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Windows 7: My Windows 10 encrypted drive wont open up in Windows 7 even though i

03 Apr 2019   #1
Azim1980

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
My Windows 10 encrypted drive wont open up in Windows 7 even though i

.....know the password.

CAN ANY HELP???


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03 Apr 2019   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Azim,

If you have the BitLocker recovery key for this drive, you should be able to use Option 2 in the tutorial below to unlock it.

BitLocker Drive Encryption - Unlock a Locked OS Drive
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03 Apr 2019   #3
Azim1980

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I don't have recovery key and the data on the drive..... I CANNOT AFFORD TO LOSE IT. I cant put the drive into a Windows 10 machine as I've gone back to Windows 7 and don't have the Windows 10 pro disk anymore! PLEASE HELP! THANK YOU.
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03 Apr 2019   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

In that case, if you know the BitLocker recovery password, then you could use the BitLocker Repair Tool to recover the drive.

BitLocker Repair Tool - Recover Drive in Windows 7 and 8 | Windows 8 Help Forums

If you don't, then you are pretty much out of luck since this is what BitLocker is designed for. No access without the BitLocker recovery key or password.

You could try taking the drive to a data recovery company to see if they may be able to recover the data, but it won't be cheap.

Do you have any backups of you data?
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03 Apr 2019   #5
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

You can download win10 for free you may be able to run it as a virtual PC then connect the drive and access it
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03 Apr 2019   #6
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi Azim1980,

Welcome to SevenForums!

You could also use a Linux Live CD to access your data!
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03 Apr 2019   #7
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

How would Linux read an encrypted bitlocker drive?
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