Truecrypt Partition Accidentally Overwritten: PLEASE HELP!
I mistakenly selected the wrong external HDD and deleted two partitions (simple wipe, no zero out) and created two new ones over top of them. I caught the mistake right after I established the two new partitions and nothing has been written to the drive. I have mounted the disk to my Mac to run TestDisk.
The original HDD partition arrangement:
Partition 1: Mac OS Extended named "Macintosh HD 2"
Partition 2: TrueCrypt Partition
The current situation:
Does anyone know of a solution to restore the TrueCrypt partition other then calling a data recovery specialist? I don't have a backup of the partition header and the tools I've tried so far all seem to focus on retrieving files. There aren't any that recover a partition table of an otherwise healthy volume.
I just need to restore the partition table to mount the drive via TrueCrypt to access the data. I've read that it might be possible to recreate the same partition layout, but I don't want to attempt anything for fear of ruining my chances of recovery.
I referenced a lot of information from this EE question:
TestDisk wiki entry on TrueCrypt volume recovery:
I also went through TestDisk partition recovery and ended up hitting a road block where write access for the disk isn't available.
1 [Sudo] Root access
2 [Create] Create a new log file
3 Select the raw disk "/dev/rdisk2 - 500 GB/465 GiB (RO)"
4 "Write access for this media is not available."
5 [Continue] I go ahead and continue w/o write access
6 [EFI GPT]
8 [Quick Search]
Any and all help is greatly appreciated!