unable to mount DMG file recovered by TestDisk-7.1 Undelete feature

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livein21st
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unable to mount DMG file recovered by TestDisk-7.1 Undelete feature

#1 Post by livein21st » 26 Mar 2019, 02:42

Hi,

I accidentally deleted my 15GB DMG file, which was password encrypted. (I still have this password)

I have recovered the dmg using TestDisk 7.1.

However, when I try to open the dmg file, it shows "foo.dmg, no mountable file system".

I tried to manually mount using

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hdiutil mount -nomount -readwrite foo.dmg
but no luck.

I tried to recover the same file many times but couldn't succeed. is there something I'm missing here?

Please let me know, as I have some important document saved in this file.

Thank you!

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Re: unable to mount DMG file recovered by TestDisk-7.1 Undelete feature

#2 Post by cgrenier » 26 Mar 2019, 06:46

If the original dmg file was fragmented, PhotoRec may have not recovered the file correctly, it may explain why it can't be opened successfully.
I don't know if the file can be repaired or not, sorry.

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