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#1 Achaemenid

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 03:09 PM

 I am unable to open txt files I created a month ago using the same computer and the same OS.

 

The the major changes I made were moving most of my files from the internal hard drive to an external backup.

 

And moving most of these files into a veracrypt volume.

 

Now I get the message shown on the screenshot

 

Though I created these files as txt, they now have no extensions and adding a .txt does not make them openable.

 

None of the applications in the "open with" list work.

 

Any suggestions appreciated.

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 11:52 AM

Many files in a veracrypt volume suddenly are now empty and pdf files cannot be opened.

 

I use Linux 17.2

 

I have shifted and replaced many of these files but most of them were replacements of themselves.

 

I also performed some operations in the terminal to change file permissions.

 

I would appreciate knowing if the content of these files can be recovered.

 

Is any of this due to the files being in an encrypted drive? I have not noticed this problem with files anywhere but the encrypted drive.


Edited by Achaemenid, 11 November 2017 - 12:15 PM.


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Posted 17 November 2017 - 12:49 PM

Hi, I have merged these topics because they appear to relate to the same problem. It is helpful to keep all information relating to each problem, in the same topic.

There is a fair chance that it's no coincidence, that the problem is only with files that have been on this encrypted drive.

In Linux 17.2, please do the following:

1) Click on "Home" or "Computer" on the desktop, and navigate to the directory that the files are currently in.

2) Right click in the window, and select "Open In Terminal."

3) Run the following command, then copy and paste the output into your next post. This will provide essential information about permissions and file sizes. If the output is too long to post, just post the first few lines:
ls -l


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Posted 18 November 2017 - 03:33 AM

pretty much all the encrypted disk stuff requires a password to actually open the disk/directory.  If you don't do the right steps and actually mount the encrypted volume, all the data is encrypted and you can't use it.  Changing permissions is not going to recover that.  You need to rearead any tutorials on "how to use veracrypt" and remember what you did when you set it up.


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Posted 19 November 2017 - 11:17 AM

Hi, I have merged these topics because they appear to relate to the same problem. It is helpful to keep all information relating to each problem, in the same topic.

There is a fair chance that it's no coincidence, that the problem is only with files that have been on this encrypted drive.

In Linux 17.2, please do the following:

1) Click on "Home" or "Computer" on the desktop, and navigate to the directory that the files are currently in.

2) Right click in the window, and select "Open In Terminal."

3) Run the following command, then copy and paste the output into your next post. This will provide essential information about permissions and file sizes. If the output is too long to post, just post the first few lines:

ls -l

Thanks very much for responding on this and providing this diagnostic advice.

When I first opened the VC volume I could open the files, then within a few minutes, they started to become unopenable.

This includes .odt files which are meant to work with linux, as well as .txt files

 

I am thinking that just the VC directory and maybe just certain folders in it are being hacked whenever I open it and am connected to the internet at the same time. They contain political activism work.



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Posted 19 November 2017 - 11:21 AM

pretty much all the encrypted disk stuff requires a password to actually open the disk/directory.  If you don't do the right steps and actually mount the encrypted volume, all the data is encrypted and you can't use it.  Changing permissions is not going to recover that.  You need to rearead any tutorials on "how to use veracrypt" and remember what you did when you set it up.

I have read quite a bit about VC. If I were not following the right steps, the VC volume would not open at all.

As far as I can remember, I just set up a standard volume, not a hidden volume. Not a volume within a volume. Not a system volume. The disk/drive itself is not encrypted.

As far as pdfs, go I was usually able to open them by right clicking, then going to "open with document viewer."

With text files within a vc volume, you have to click on "display" to open and work with them.


