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How to restore information if something goes wrong and you have no backup.

How to Backup

  1. Backup your data
  2. Backup encrypted volume header via DC menu
  3. Backup file system header ?

General

Don't use Windows repair feature, it will repair nothing, only further mess up your drive.

Encryption Troubles

I have encrypted my computer. Now it does not boot.

  1. Your computer has UEFI BIOS that is not supported by DiskCryptor's bootloader.
    1. Boot from Live Media with DC (or connect your drive to another system with DC).
    2. Mount and Decrypt encrypted partition(s).
    3. Remove the bootloader through bootloader configuration.
    4. Restart the computer and go into machine settings.
    5. Change the boot method to UEFI with Secureboot or Legacy BIOS.
    6. Restart. forum
  2. Your BIOS is set to UEFI and system drive formatted to GPT that are not supported by DiskCryptor's bootloader.
    1. Decrypt and Change BIOS from UEFI to Legacy (see above).
    2. Convert system disk from GPT to MBR. forum

I have encrypted my system partition but DC bootloader does not accept password.

  1. National symbols in password.
    1. Boot from Live Media with DC (or connect your drive to another system with DC) to mount, check for bootloader or decrypt volume.
    2. If your keyboard has QWERTZ or AZERTY layout, then you can use symbols only from the following sets: [a–z][A–Z][0–9].

Routine Troubles

I did nothing, encrypted system just does not boot anymore.

  1. Boot from Live Media with DC (or connect your drive to another system with DC) to mount, check for bootloader or decrypt volume.

forum

I have accidentally formatted mounted encrypted partition.

Decrypt partition and use any data recovery software. forum

I have accidentally formatted unmounted encrypted partition.

I have deleted second partition and system does not boot anymore.

I have "Error 4" when trying to mount encrypted volume

  1. Password is not correct.
  2. Your volume header is corrupted.
    1. Restore header from backup. forum
    2.  ?