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Quick wiped my passport. Desperately need more than just raw files.

Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:48 am

Potentially, depending on the model of passport, the wipe may have been a Cryptographic erasure, in which encryption key is erased and new one created to correspond with the new format.

Generally a quick format will overwrite the first 256 MFT records (depending on the OS it was formatted in) but all others should remain. In your R-studio scan check the RAW files - if there are none then I suspect this has been Cryptographic erased. If there are RAW files, then somehow all prior MFT records would have been overwritten or erased.

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