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Need to recover corrupted pdfs, XLS, docx

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by sammyban, Jan 25, 2011.

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  1. sammyban

    sammyban Thread Starter

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    Hi Guys,

    I had backed up my documents on an encrypted partition on an external HDD, and had to format my drive and reinstall.

    I the restored my dox from the ext HDD to my laptopn and then formatted the ext HDD and backed up my dox to the ext HDD.

    Now I've discovered that I can't open pdfs (Adobe reader says file is corrupted). I also can't open the .docx files.

    ANY way of recovering these files - especially the pdfs?

    Rgds
     
  2. DoubleHelix

    DoubleHelix Banned

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    The type of file is irrelevant. How did you encrypt the partition on the external hard drive? Using what software? How do you know the files are corrupted versus them simply being encrypted?
     
  3. sammyban

    sammyban Thread Starter

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    I guess the files aren't encrypted coz I can access the xls and docx files. only when they are opened, they matter is gibberish.

    regarding the software - I had saved them on a LUKS encrypted ext HDD.
     
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