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Windows 7: Bitlocker drives/partitions are not visible in windows 8

19 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 8
Bitlocker drives/partitions are not visible in windows 8


I was using windows 7 with 3 partitions and had made bitlocker ON to my 2 partitions.
Now after upgrading it to windows 8, my 2 drives (those with bitlocker) are not visible.

If i try to install Win 7 again then it is showing a single partition. I am afraid if i install Win 7 again, all my data in those 2 drives will be lost.

Please help me to get out of this.


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19 Aug 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Bibin Babu, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you did not backup or print out the unique BitLocker recovery key for those the encrypted drives to be able to unlock and recover them with prior to upgrading to Windows 8, then I'm afraid you just permanently locked yourself out of those drives.

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