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

16 May 2017   #50
haren

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

OH NO!!!!!!....... anyway i can get my files out of it?


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16 May 2017   #51
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You could try the free version of Recuva to see if it may be able to.

Recuva - Restore deleted files, even if youve emptied the Recycle bin! - Piriform

However, if the USB drive isn't even recognized by the system, then I doubt it.
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16 May 2017   #52
haren

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

HI,
Tried recuva -- but as u said, it did not work, as the system doesnt recognise the drive. Wondering if i shld format the drive and try recuva after that. Any other suggestions?
Really at a lost here, as everything was fine upto few days ago :-(
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16 May 2017   #53
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If you format the drive, it may allow the drive to be used again, but the chances of recovering anything is pretty much gone.
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16 May 2017   #54
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Your also going to run into all kinds of problems if you don't get some more free space on your partition 'C'.

Just a friendly reminder.

Jack
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17 May 2017   #55
haren

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi,
thanks for all the help -- i was looking at the Recuva and it does say "Recuva can recover files from damaged or newly formatted drives."
Dont know what else i can do.

Layback Bear -- thanks for the reminder. How do i get more space on my C? dont have much on it except OS and few programs. All other files are on D and F.
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17 May 2017   #56
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Haren,

The tutorial below can show you different options to help determine what is using your hard drive space and how to free up space.

Hard Disk Space - Free Up and Recover - Windows 7 Help Forums
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08 Jul 2017   #57
KrishC

windows 8.1
 
 

Awesome. Thanks much guys. This really helped me. I used the "BitLocker Recovery Key" to Unlock the Drive.
I created this account just to say 'thanks a ton'.

With love from India,
Krishna.
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05 Sep 2017   #58
tkwetina

W10P
 
 
Got the key but does not encrypt

I recently updated my XPS13 2in1 and after that device did not boot anymore with error message : No bootable device found.

Turns out to be a W10 issue as hw is OK. SSD is encrypted with Bitlocker.

Now I put the SSD into a desktop and try to decrypt it - both standard and repair - always get the message wrong key

I then bought m3 data recovery tool and this can access the SSD with my key.

Any idea what could be the problem ?

Step 2 is now after data is saved to return the SSD into the Dell XPS13 and boot from USB and try do decrypt the SSD from that machine, anyway it will not boot until I reinstall W 10 i assume

Will I be able to reinstall and keeping my data with the Bitlocker encryption ? Can I access Bitlocker when I boot from USB ?
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05 Sep 2017   #59
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello tkwetina, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since you area able to access the SSD with the software, I would recommend copying your files to another drive as a backup.

This way you will be able to do a clean install of W10 on the SSD without worrying about losing your files.
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