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GPG files

#1 Post by Krypt » 24 Dec 2012, 02:40

I have a Western Digital 3TB external drive (MyBook). It was no longer being recognized by Windows anymore. I checked with another USB/Power Adapter and still no luck. I took the drive out of the casing and hooked it up to my PC. The computer does recognize the hard drive in the BIOS as well as in Windows Disk Management. It shows as an unallocated drive though and has no drive letter assigned. I ran Testdisk on it and it analyzed the drive but said it couldn't find any partition. I then tried to run Photorec on the drive and after running, it found about 160GB worth of files. I saved them to my PC, but the files are mostly GPG files.

Is there any way to convert these GPG files to see if they are all the files that should have been on the external drive?

Is it possible to have a professional company retrieve the files from the drive? I would really like to try to get them back if possible

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Re: GPG files

#2 Post by cgrenier » 24 Dec 2012, 07:36

Is your harddisk content encrypted ?
GPG signature isn't very good in PhotoRec 6.13 and older versions, it's quite common to get some false positive when the content of the disk appears random/is encrypted.

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Re: GPG files

#3 Post by Krypt » 24 Dec 2012, 19:34

From what I can gather from the GPG files, it means they are. I don't know how they became encrypted, but I'm also unsure how to decrypt them to see if those are the actual files. Is it possible to do that?

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Re: GPG files

#4 Post by Krypt » 04 Jan 2013, 15:47

Any further information on how I can open/convert those GPG files?

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