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    True Crypt File System

    I am running Linux Mint with Cinnamon. I can't access some files I recently backed up because the filesystem (no partitions are visible in file explorer) on my external HD no longer exists. The drive is also encrypted with True Crypt and I can still mount the drive but unable to access anything.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Last edited by Artificial Intelligence; February 13th, 2013 at 08:00 PM. Reason: added prefix

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    Re: True Crypt File System

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    Re: True Crypt File System

    Thanks noob mistake by me apologies.

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    Re: True Crypt File System

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    Re: True Crypt File System

    I am somewhat desperate anybody able to help me with this problem?

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    Re: True Crypt File System

    I will try to help if I can.
    You say that the file-system changed.
    Changed from what to what?

    If you changed the file system, inspite of having installed true crypt on that external HDD, your files are toast. The file-system needed to remain the same during the encryption process because true crypt makes a note of this and expects the file-system to remain the same when it wants to access the hidden drive again.

    Is this what happened? Sorry, I am trying to understand what happened, hence my question.

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    Re: True Crypt File System

    Thanks for the reply, I didn't do anything , the hardrive was working fine. The next time I tried to mount it the partition which my files are on had disappeared, and because there is no partition I can't mount the drive and retrieve my data.

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    Re: True Crypt File System

    Ok. I see what you are saying.
    The hard-drive on which truecrypt volume was mounted is now in-accessible, right?
    Try Testdisk. It is in the repositories.>"Partition scanner and disk recovery tool (Testdisk)"
    You mentioned that you can mount the Truecrypt file system; therefore, you might be able to access your files using the program.

    Found some information here:
    http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/Recov...ueCrypt_Volume

    Also, what operating system was used to create the volume?

    I used search terms such as ' truecrypt volume missing" on Google.

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    Re: True Crypt File System

    Thanks for this intial scanning with test disk has not been successful, but I will keep trying the rest of the methods described in the wiki. The partition was created on an Windows 7 pc.

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    Re: True Crypt File System

    After some more scanning I got this message:


    The harddisk (500 GB / 465 GiB) seems too small! (< 16304469 TB / 14828828 TiB)
    Check the harddisk size: HD jumpers settings, BIOS detection...

    The following partition can't be recovered:
    Partition Start End Size in sectors

    Sorry for the incomplete message, but terminal wouldn't let my copy and paste the entire message. Any ideas on what I can try next would be welcome.

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