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Windows 7: BitLocker Drive Encryption - BitLocker To Go - Turn On or Off

30 Jun 2011   #20
shadilami

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit.
 
 

please ... i forget the recovery ker for my hard disk ,,,, please help meeee


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30 Jun 2011   #21
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

Hello Shadilami, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Without the recovery key, you're pretty much out of luck on being able to access the HDD without taking the HDD to a expert data recovery shop.

If you did step 6, you could use it to regain access to the HDD.
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01 Jul 2011   #22
shadilami

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit.
 
 

yes i did step 6 .. but i lose the recovery key .... please hellp me ... all my file on HDD
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01 Jul 2011   #23
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

I'm sorry to hear that. Without the recovery key or password to access or unlock the removable drive, you're out of luck. You might be able to recover them by having a professional data recovery service attempt to, but it most likely will not be cheap if they are able to.

The HDD could be formatted to be able to use it again, but you will lose what is on it.
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02 Jul 2011   #24
shadilami

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit.
 
 

ok thank you
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23 Jun 2014   #25
plumpf

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i am not able to see "turn on bitlocker" when right clicking on any partition on any hard drive or on external usb thumb drive.

please find below screenshots and advise.
my system is dell optiplex 755 with tpm 1.2 and windows 7 ultimate


thanks


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BitLocker Drive Encryption - BitLocker To Go - Turn On or Off-diskmgmttpm.png   BitLocker Drive Encryption - BitLocker To Go - Turn On or Off-tpm.msc.png   BitLocker Drive Encryption - BitLocker To Go - Turn On or Off-no-bitlocker-option-right-click-context-menu.png  
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23 Jun 2014   #26
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

Hello plumpf,

Is the removable drive formatted with NTFS instead of FAT32?
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23 Jun 2014   #27
plumpf

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Formated with fat in above snapshots

now formated with ntfs but still same.

also why is it not shown for other partitions ?
i have 2 hard drives and it is enable bit locker is not shown in right click context menu for any of them.
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23 Jun 2014   #28
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

Hmm, I'm not sure why you don't see the BitLocker context menus.

You might run a sfc /scannow command to see if you may have any corrupted system files responsible.
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23 Jun 2014   #29
plumpf

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

sfc scannow was run yesterday but no violation was found.

what services needs to be started for bitlocker ? there are two containing bitlocker and they were set to disable i set them to automatic and started them.

i had followed some tweaking guide floating on net long time ago. that only required changes in services ..
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