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Q: Before you can save files, you need to encrypt with BitLocker

Hello,

Please help!
I have a 64-bit Windows 7 Professional O/S.
I've used external HDDs for months now, but today when I plug any external/portable HDD/SDD in it prompts me "Before you can save files on this drive, you need to encrypt it using BitLocker"...!!!
See attached screen shot.

I can open the drive, but I cannot do a thing with it. This is causing me all kinds of grief.

I didn't even know I had BitLocker on my laptop, as it is Windows 7 Pro. I don't want it.

There is no BitLocker option when I write-click my drive. There is no BitLocker To Go installed etc...

Can someone help me to write to my drives and remove BitLocker if needed??

Kind Regards,
LB

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A: Before you can save files, you need to encrypt with BitLocker

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
BitLocker Drive Encryption - Windows 7 Drive - Turn On or Off with no TPM

BitLocker Drive Encryption - BitLocker To Go - Turn On or Off

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Hi,

I am facing issue with Bitlocker encryption getting error bitlocker could not encrypt one or more drives on this computer so please help me to fix this issue.

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Hello to everyone,

I am new here and "fresh" with BitLocker encryption. I need to encrpyt OS drive of laptop with Windows 8.1 and TPM chip. I have read few articles about encryption of OS drives with BitLocker ( with TPM / without TPM ) but never got a direct answer to my questions. So ... I want to ask:

1. Is it possible to encrypt the drive without using the TPM in case that there is TPM chip in the laptop because from what I have read BitLocker work with TPM by default but I don't want to use it. I have had already encrypt other laptops without TPM chips by setting up the group policies ( Computer Configuration \ Administrative Templates \ Windows Components \ Bit Locker Drive Encryption \ Operating System Drives and double click on Require additional authentication at startup ) and ... is it possible something like this to be made in this case ( when the laptop have TPM in it ).
What I want is the user to be asked for password on startup, recovery key to be saved to a file on external device( not to use usb flash drive as a key ) and to be possible simply to change my HDD in the future without need to manage TPM.

If this is not possible ... here is my second question:
2. Can I setup encryption with TPM like that:
- user to be asked for PASSWORD on startup
- recovery key to be saved to a file ( I don't want every time to use usb flash drive with recovery on it to unlock the drive ... what I want is just user to be asked for a password and... Read more

A:BitLocker- encrypt OS drive without TPM, if TPM is present

Good morning or afternoon Stilcho and welcome to Windows Eight Forums:
BitLocker works for me as you described without TPM enabled. I think you can even set it to 'Auto-Unlock' if you're certain your PC is not accessed by anyone else but you.
I am not well that versed when it comes to TPM/BitLocker issues but there is many helpful members here that are more than willing to help you further. Be patient and check back often.

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I was able to use bitlocker on the HDD, and TPM appears available for other partitions on the SSD, but it won't encrypt the C drive on the SSD

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My setup: W7 Ultimate x64 on ThinkPad T510. 1HD, two partitions (C and D).

I just reinstalled my system and encrypted C; however, there is absolutely no option to encrypt D. I've tried accessing the drive from admin account and still nothing. When I open BitLocker management, it only lists partition C and not D.

Here is some additional information that might or might not matter: I tried to restore my W7 from an Acronis image and it was unsuccessful. Tried it twice and during booting POST showed two different W7s installed, which was incorrect. When I finally installed W7 from scratch, the extra W7s were still appearing before startup and I had to use EasyBCD to remove them. Now when I am trying to backup partition C, Acronis says that my System Reserved Partition (SRP) is on partition D. My hunch is that Acronis messed up my drive D when I was trying to restore my C partition. Then when I did a fresh W7 install, the SRP incorrectly ended up in D and since SRP cannot be encrypted, that means that my entire drive D can?t be encrypted either.
Can that really be the case? If so, what is the quickest solution? I am dreading about going through formatting my 750GB HD and installing W7 and encrypting it yet again. I read somewhere that you can use software like Acronis Disk Manager to move the SRP to drive C, but I am not sure how this will work because when I open the native winodws Disk Management, I don?t see SRP there. So I?m stuck and don?t want to format my HD if what I ... Read more

A:Can't Encrypt Additional Partition with BitLocker

Hello Excelsius.

