Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetSecurity · 2 months ago

If I format my vera encrypted flash drive, will the data that once were encrypted be accessible?

Update:

accessible for recovery*

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  • keerok
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Not familiar with vera but I guess that if you mounted it first before formatting then there is a chance of recovery since the encryption metadata shouldn't have been touched. In this case, the data should be visible since it is treated as a mounted drive.

    If formatting was done without mounting the drive first then there's no way to recover anything since the encryption code wouldn't be recovered at all.

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  • Dick
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    The "Format" command does not erase anything. It only identifies that data that you "deleted" as being okay to write new data over it. You actually have to use a program to write 1's and 0's over the data that is there. A FREE on that does a good job is ccleaner. You can download it at download.com or do a search for it. Just look for the "Tools" icon on the left hand side of the screen and do a "disk wipe" or an "available space" wipe. Hope this helps!

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