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Windows 7: Help me plz..... unlock bitlocker

14 Oct 2012   #1

Help me plz..... unlock bitlocker

i locked two of my disk drives with bit-locker encryption option in windows-7 , now i forget the password and recovery key to unlock my drives . Is there any way to unlock my drives ? or if i format the system can i able to unlock the drives without loosing the contents in it ?

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14 Oct 2012   #2

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Win 7 Pro 64-bit

From a Microsoft article about BitLocker:

When a local administrator initializes BitLocker, the administrator should also create a recovery password or a recovery key. Without a recovery key or recovery password, all data on the encrypted drive may be inaccessible and unrecoverable if there is a problem with the BitLocker-protected drive.
Source: BitLocker Drive Encryption Overview

But I also found another Microsoft article that may permit using a Data Recovery Agent.

Scenario 14: Using a Data Recovery Agent to Recover BitLocker-Protected Drives (Windows 7)

The problem is, drive encryption is supposed to be secure. It's supposed to make it difficult, if not impossible, to recover data. Otherwise, what's the point in using encryption if everybody can just hack their way in.
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14 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16

Why did you do that ? Do you work for the government ? Do you have secret files on your pc ? Why would you do such a foolish thing ?

You didn`t write your password down ? You don`t have it memorized in your head ?

I can`t believe you would do such a thing without taking detailed precautions. If you format it, of course you will loose everything.
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14 Oct 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

I'm curious what a OS 34 in the OP Specs. Should of wrote down what operating system was installed also.
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14 Oct 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16

Windows 7. So he says.
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