windows 10 on it. Disk 0 does not (didn't) contain a bootable partition.

    I'm not sure what you mean with recovery partition.
     
  4. boredog

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    Ok I am guessing you had other personal data stored or Disk 0 but not a back up or restore point?
     
  5. Polisen

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    Boredog, yes, unfortunately no backup or restore point.

    I checked the disk with Ontrack EasyRecovery. It found a volume on the disk and it actually found data on it too. Plenty of it. The file names which EasyRecovery show aren't correct but (just strings with numbers) the file sizes seem to be reasonable. However after having retrieved some files I haven't been able to open any of them.
     
  6. boredog

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    Trial version? did your files show the real file name after you encrypted them? I have never used Ontrack EasyRecovery before. You could either give them a call or e-mail.
    Is it possible to unencrypt them?
     
  7. newbeez

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    Polisen, I used the license version of winhex recover my data. Here are some of the thread that helped me. If winhex can still see the data, you may still recover them but you have to use the licensed version as the free version will only allow you to export data no more than 200 KB.
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/truecrypt-partition-disappeared.365536/#post-2387499
    https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/242003-truecrypt-recover-corrupt-container.html
     
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