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Recover encrypted drive after accidental convert from MBR to GDT and back?

Topics: Technical Issues, Users Discussion
Oct 27, 2016 at 11:10 PM
Hi there,

I connected the external USB hard drive I used to mount with VeraCrypt as a fully encrypted device. When not mounted, the Windows 7 Disk Management shows it as a fully unallocated disk.

As I mistook it for another disk I was just working with, I did a "Convert to GDT Disk" which instantly took place. Realising my error, I quickly did the opposite "Convert to MBR Disk", which also happend instantly.

However, now VeraCrypt cannot mount the disk any more. Have I screwed it up completely or is my data still recoverable?

Thanks and best regards!
Oct 27, 2016 at 11:28 PM
Hi again,

just figured out the "Restore Volume Header" tool of VeraCrypt myself and thus got my data back.

Sorry, for panic-posting here before looking into this more thoroughly on my own.
But maybe this thread will help anyone in the future running into the same peril as me.

Best regards.