Until a few hours ago, I had a pretty large drive that was entirely encrypted using TrueCrypt. I was working on getting the Windows 7 installer working from a USB drive and when it came to formatting the USB stick (stupid me), I instead selected my encrypted drive. I hit the format command and quickly noticed it was the wrong drive I was formatting. I stopped it at 0% but the damage was already done. (just to clarify, I did all of this on Windows 7 as well)
This is the exact commands I ran in the command line:
SELECT DISK 1 (1 was my encrypted drive, this is where I made the mistake)
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
FORMAT FS=NTFS (it started formatting at this point, and as I realized it was the wrong drive, I quickly shut it down)
I have then proceeded to see what kind of damage has been done, failing to mount the drive with TrueCrypt. I decided to try recovering the volume header via the embedded backup and it worked. I am now able to mount the volume, but Windows won't recognize any of the files on it, all it offers is a reformat.
I have no clue about how to handle this, and have no idea which software would be best for the job if any are even capable of recovering what I lost. What can be done in such a situation?