My Sandisk Cruzer Glide flash drive started giving the “please reformat” popup and is no longer recognized except for an OS assigned drive letter that doesn’t respond. Luckily several recovery programs were able to read and fully recover the encypted vault data and it resides on a hard disk now. Unfortunately my attempts at reading that data by either (1) dropping it onto a different Sandisk Cruzer running the same version of SecureAccess 2.0 or (2) trying to import the data through SecureAccess’s recovery feature pointed at the recovered data, both failed. When you think about what the binary system dir files in the vault must manage (there are 4 or 5 of them), they need to know the password, the file structure, and some type of encryption key. Is the key based on the serial ID of the flash drive? If so this would be a terrible design making recovered encytped files useless without the original fully working flash drive.
Its pretty clear I need to use SecureAccess 2.0 to read and decypt this recovered vault data set. All the files are there. Certainly Sandisk or the company they outsourced the development of SecureAccess to, has a method for using encrypted files recovered off a dead flash drive (when you know the password). Maybe its something where one or more of the system dir files on the new flash drive need to be used instead of using every one from the recovered drive.
Anybody know how to do this?