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Windows 7: BitLocker Drive Encryption - Unlock a Locked Data or Removable Drive

18 Jul 2016   #30
Banker

Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit
 
 

This is the error I get




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18 Jul 2016   #31
Banker

Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit
 
 

the affected drive is F and I want to be restored to the C drive.
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18 Jul 2016   #32
Banker

Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit
 
 

This is what happens evertyime I enter the recovery ID, I am simply unable to attain any sort of access to the drive.


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18 Jul 2016   #33
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You won't be able to recover F: to C: since C: is the Windows drive. You'll need to recover F: to a different drive letter.
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18 Jul 2016   #34
Banker

Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit
 
 

I have entered another external drive in G and the error persists, am I typing the command correctly?


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18 Jul 2016   #35
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I don't see any issues with the command.

Is the G: drive of equal or larger size than the F: drive?

If you have the BitLocker recovery key for F: , then you might try the command in step 3 for it instead.
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18 Jul 2016   #36
Banker

Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit
 
 

I will try the recovery ID as a method of recovery also.

I have a 250GB 2.5" as my external, the drive I am trying to recover from is a 320GB 2.5" but the data is not more than 150GB.

does the drive itself need to be equivalent to or larger than the affected drive?

so in other words I will a 320GB or more?
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18 Jul 2016   #37
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yep, the amount used doesn't matter. You will need a drive at least 320GB or more to recover to.
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19 Jul 2016   #38
Banker

Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit
 
 

Please see this error again.

I am trying to recover :F(320GB) to drive :H (320GB).

Am i doing something wrong?


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19 Jul 2016   #39
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I don't see any obvious issue with the syntax of the command.

Try the command below to see how it does without -f instead:

repair-bde F: H: -pw
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