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-rwx------  1 serapis serapis      97 Sep 29  2013 TEEN DEATH BOOT CAMP BYZANTIUM MEDIA POL JURY.txt
-rwx------  1 serapis serapis     305 Aug 28  2011 temp mailing list TO MAIL BYZANTIUM BOYCOTT.txt
-rwx------  1 serapis serapis    3001 May 18  2014 TEXT OUTREACH.txt
-rwx------  1 serapis serapis  108502 Nov 13  2016 The Ancient Greeks Sacrificed Ugly People _ Atlas Obscura.pdf
drwx------  2 serapis serapis   32768 Nov 10 00:02 THUMBS UP
-rwx------  1 serapis serapis   20992 Jan 17  2014 TO COUNTERPUNCH.doc
-rwx------  1 serapis serapis  796163 Sep 16  2015 TO DO BYZ OUTREACH-SOC NET.pdf
-rwx------  1 serapis serapis      36 Sep  7  2016 TO DO HK POL BYZ.txt
-rwx------  1 serapis serapis  668174 Nov 11  2014 TO DO IMPORTANT MYSTERY CULTS.png
-rwx------  1 serapis serapis      37 Oct 11  2016 TO JOIN  BYZ DEVIANT.txt
-rwx------  1 serapis serapis      36 Jan 19  2016 to join byz konto.txt
-rwx------  1 serapis serapis      38 Oct  8  2016 TO JOIN BYZ.txt
-rwx------  1 serapis serapis     297 Nov 28  2016 TO POST WU.txt
-rwx------  1 serapis serapis      26 Apr 17  2009 TO QUERY ON LEGALISATION SUPPORT COCKBURN EMAIL.txt
-rwx------  1 serapis serapis     116 Apr  9  2014 TOR BLOG SITE BYZANTIUM.txt
-rwx------  1 serapis serapis 1815024 Dec 18  2013 TO READ GOOD LEGAL IF TRIAL FOR BYZANTIUM.pdf
-rwx------  1 serapis serapis     940 Jan  9  2014 TOR FOR CELL PHONE MOBILE GEHEIM.txt
-rwx------  1 serapis serapis   10906 Apr  7  2014 TRADECRAFT.odt
-rwx------  1 serapis serapis     244 May 26  2014 TURNOI.txt
-rwx------  1 serapis serapis     138 May 24  2014 TWITTER KONTO.txt
-rwx------  1 serapis serapis    1366 Mar 22  2017 UNAPHONE GOOD.txt
-rwx------  1 serapis serapis      20 Aug 17  2011 UNKNOWN HOAX ALLY.txt
-rwx------  1 serapis serapis       0 Jul 31 04:29 Untitled Document
drwx------  2 serapis serapis   32768 Nov 19 21:45 Untitled Folder
drwx------  2 serapis serapis   32768 Nov 10 00:02 US CONS CM BYZ
-rwx------  1 serapis serapis 3527554 Dec 12  2013 use for video THAIS TRAFFICKING REFUGEES INTERNATIONAL BYZANTIUM.pdf
-rwx------  1 serapis serapis  655403 May  6  2014 USE PERIPHERAL CUES MKTG ADVERTISING SALES.png
-rwx------  1 serapis serapis   79549 Jul 31  2012 US GOVT TRAVEL RE HOAX.pdf
-rwx------  1 serapis serapis    7873 Sep 23  2012 US SUICIDE RATE UP.odt
-rwx------  1 serapis serapis      98 May 26  2016 VFEMAIL BYZ GEHEIM TWIT KONTO MAY 2016.txt
-rwx------  1 serapis serapis     295 Nov  1  2009 video notes byz.txt
-rwx------  1 serapis serapis     295 Nov  1  2009 video notes.txt
-rwx------  1 serapis serapis     138 Jul 17  2015 VIMEO KONTO BYZ 2015.txt
-rwx------  1 serapis serapis     131 Jan 30  2017 VOAT BYZ.txt
-rwx------  1 serapis serapis      29 Jan 21  2017 VPN AUTISTICI.txt
-rwx------  1 serapis serapis     791 Feb 16  2017 WARNING  COLOMBIA BYZ.txt
-rwx------  1 serapis serapis      80 Dec 19  2013 WARNING MASKME CPTR BYZANTIUM.txt
-rwx------  1 serapis serapis     390 Apr 14  2015 WELTWEIT KOMMUNICATION BYZ.txt
-rwx------  1 serapis serapis      50 Jul 18  2011 WHAT GETS ONTO GOOGLE..txt
-rwx------  1 serapis serapis      82 Apr  5  2014 WIKI TRADECRAFT SITE.txt
-rwx------  1 serapis serapis     165 Jan  6  2017 WOOFER BYZ.txt
-rwx------  1 serapis serapis      44 Jan  5  2014 worldwide link up poss site.txt
-rwx------  1 serapis serapis     102 Sep 16  2012 WRITE PRIVATE FOUNDATIONS.txt
-rwx------  1 serapis serapis    2293 Aug 19  2016 X NOT HARMFUL ORIGINAL POST.txt
drwx------  2 serapis serapis   32768 Nov 10 00:02 Y LETTER
-rwx------  1 serapis serapis     194 Aug 23  2015 YOUTUBE GOOGLE KONTO BYZ.txt
-rwx------  1 serapis serapis     142 Jul 17  2015 YOUTUBE KONTO BYZ.txt
serapis@osireiron /media/veracrypt9/BYZ linux desktop $

