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A question about data recovery

Created: 27 Feb 2013 • Updated: 01 Mar 2013 | 3 comments
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It is possible to software like Recuva among others ... Recover Data from a disk that was formatted but that were not properly decrypted before?

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Tom Mc's picture

PGP WDE encryption encrypts every sector of the disk, except that containing the PGP bootloader.  Reformatting the disk does not decrypt any of the previously stored data; it remains secure.  Any data stored to the disk after reformatting it, is not encrypted and is therefore not secure.

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Alex_CST's picture

You would be recovering the data in its encrypted state.  If you somehow manage to recover the entire drive its theoretically possible to then decrypt the disk - I'd highly doubt it would work though

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