Recovered files from Ext USB drive but in GPG format

David Shaw dshaw at
Mon Oct 13 22:50:10 CEST 2008

On Sat, Oct 11, 2008 at 10:20:28AM -0700, scottpearson wrote:
> I had 50GB of data on the USB drive. I installed SecureLock and configured
> the disk encryption. I didn't read/realise that data would be lost and only
> considered this when I was prompted to format the disk. I cancelled out and
> it seems the partition has been deleted.
> Now, when i connect the USB drive, I am prompted to decrypt the disk, which
> does successfully, but Windows does not recognise the drive or make it
> available as there is no partition. How am I able to recover this partition
> and the data?
> i have been able to recover some data using photorec but the files have a
> GPG file extension. Does anyone know of a utility that would recover these?
> I have tried  GnuPG for windows but the utility states there is no openPGP
> in the files.

Are these really GPG files, or just files that happen to have a .gpg
filename extension?  Were you using GPG in the first place, or is this
some artifact of the file recovery process looking at files and
thinking they were GPG files?


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