 

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I had to edit this list somewhat.

I don't notice anything unusual about the permissions.
 


Edited by Achaemenid, 19 November 2017 - 12:34 PM.


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Posted 19 November 2017 - 01:20 PM

It seems unusual that you have permission to execute all of those files, but would put that down to you "performing operations in the terminal to change file permissions." What's pertinent here is that you have permission to read the files, which is what I wanted to check. The files are also of varying sizes, which indicates that they are not empty.

1) Which application did you use to create the files that end in .txt?

2) What happens if you follow steps 1 and 2 in post #3, then run this command?
cat "HOAX PROPAGANDA.txt"
Also try this:
file "HOAX PROPAGANDA.txt"

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 03:01 PM

I created these files as I do with all text files in linux, by going to "Menu", then "Accessories", then "Text Editor."  I believe the program is gedit.

 

the command with "cat" seems to reveal the content of the file.

 

the command with "file" is pasted here:

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serapis@osireiron /media/veracrypt4/BYZ linux desktop $ file "HOAX PROPAGANDA.txt"
HOAX PROPAGANDA.txt: UTF-8 Unicode (with BOM) text, with CRLF line terminators
serapis@osireiron /media/veracrypt4/BYZ linux desktop $
===================================================================

 

Thanks very much for helping me to open these files again.
 

How can I restore these files?  I have moved the files from non-encrypted to the encrypted drive.


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 05:34 PM

The output of file looks unusual. One way of restoring files you can read with cat is:

Open a terminal in the directory you wish to "restore" the files to, then run this command:

cat /media/veracrypt4/"BYZ linux desktop"/"HOAX PROPAGANDA.txt" > "HOAX PROPAGANDA.txt"
That will create a new file, with the same name and contents as the old file, in your chosen directory.

Another thing to try is, follow steps 1 and 2 in post #3 again, then run this command:
gedit "HOAX PROPAGANDA.txt"
Gedit should then try to open the file, and if it can't, hopefully an error message will be displayed in the terminal, giving us a clue as to what is wrong.



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Posted 22 November 2017 - 02:28 PM

For some reason, my files in the Veracrypt volume are now opening normally for Veracrypt:

 

txt files do not open the same as they do in non-encrypted drives, they must be opened by clicking "display" then they can be operated on normally.

pdf files are now opening normally.

 

I cannot explain this quirky behavior, but Linux Mint seems to be doing a lot of this. Or maybe it is just the programs I use with it.

I had a disaster with KeePassX causing me to remove it.

My external HDD (seagate) is continually being disabled so I have take out the usb plug and reinserting it.

I will be working in the external HDD then suddenly the file system flips back to my home directory.

I assumed this problem was due to hacking since it only occurred in in one directory in the VC volume.

 

Thanks for this remedy.



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Posted 22 November 2017 - 02:59 PM

Glad you're getting somewhere. :)

Many if not most problems that I see involving USB external hard drives, seem to be the fault of the drives themselves.




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