How do I repair my filesystem on my 2TB Hard drive with a truecrypt container on it?

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How do I repair my filesystem on my 2TB Hard drive with a truecrypt container on it?

#1 Post by HarveySpecter » 08 May 2018, 16:39

I took out my harddrive (WD 2TB) out of an external casing and put it into an other via usb reading sata docking station which changed something so Windows asks me to format the disk. I got no real experience and knowledge about recovering data from disks unfortunatly and I am not getting any useful information from other persons trys to recover data on other forums and sites.

I got a big truecrypt container on the harddrive which nearly takes all space execpt a little portion where i had a truecrypt.exe laying so i could mount my disk on other systems too. My goal is to restore the disks file system or atleast get this truecrypt container from the disk.
The disk should be NTFS filesystem as I formated it that way and it should only contain 1 partition because I never made any partitions on the hard drive.
When I connected the harddrive for the first time when it started to say that I should formate was I prompted to choose when opening the disk utilitys if i wanted to convert to MBR or GPT where i chose too use GPT.

I now tried TestDisk and It recomands me to choose GPT but is that right? Can someone guide me trough this repair part and help me restore my data? Funny thing was that I took the harddisk out of the original casing to make it to a Backup disk... kinda failed that part :/

The disk is shown to be "RAW" in the windows Disk Management Tool now. This is as narrow as I can describe my problem as my knowdlege allows me to.

I'll attach a crystaldiskinfo picture aswell.

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Re: How do I repair my filesystem on my 2TB Hard drive with a truecrypt container on it?

#2 Post by cgrenier » 09 May 2018, 06:09

Please provide a copy/paste of the testdisk.log file content.

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Re: How do I repair my filesystem on my 2TB Hard drive with a truecrypt container on it?

#3 Post by HarveySpecter » 10 May 2018, 08:45

Thu May 10 09:42:27 2018
Command line: TestDisk

TestDisk 7.0, Data Recovery Utility, April 2015
Christophe GRENIER <grenier@cgsecurity.org>
http://www.cgsecurity.org
OS: Windows 8 (9200)
Compiler: GCC 4.8, Cygwin 1007.34
Compilation date: 2015-04-18T13:01:55
ext2fs lib: 1.42.8, ntfs lib: 10:0:0, reiserfs lib: 0.3.1-rc8, ewf lib: 20120504, curses lib: ncurses 5.9
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(/dev/sda)=240057409536
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(/dev/sdb)=2000398934016
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive0)=240057409536
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive1)=2000398934016
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\C:)=240054697984
filewin32_getfilesize(\\.\D:) GetFileSize err Incorrect function.

filewin32_setfilepointer(\\.\D:) SetFilePointer err Incorrect function.

Warning: can't get size for \\.\D:
Hard disk list
Disk /dev/sda - 240 GB / 223 GiB - CHS 29185 255 63, sector size=512
Disk /dev/sdb - 2000 GB / 1863 GiB - CHS 243201 255 63, sector size=512
Drive C: - 240 GB / 223 GiB - CHS 29184 255 63, sector size=512

Partition table type (auto): EFI GPT

TestDisk exited normally.


It's drive the drive "Disk /dev/sdb - 2000 GB / 1863 GiB" which hasn't a drive letter and is RAW.
I didn't proceed and, as the log stats, quit before choosing which filesystem i had because of me not knowing which to choose.

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Re: How do I repair my filesystem on my 2TB Hard drive with a truecrypt container on it?

#4 Post by HarveySpecter » 12 May 2018, 09:27

No one who can help me with the TestDisk program? :/

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