secret even I cannot read it....Truecrypt idiocy story inside. Help!
So, I've done what
this poster did, only I went even further. I have encrypted part of a memory stick and now it would not mount the volume.
I used to have a 4GB file with all my stuff. One night (oh yes, don't do things when you're alert and sober...ahem) before a WE in which I knew there was a chance I would use the stick to exchange files with a bunch of people I had never met before, I must have done something really clever....and really stupid.
I know that the data is there - there are 19 GB used, and only 12ish are of files/folders. WinDirStat shows an "unknown" block of 6.6 GB...that should be it, right?
Except - I can't mount it. There is no file anymore - if I just point Truecrypt at the device it just doesn't work. I know that the password is right so what gives? Is there any chance I created some sort of hidden d:\secretstuff\ folder that I cannot see under Windows (of course with the "show hidden folders" on in Windows) and where the encrypted part resides?
And yes, I feel pretty stupid. I do have backups which are not too old, but this thing (i.e. my idiocy) is really annoying me.
Anything else the hive mind can think of? Is there anything I can try before I give up?