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On my external HDD which is formatted in NTFS I have a truecrypt container. I plugged my drive in today and windows gave me an error that I need to format the disk. How would I go about recovering my trucrypt container from the external drive. I have tried various data recovery programs but non of them support files without an extension (such as my trucrypt container)..

Any advice in the right direction would be appreciated.

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Use TestDisk and attempt to repair the partition table. If that fails, use the "list files" command and copy the TrueCrypt container out.

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