Typically, Windows 7 will create a 100 MB partition on the primary disk and will not be given a letter. This may not be large enough for Acronis Image, so you might want to make it larger and give it a letter prior to setting up Acronis. The issue is the reserved partition Window’s creates is at the beginning of the primary disk.
If you don’t want to re-format and manually create the partition on your primary disk you should be able to create the system reserved partition at the end of the disk, assign it a letter, manually select it for Acronis (if you can) then remove the drive letter. You will have to make sure to mark this reserved partition as active.
Warning:
Changing the active boot partition will stop windows from booting up until you reform a boot repair in windows recovery environment from the installation disk

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 Hey guys, Did anyone come across issues where Bitlocker won't work on X1 - error message says "The BitLocker encryption key cannot be obtained. Verify that the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is enabled and ownership has been taken. If this computer does not have a TPM, verify that the USB drive is inserted and available" Lenovo X1 Carbon 5th GenHDD/SSD/NVMe: SAMSUNG MZVLW512HMJP-000L7TPM 2.0: IFX ver.7.62.3126.0TPM status: ready for use with reduced functionality. Information flag: 0x80000 Out of 4 laptops (all the same 5th Gen and Type: 20HR) only 1 failed encryption. All devices imaged using same process, all drivers are up to date. Tried to rebuild few times, cleared TPM (but cannot take ownership) - no joy. Andrew 

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I have Windows 10 Pro on my main laptop, but only Home on my secondary laptop. I was wondering if it's possible to encrypt the secondary laptop's boot drive. I imagine it's not possible, but I thought I'd ask anyway.

Initially I thought to take the SSD out of the secondary laptop, and place it in a SSD to USB converter. But then I was thinking that if I encrypted it that way, it'd be acting like a USB instead of an internal drive. I could be mistaken; let me know if that is indeed the way to do it.

Otherwise, let me know how impossible it is without purchasing Pro on the secondary laptop.
 

A:Use BitLocker to encrypt another laptop's boot drive?

Doubt that'll work, pretty sure you wouldn't be able to unlock it to boot it.

Use VeraCrypt to encrypt the drive instead, it's free: https://veracrypt.codeplex.com/
 

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Can Bitlocker be used to encrypt mirrored disks in a RAID 1 volume?

If so, What happens when one drive fails?
Will I be able to read the other drive?

On another note, would I be able to take that 2nd drive from this computer and put it into another computer and get the files? (assuming I have the password)

Thanks for any help on this issue.

A:Can Bitlocker be used to encrypt mirrored disks in a RAID 1 volume?

Joules, Unfortunately that thread is what I've been posting at since July and unfortunately no one has come up with a good answer.

Was hoping someone here would.

Thanks.

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Hi All,
I am experiencing a strange issue which I hope is something very simple. 
I have an SCCM task sequence which builds a Windows 7 x64 workgroup based laptop that is destined to be used in a KIOSK like fashion, i.e. running one app. with a specific purpose. The Task Sequence Enables, Activates and Takes Ownership of the TPM. After
that Bitlocker is enabled on Drive C: and then Drive D:. A Recovery Password, the TPM and a PIN are added as Key protectors.
The partition scheme is:

Boot partition (100MB) - standardSystem Partition (60GB)Data Partition (Rest of drive)
The issue I have is that the Enable Bitlocker (C:\) step is failing. When I check the state of the TPM, it is indeed enabled, activated and ownership has been taken. The command that is run during the failing step is "manage-bde c: -on -rp [valid password
here]"
When I run this command the error is:
"ERROR: An error occurred (code: 0x8007001f)
A device attached to the system is not functioning"
If I execute the next task sequence step ... "manage-bde d: -on -rp [valid password here]." the command runs as expected and enables Bitlocker as expected. The D:\ drive fully encrypts and after a reboot locks (also as expected given the OS dive
is not protected). It is only the OS partition that I cannot encrypt. I get the same experience after a reboot, if I use the Bitlocker Control Panel applet, even if I clear and re-initialise the TPM.
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A:Bitlocker issue - Unable to encrypt the OS drive. All other drives are OK.

Hi All,
I have determined the differences in hotfixes between our previous base OS image and the current base OS image. Hotfix KB2799926 is the culprit. After removing this hotfix I can enable Bitlocker on the OS drive. If I disable bitlocker, put the hotfix back
on and reboot I get the same error as reported above. Interestingly enough KB2799926 relates to Bitlocker-to-go.
I am logging a call with premiere support and will hopefully post the results here.
Cheers,
Nathan SuttonNSutton

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I have recently encrypted my system (C:\) drive, on my W7 x64 Enterprise box. This machine is not associated with a domain. I would like to encrypt my remaining local data drives, as well. Unfortunately, when I attempt to do so I receive the following error: The specified domain does not exist or could not be contacted.

I first thought it was trying to send recovery keys to a domain controller that was not there. I have tried disabling and not configuring all relevant DS recovery options found within Local Computer Policy>Admin Templates>Win Components>Bitlocker. Reversing MS's instructions on how to enable AD key recovery and following the few similar threads have not yielded worthwhile results. I have forced gpupdate and restarted after every modification, as well. None of this has resolved the error.

