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TrueCrypt USB Drive Corrupted


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GJMPL

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My USB Flash Drive has (had) an encrypted Truecrypt folder on it, 4GB in size. A colleague of mine put the dongle into another machine which had different encryption software on it and foolishly clicked next>next>next without thinking and has managed to encrypt the device with the new software and the folder that held about 3GB of critical information is now vanished.

The process of deletion/encryption took a matter of seconds which makes me think that the original file/folder has not been totally deleted, merely hidden away or overwritten.

I have had a looka round and tried CHKDSK etc but nothing appears to be working. Does anybody have any ideas as to how i might retrieve the aforementioned file?

the file that is now on the Flash Drive has a .DLV suffix

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have you plugged the drive back in to the "new" computer with the second encryption software and decrypted it with that software? then tried to see if truecrypt would decrypt?
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Yes,

When mounted with the 'new' encryption software it just shows a blank 3.99GB sector with no files, hidden or otherwise, in it.
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just how critical is the data? if it's irreplaceable company stuff....then you may want to contact a data recovery service (not cheap but usually effective)
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