Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


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?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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 :-(
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 BitLocker Drive Encryption - Unlock a Locked Data or Removable Drive




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
BitLocker Drive Encryption - Internal Data Hard Drives - Turn On or Off
How to Turn On or Off BitLocker for Internal Data Hard Drives in Windows 7 This will show you how to turn Windows 7 BitLocker Drive Encryption on or off for internal hard drives or partitions without a operating system installed on them. When BitLocker Drive Encryption is turned on for the...
Tutorials
BitLocker Drive Encryption - Unlock a Locked OS Drive
How to Unlock a Windows 7 Computer Locked by BitLocker Drive Encryption This will show you how to unlock a computer that the drive Windows 7 is installed on was locked by BitLocker Drive Encryption, and now cannot be accessed. If the drive that Windows is installed on (the operating...
Tutorials
BitLocker Drive Encryption - BitLocker To Go - Turn On or Off
How to Turn Windows 7 BitLocker To Go On or Off for Removable Drives BitLocker To Go is used to encrypt and password protect any removable external hard drives and USB flash drives. The drives must be formatted using either the exFAT, FAT16, FAT32, or NTFS file system and must be at least...
Tutorials
BitLocker Drive Encryption - Windows 7 Drive - Turn On or Off with no TPM
How to Turn On or Off BitLocker without a TPM for Windows 7 Drive This will show you how to turn BitLocker Drive Encryption on or off for your Windows 7 or other operating system drive or partition when your computer does not have a Trusted Platform Module (TPM). When BitLocker Drive...
Tutorials
BitLocker Drive Encryption - Suspend or Resume Protection on Windows 7 Drive
How to Suspend or Resume BitLocker Protection on Windows 7 Drive This will show you how to temporarily suspend (unlock) BitLocker drive encryption protection on a Windows 7 or other operating system drive or partition, and to resume (lock) protection when needed.Suspend protection is...
Tutorials
BitLocker Drive Encryption - Change Encryption Method and Cipher Strength
How to Change Windows 7 BitLocker Drive Encryption Method and Cipher Strength This will show you how to change the encryption algorithm and key cipher strength used by BitLocker to encrypt drives in Windows 7.BitLocker Drive Encryption supports 128-bit and 256-bit encryption keys. Longer...
Tutorials


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 00:56.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App