I would greatly appreciate any help to resolve this annoying issue.

A:Bitlocker Will Not Encrypt - Domain Doesn't Exist Error

Do you have a I.T. Department you could confide with?

From post #1





Quote:
I have recently encrypted my system (C:\) drive, on my Windows 7 x64 Enterprise box.

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Hello! Ultrabook:Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga S1. Machine Type Model 20C0S2HL00Screen: 12.5" IPS touchscreen 1920 x 1080 ( Full HD )CPU: Intel Core i5-4210U 1.7 GHz (Processor Graphics - Intel HD Graphics 4400)RAM: 4GBDisk: SSD (Default SSD SandDisk 128GB was changed to SSD SanDisk X400 256 GB)BIOS version (UEFI BIOS GQET52WW (1.32) UEFI BIOS Date (Year-Month-Day) 2017-05-04BIOS Options: Main: UEFI Secure Boot: Off. Startup: UEFI/Legacy Boot: Both; UEFI/Legacy Boot Priority: Legacy First; CSM Support: Yes; Boot Mode: Quick; Option key Display: Enabled; Boot device List F12 Options: Enabled; Boot Order Lock: Disabled. Security: Secure Boot: Disabled; Platform Mode: User Mode; Secure Boot Mode: Standard Mode.Operating System: Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bitUltrabook have TPM module. I want encrypt whole drive. My steps to encrypt whole drive using BitLocker:First I choose Operating System drive and click at "Turn On BitLocker". Choose how you want to unlock your drive during startup: Enter a PIN (recommended). How do you want to back up your recovery key: Save to a USB flash drive.Choose how much of your drive to encrypt: Encrypt entire drive (slower but best for PCs and drives already in use).I checked the Run BitLocker system check option, and clicked Continue.Then I restarted ultrabook.BitLocker prompt to enter encryption password to unlock the drive. I entered the correct password (also I pressed Insert key... Read more

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I am trying to encrypt my drive using BitLocker. I am saving the key to a USB drive, only encrypting used data, and using new encryption mode. I then run system check before encrypting the drive, and when I restart my computer, I get the following message: "BitLocker could not be enabled. The BitLocker encryption key cannot be obtained from the Trusted Platform Module (TPM). C: was not encrypted."I've done some troubleshooting elsewhere, but can't find any info to help me. I'm running Windows 10 Pro on a Lenovo T440s machine. My TPM is initialized, owned and running, so I'm not sure what to do there. Here are images of my TPM from Device Manager.I'm at a loss, and I definitely need to be able to encrypt my drive. Does anyone have any information? If you need more information about my system, BIOS, etc., I'll be happy to oblige. Thank you.  

A:Unable to encrypt drive using BitLocker on T440s running Windows 10

My guess is that you deployed Win10 in legacy mode, instead of UEFI mode.  You can confirm this in msinfo32.exe, look for "BIOS Mode" in the right-hand panel.  It needs to be "UEFI" if you want to use TPM 2.0.  

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Hello! Ultrabook:Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga S1. Machine Type Model 20C0S2HL00Screen: 12.5" IPS touchscreen 1920 x 1080 ( Full HD )CPU: Intel Core i5-4210U 1.7 GHz (Processor Graphics - Intel HD Graphics 4400)RAM: 4GBDisk: SSD (Default SSD SandDisk 128GB was changed to SSD SanDisk X400 256 GB)BIOS version (UEFI BIOS GQET52WW (1.32) UEFI BIOS Date (Year-Month-Day) 2017-05-04BIOS Options: Main: UEFI Secure Boot: Off. Startup: UEFI/Legacy Boot: Both; UEFI/Legacy Boot Priority: Legacy First; CSM Support: Yes; Boot Mode: Quick; Option key Display: Enabled; Boot device List F12 Options: Enabled; Boot Order Lock: Disabled. Security: Secure Boot: Disabled; Platform Mode: User Mode; Secure Boot Mode: Standard Mode.Operating System: Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bitUltrabook have TPM module. I want encrypt whole drive. My steps to encrypt whole drive using BitLocker:First I choose Operating System drive and click at "Turn On BitLocker". Choose how you want to unlock your drive during startup: Enter a PIN (recommended). How do you want to back up your recovery key: Save to a USB flash drive.Choose how much of your drive to encrypt: Encrypt entire drive (slower but best for PCs and drives already in use).I checked the Run BitLocker system check option, and clicked Continue.Then I restarted ultrabook.BitLocker prompt to enter encryption password to unlock the drive. I entered the correct password (also I pressed Insert key... Read more

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Last week I have been messing around with Windows Firewall Control, and have enabled Medium Filtering.
This denies all apps from accessing the internet, unless I allow them manually, one by one.
Is this boring process going to increase my ransomware protection (refer to title)?

