Today I was reinstalling Windows 7 but forgot to unplug my Truecrypt-encrypted drive. Subsequently Win7 chose this drive as its system partition for bootmgr.
Let me point out that the partition is supposed to take up the entire drive.
When trying to mount the partition, first it said that it was in use. I then found it was selected as System and managed to set another partition to system instead.
At this point the partition was no longer in use, but mounting resulted in "wrong password / not a Truecrypt volume".
I have manager to restore the header from backup and the disk passes TrueCrypt password verification. Unfortunately it is shown as RAW and explorer claims it has to format it. Disk management shows it being 100% free, explorer does not show any data besides it being mounted under some letter.
What is the best way to recover the data at this point? I actually need only a very minor fraction of this partition, but cannot access anything right now. Are there any tools that could read data from a RAW partition as if it was NTFS? Or maybe some way of restoring the partition as it was, except for the part that the Windows installer overwrote?