Solved

FreeOTFE // Drive letter?

Posted on 2010-11-18
9
534 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Hi,
I'm trying tu use FreeOTFE for a backup harddisk. I've been encrypting the whole disk, formatted the drive with NTFS and mount/dismount works fine.
If I close this tool, the drive letter disappears from Win explorer, which seems to be ok.
BUT if I want to "deactivate" the encryption from the drive (to use as normal Win drive again), how can I do this?
BR
0
Comment
Question by:go4java
  • 5
  • 4
9 Comments
 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:Tolomir
ID: 34171346

I think if you close the tool, the device is inaccessible.
Deactivating the encryption would leave you with unencrypted data, what would you do this?

Tolomir
0
 

Author Comment

by:go4java
ID: 34171359
Thanks. No problem, the tool works great.
It was just a test, so I want the drive to be normal NTFS partition again.
So how to deactivate the encryption?
0
 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:Tolomir
ID: 34171375
0
Optimizing Cloud Backup for Low Bandwidth

With cloud storage prices going down a growing number of SMBs start to use it for backup storage. Unfortunately, business data volume rarely fits the average Internet speed. This article provides an overview of main Internet speed challenges and reveals backup best practices.

 

Author Comment

by:go4java
ID: 34171435
???
0
 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:Tolomir
ID: 34171628
It says there is no tool to decrypt an encrypted partition. There were tools to verify the code but that was made for security experts.

Today as a user you only can move all data out or an encrypted partition and reformat that partition with windows tools.

Just a remark, also truecrypt comes not with a decryption tool, except to unencrypt the full-disk encryption.

Tolomir

0
 

Author Comment

by:go4java
ID: 34171651
...can you tell me how to format a disk without having a DRIVE LETTER ? The disk is not visible in Windows 7.
0
 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:Tolomir
ID: 34171718
No problem:

http://www.windowsreference.com/windows-vista/how-to-use-disk-management-in-vista/

rightclick on the partition in question and choose format drive
0
 
LVL 27

Accepted Solution

by:
Tolomir earned 500 total points
ID: 34171732
This fits better:

   1.      Open Computer Management by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, clicking Administrative Tools, and then double-clicking Computer Management. Administrator permission required If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
   2.      In the Navigation pane, under Storage, click Disk Management.
   3.      Right-click the volume that you want to format, and then click Format.
   4.      To format the volume with the default settings, in the Format dialog box, click OK, and then click OK again.

--
Got a German Windows running, so posting screenshots might be missleading...
0
 

Author Comment

by:go4java
ID: 34171758
...will try this in the evening. Thanks.
0

Featured Post

Complete VMware vSphere® ESX(i) & Hyper-V Backup

Capture your entire system, including the host, with patented disk imaging integrated with VMware VADP / Microsoft VSS and RCT. RTOs is as low as 15 seconds with Acronis Active Restore™. You can enjoy unlimited P2V/V2V migrations from any source (even from a different hypervisor)

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Envision that you are chipping away at another e-business site with a team of pundit developers and designers. Everything seems, by all accounts, to be going easily.
Microsoft will be releasing the Windows 10 Creators Update in just a matter of weeks. Are you prepared? Follow these steps to ensure everything goes smoothly and you don't lose valuable data on your PC.
To efficiently enable the rotation of USB drives for backups, storage pools need to be created. This way no matter which USB drive is installed, the backups will successfully write without any administrative intervention. Multiple USB devices need t…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing of Data Protection Manager on a server running Windows Server 2012 R2, including the prerequisites. Microsoft .Net 3.5 is required. To install this feature, go to Server Manager…

792 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question