4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 22, 2012 10:27 AM by SafeBoot

    need to recover a removable drive

      Hi guys.


      I am in very difficult situation that you guys must help me.


      I have many expriences in recovering data in the enrypted HDD(I am using 5.2.9).

      But, this case is the very first time : (


      One user visisted IT helpdesk to format his PC. Before he do that, he did tranfer his files to his own External HDD drive.


      A file transfer completed successfully and carried out formatting his PC.


      After formatting, he tried to copy the backed up files to the newly installed PC.


      But the external drive was not recognized properly and asked for formatting, which meant it was encrypted.


      Here is a weired thing, coz, policy does not allow to encrypt a removable media, and only allows to encrypt C: / D:


      Anyway,  what I did to solve this issue was that I tried  a wintech recovery with a previous SDB database.


      I tried "Remove EEPC" but it gave me an error, and tried to look up information in "Edit Crypt state", but it displayed as "0" .


      None of functions to decrypt worked.


      I think one thing I can do is "Manual Decryption". But, here is the question.


      How can I determine how many sectors of the disk are encrypted? I am sure this disk is not fully encrypted, but partailly.


      Decrypting all the sectors for the disk that are partially encrypted does not help resolve this issue. Right?


      Any advices for me?