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Windows 7: Bitlocker Recovery Key - lost

06 May 2014   #1
teky

Windows 7 32bit
 
 
Bitlocker Recovery Key - lost

i encrypted my 1TB External HDD took backup of my laptop on it (including recovery keys backup files). formated my laptop reinstalled windows and now forgot the password for External HDD.

Any suggestions in recovering the key which is already backed up in the encrypted HDD.

thinking to format HDD and than attempt data recovery but not sure if i will be able to recover all or nothing.


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06 May 2014   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Teky, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you format the encrypted drive, it will pretty much destroy any chance of recovering the drive.

If you don't have the BitLocker recovery key or password, then decrypting or recovering the drive will just about be impossible.

BitLocker Drive Encryption - Unlock a Locked Data or Removable Drive

BitLocker Repair Tool - Recover Drive in Windows 7 and 8
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06 May 2014   #3
teky

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

thanks Brink this what i learnt so far
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06 May 2014   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I hope you at least may be able to remember the password.
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07 May 2014   #5
teky

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

oops same admin on both forums thought to give shout on 8 forum with the updates well i am marking this thread solved seems things have been DONE NOW :|
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07 May 2014   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Sorry.
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