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How to access Linux repository file on Windows

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Hello, I have a problem. I helped a colleague retrieve files on a linux raid 1 array from a linux server. I only had half the array and accessed it with Parted Magic (Ubuntu couldn't read the partition).

I copied the content to an NTFS drive, but I can't find the particular files. Mind you, I never use Linux, so I just did what little I could do to access the drive.

I've seen there's a huge 100GB file called Repository with no extension, is it possible the shared files are in there? All the clients are Windows so the files are Office documents.

I looked into Samba config file and it points to a shared folder which isn't there.
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And would there be a way around this?
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Mmm, okay, I think that may be the case. It won't be easy to get the password, the previous admin had a violent falling out with his customers. I also suspect he may have deleted stuff for revenge...
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Recover from backups....
Or at least back up data and restore on clean systems for the rest. Make sure your management knows what you are fighting with.
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Actually, I am my own management :). I am trying to help this friend who's taken over the server without knowing what he was getting into. I'll need to inform his customers of all this stuff because they're using him as a scapegoat and he's losing sleep over this. The former admin has completely disappeared.

I have managed to recover a lot of documents with Photorec, not sure if they'll be of use.

Anyway, I have the password they used to access the shared files, I think it's the same password I need for the encrypted data. Do you have any suggestion what to do with it? I have no access to the original machine but only to a single drive, which contains the infamous 100GB file.
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Testdisk is fairly good compared to basic windows programs....
I really have no idea how you could eventually decrypt the disk on windows....
Maybe start with virtual linux machine?
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I've been using Parted Magic, Testdisk is in there. Anyway, I still see this file as a gigantic 100GB something under Linux too.
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Thanks, I'll try that out.
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Tried that, looks like the files are encrypted with Truecrypt so the matter is now out of my hands. I'll accept some answers as Assisted Solutions since you were very helpful.
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Learning experience, thanks.
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How do you know?
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They asked the former admin and told me. Also, they asked back for the disk, that's why I said the matter is out of my hands.
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OK
Maybe they know password now.
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Yes, it's possible.
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