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Samsung T1 Decryption

by Homer_J_S / July 21, 2016 8:19 AM PDT

I did a very silly thing: keeping my only copy of data on a Samsung T1 500GB with encryption enabled. Plugged in one day: fine, plugged in the next: my 465GB partition is replaced with an empty 124MB one. I loaded up a data retrieval package and on a "lost" 465GB partition, there is my directory structure with filenames. When recovering the files, they seem to remain encrypted.

So is there a way to fix the partition table so when I unlock the drive, it processes the correct partition?

I did half of what I was supposed to do in remembering the password.

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Since the encryption is by Samsung
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 21, 2016 9:03 AM PDT
In reply to: Samsung T1 Decryption

You need to call it in and talk about the options.

Also ask the folk at

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by Homer_J_S / July 22, 2016 12:09 PM PDT
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Update: I ran Easeus Data Recovery after unlocking the drive using the Samsung software and password. While the "lost" partition is not mounted I have managed to recover a fair amount of the files from the drive. They were not encrypted, I had not let the recovery software complete its deep scan. Now I just need to see if there is a way to avoid thousands of sequentially numbered "file0001.pdf" files and get their actual filenames. The filenames appear during scanning along with their original paths, but after scanning completes I only see directories like "Microsoft Word Documents" filled with file0000.doc files.

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