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Losing Partition after use PGP Desktop Disk Encryption.

Created: 04 Jul 2011 | 3 comments

Hello,

 

On my laptop the PGP 10.0.1 is installed. I partitioned my HDD (80 and 220GB partitions). After running disk encryption (both partition selected)  somewhy the windowsXP see only the 80Gb partition. In PGP i can see the whole 300Gb but as C: No other partition.
is there any way to recover the lost partition, or i need to redeploy the disk? I hope decryt will solve this problem, but i need to encryt. How can i enrypt it again without losing the secound partition?

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Tom Mc's picture

This is quite strange, and I would also think decryption will take care of the lost partition.  I'd suggest using the command line usage in this Knowledge Base Article to assess the status of the disk.  I'd also suggest reviewing the PGP Release Notes for anything that might be related to your system and this difficulty.  Some good disk scanning software such as SpinRite might also be able to address this.

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Lokids86's picture

Well it didn't. I just finished decrypting, and i didn't got it back. So i had to repartitionate again the disk (no data loss). But that was wierd, because i noticed the partition program(partition master) see almost the 300Gb space + 10Mb unallocated space. After merging that and refreshing sysinfo i got back the whole disk in 1 partition.
So i just start a new encrypt and partition it later. Hope it would work.

Tom Mc's picture

Do NOT partition your disk while it is encrypted - you will lose access to your data.

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