Windows installation has left orphaned truecrypt partition

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Clueless
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Joined: 13 Aug 2014, 06:13

Windows installation has left orphaned truecrypt partition

#1 Post by Clueless » 13 Aug 2014, 06:23

Hi folks,

Major blunder:

1. Existing Windows 7 Home Premium installation had two partitions, C: and D: (for data).
2. Truecrypt whole disk encryption in place.
3. In order to be able to join a Windows domain, I installed Windows 7 Enterprise in C:.
4. What was D: now appears as 'Unallocated Space'.
5. I have no Truecrypt rescue disk for this system.

Yes, I know I'm stupid.

Is there any way to recover what was D:?

Regards,

Clueless

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Vissel
Posts: 10
Joined: 01 Apr 2014, 00:12

Re: Windows installation has left orphaned truecrypt partiti

#2 Post by Vissel » 13 Aug 2014, 09:40

you should run testdisk.Quick scan list the files(P),if it is not enough than deep search

Clueless
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Joined: 13 Aug 2014, 06:13

Re: Windows installation has left orphaned truecrypt partiti

#3 Post by Clueless » 13 Aug 2014, 10:17

Many thanks for your prompt reply, Vissel. I am running the analysis now. However, as the unallocated space is what was an encrypted partition, how does Testdisk discover anything in it?

Regards,

Clueless


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