How to recover "TrueCrypt volume from a Quick Formatted pen drive ?

sagar0882

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Hi,
This is the first time I am posting here .
As the title suggests , I accidentally Quick Formatted a Pen Drive which had 3 TrueCrypt ( 3+3+2 GB ) volumes/containers on it .
The reason for quick format was , the Pen drive asked for it while using it at my office desktop.

Now the question is . Is it possible to restore those TrueCrypt Volumes back ?

Details so far :
I haven't written ANY data to that pen drive .
I have just tested it with testdisk/ recuva/pandora etc.
I could recover 3 swf File ( may be these are the 3 TrueCrypt volumes, as the size of these files is almost the same (Slightly Bigger )as container size ) but I am not able to mount them with TrueCrypt. It says Invalid Password or not a TrueCrypt volume.
I dont have a Backup header with me . Tried to restore header from autobackup(if any) but again it says not a TrueCrypt volume or invalid Password .
Tried Hex Editor and i Suppose (SUPPOSE, As i am not familiar with it ) that the pen drive has still got the Files/Volumes on it .

So how can i recover the Volumes ? or the files ?
Are the files recovered by test disk -> TrueCrypt volumes ? If yes then How do we mount them ?

I would like to mention, i think if somebody helps me with the Hex editor , It will be a great help , and Of course experts suggestions are MOST WELCOME . Hope to get a answer to my question and we get this solved soon :)

My system configuration
HP DV6
Processor : i3 2.13 Ghz
RAM : 2 GB
OS: Win 7 64 Bit
Pen Drive : Kingston 8 gb
App details : TrueCrypt version 7.0a

Cheers
Sagar
 

USAFRet

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Expert suggestion? Restore the files from your backup.

If TrueCrypt says it is an invalid volume, probably not a lot you can do with it.

Encrypted volumes are supposed to be hard (impossible) to retrieve data from. If you can do it via a Hex editor, it wouldn't be much good, would it?
 

Pinhedd

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The moment that you formatted the device you wrote data to it which destroyed the encrypted volumes contained within. It's gone dude.
 
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