Moved to enterprise encryption from consumer.
I have a work thumbdrive encrypted with EERM. Recently when I pulled it from a PC without "safely removing device", it became corrupted & now asks me to format the media everytime I try to access it. As the data is very important to me, I would appreciate any help to recover it.
Is Windows asking you to format the USB stick, or the encrypted volume? It's very important you distinguish between the two. What were the file names of the two files?
I am guessing it was the entire stick which was corrupted?
Hi thanks for responding.
Windows is asking to format the entire stick. It detects it as RAW data, chkdsk cannot be run on it.
When I try to access the drive, Windows says: "You need to format the disk in drive X: before you can use it"
followed by a message: "X:\ is not accessible. The volume does not contain a recognized file system. Please make sure that all required file system drivers are loaded and that the volume is not corrupted."
The 2 files are:
But I believe they are generated by the data recovery software.
PS: I suspect my problem may be due to someone else clicking on "Scan & Fix" when I was not at the PC (it was a shared PC).
This issue was mentioned at:
I'll be trying to contact my IT to see if they can assist with the solution mentioned in above link, but I don't know if it'll recover my data.
In that case, I think your data is lost, unless the data recovery program is guessing at the file names - what size are they? does either of them look like it could be the encrypted volume?
FILE000.GZ - 195MB
FILE000.MPG - 3.6GB <-- I'm guessing this is the encrypted file.
maybe - unless you recognise the size of the other one, it might be as well.
I would find another encrypted usb stick and take a look - the volume files have a specific name (I can't remember them off the top of my head) - if you rename your files the same, and copy the executable across it might work.