Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Unique Problem: 64GB Flashdrive with TRUECRYPT on it now "The Volume does not contain a recognized file system"

Last response: in Windows 7
Share
May 6, 2014 4:30:57 PM

Hello, I need some help with a very serious problem. I used TRUECRYPT on a 64GB flashdrive and put some VERY important information on it. Normally, everything worked fine where I would start TRUECRYPT, input the drive password to mount the encrypted drive, and access it using WIn7 explorer. The other day I get "H:/ not accessible. The volume does not contain a recognized file system." This is obviously an issue, and before I take it to some data recovery pros I figured I would try Tom's. This does not seem to be a TRUECRYPT issue, as it WILL show the drive on Win7, but it NO LONGER will show the partition information and any program I have used to take a look at the drive comes up empty.

Please, any help would be appreciated. I cannot stress how worried I am about this.

Thank you.

a b $ Windows 7
May 6, 2014 4:45:07 PM

The drive might have just went crap. Is it a name brand or some cheap one? The cheap ones tend to die a lot.

Go buy another and restore the important information , sorry VERY, from a backup. You did backup this VERY important information didn't you?
m
0
l
a b $ Windows 7
May 6, 2014 4:51:31 PM

Important files Always need to have backups.
Its very unlikely you (or anyone) will recover anything from an encrypted drive, thats the whole point of encrypting it.
m
0
l
a c 594 $ Windows 7
May 6, 2014 4:58:51 PM

Unlikely that data can be retrieved from a dead/dying flashdrive.
Far less likely that data can be retrieved from a TrueCrypt volume, on a dead/dying flashdrive.
m
0
l
!