Truecrypt volume on external HDD mounts but shows as unformatted

Discussion in 'encryption problems' started by grahamw, Aug 25, 2014.

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  1. grahamw

    grahamw Registered Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    I’m away from home for two weeks carrying files in an external USB 3 HDD completely formatted as a Truecrypt volume (HD is NTFS formatted I think). I can mount the volume in Truecrsaypt, so it shows up as a drive, but cannot open it. Windows claims it is not formatted. Tried it on 3 different PCs with different versions of Windows (XP, Vista, W7, with same result)

    When I first mounted the volume, Truecrypt said the header was corrupt and I replaced it with the Restore Volume Header tool, with apparent success ie no errors reported. – don’t know if this is relevant)

    I have a backup at home but need to access files here. Any suggestions, please?
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