Overview of Rescue Procedures

BestCrypt Volume Encryption provides the user with a number of procedures to avoid loosing of encrypted data in accidental cases. For example, because of damaging physical sectors where critical data is stored (like encrypted volume headers).

Recovering encrypted data is possible if the user has Rescue File for the volume. By default, BestCrypt Volume Encryption creates and updates Rescue File (rescue.rsc) in the folder where the software is installed. The user can change location where the software automatically saves the Rescue File by running Rescue->Default Rescue Settings command. Information inside Rescue File is encrypted exactly in the same way as on volumes, so there is no risk that someone not knowing proper passwords can use the file. Since the folder where the software is installed can also be encrypted or even stored on damaged disk, BestCrypt Volume Encryption suggests the user should use commands from Rescue menu to copy Rescue File to safe place.

Several accidental situations are possible:

BestCrypt Volume Encryption on a Windows Bootable CD is also available. In some situations it might be more convenient to boot the computer with a bootable Windows Live CD, and then access encrypted volumes to solve problems without decrypting the computer. Learn more here about how to create a Windows Live CD with the BestCrypt Volume Encryption plugin, so that encrypted disk volumes can be mounted after booting the computer with the Live CD.

Note that Rescue File stores information in encrypted form. If you forget password for some volume, it will be impossible to decrypt the volume using Rescue File.

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