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Windows 7: Windows XP and Bitlocker Shared Partition

13 Sep 2010   #1
itguy223

Windows XP Professional X86 SP3\Windows 7 Ultimate X86
 
 
Windows XP and Bitlocker Shared Partition

Hi, I have recently encrypted a documents partition shared between my two OS's. Is there any way I can access my data from Windows XP without decrypting? The laptop I am currently using is 7 years old, so I didn't want to encrypt the Windows 7 C: partition.


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13 Sep 2010   #2
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

The whole point of encryption is to prevent exactly what you are trying to do.
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13 Sep 2010   #3
itguy223

Windows XP Professional X86 SP3\Windows 7 Ultimate X86
 
 

Not really, I am trying to access my own data from either OS on my computer. BitLocker to go reader allows you to do basically the same thing, just only with portable media. I want to do the same thing with my internal hard disk.
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13 Sep 2010   #4
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

You encrypted the DATA in Windows 7 and now want to access it on Windows XP, without decrypting it?

Do you understand what encryption means?
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13 Sep 2010   #5
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Did you use Bitlocker-To-Go on the drive in question?
If not then no, you must decrypt the data in order to access it from both systems.
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14 Sep 2010   #6
itguy223

Windows XP Professional X86 SP3\Windows 7 Ultimate X86
 
 

Quote:
You encrypted the DATA in Windows 7 and now want to access it on Windows XP, without decrypting it?

Do you understand what encryption means?
Um, wow. Maybe I found the wrong forum. Maybe it would be best if I fouund information elsewhere. I fully understand the concept of encryption, I would like to know if there is some kind of tool, perhaps developed by microsoft that would allow Windows XP to unlock the drive in a fashion similar to Windows 7 so I could access my data.
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Did you use Bitlocker-To-Go on the drive in question?
If not then no, you must decrypt the data in order to access it from both systems.
I installed Bitlocker to go on XP, but it only detects portable media. Is there a way to emulate this so it sees the partition as portable media or a flash drive?
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14 Sep 2010   #7
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by itguy223 View Post
I installed Bitlocker to go on XP, but it only detects portable media. Is there a way to emulate this so it sees the partition as portable media or a flash drive?
No. Bitlocker-To-Go uses a much different system on portable media.
Then Bitlocker used on internal HDDs.
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14 Sep 2010   #8
itguy223

Windows XP Professional X86 SP3\Windows 7 Ultimate X86
 
 

Okay. So it's not possible.
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