PS. Please don't hijack this thread with recommendations of anti-ransomware protection like CF, I already know them. Thanks in advance.
 

A:Do all ransomware files require an active Internet connection in order to encrypt your files?

I am under the assumption that Ransomware encrypts files upon execution.

Wait for an expert to reply.
 

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I have been trying to encrypt a folder using PGP 9.0.6 and Cryptainer Secure It 3.1.7.

http://www.cypherix.com/

http://www.symantec.com/business/theme.jsp?themeid=pgp

What's weird is that the folder and the files within it will not encrypt and I don't know why? Further more the folder will actually be missing files. Can anybody explain to me? No, I am not setting the applications to erase files after completion.

PGP Conventional Encryption has worked finally. I tried all the obvious stuff first like closing all non-essential volumes (virtual disk that are created and encrypted by PGP), transferring the files to another drive, etc.

On a slightly separate issue. I did have some data corruption involving an older and separate group of files. However I deemed that to a hardware failure or a OS/Software failure. Figured it might provide valid insight.

Update: Now my PGP conventional encryption, non .exe file generation worked. I don't understand why it wouldn't work? Going to rename the source folder and try again. MY encrypted .exe file generation with PGP should work.

I tried again. PGP conventional encryption and PGP Zip both encrypted fine. I tried creating a PGP .exe file and again it failed and files are missing; why?

I've done a full virus scan and spyware scan. No known threats detected that would cause this. I've done two system wipes in the past months. I've also removed, reinstalled, and or repaired the installation of both a... Read more

A:Unable To Encrypt Files & A Number Of Files Are Missing After Attempt.

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A few days ago, I noticed a popup saying computer wanted to reboot and would if I didn't postpone it. I wasn't doing anything, so I went ahead and did it. The windows updates (running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit) applied and I got back to the desktop. Adobe put up a box saying there was an update for it too, so I clicked on it. Before I could start it though, I got a windows box that said "Encrypting File System" and told me to backup my file encryption certificate and key. After some searching on google with a different computer, I found that this sometimes come up even if you have never encrypted anything as I have not. So I went ahead and let it save the key to a flash drive. I did the cipher /u command to find if any files were encrypted. It found thousands of files in 7 directories. Mostly pictures (.jpg) on the second hard drive and they weren't viewable.

Error: "Windows Photo Viewer can't open this picture because you don't have the correct permissions to access the file location."

Filenames were green in explorer. So I tried using the backup of the encryption certificate and key. It seemed to restore just fine, but all the files were still encrypted. I tried the decript command "cipher /d" but that wanted to either be in the directory or specify the directory/filename and the list from the /u just flew by and would only scroll back so far.

After some more searching, found a .vbs script to find all the encrypted files... Read more

A:decrypt files files that I didn't encrypt

Well, from what I've been able to find and try, looks like those last two directories are simply not recoverable. Since I didn't encrypt them in the first place, I don't seem to have a key for it.

So, for the future...
What made it encrypt those directories so I can not do it again?
What should I do now to prevent problems like this again? Just backup my encryption key and try and remember where I backed it up to? The current one should be good for a while. One of the many things I tried was extending the expiration date to 2113.

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Hi All
i encrypt some files (Properties ->General ->advanced ) but from that time any file i created it , it become encrypt defalutly , how fix it?

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If your computer ever becomes permanently unbootable and if you didn't back up your key with those files then Windows encrypted files will be lost. Beware of that. Accordingly people recommend True Crypt instead.

A:Don't want others see your files. Encrypt them with XP

Blade Jones makes a good point regarding NTFS encryption. It is a very valuable feature but you must understand the implications of using it. On this forum and others I have seen many cases where a user has reinstalled the OS or upgraded to a later version, only to find that important encrypted files are no longer accessible. This is a serious matter. NTFS encryption scrambles the contents of a file using a key that is a part of the user account. If that key is lost, and it will be when the OS is reinstalled., it is almost impossible to decrypt such files. Creating a new account with the same name and password will not create the same key.

It is possible to backup the encryption key before an OS reinstall but few people do so, or are even aware of the need.

With any encryption method involving a password be very sure you do not forget it! Forum rules do not permit help with lost passwords.

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Hi i encrypt my word excel or powerpoint files. afte that my system got crash . so i install the win XP again . but now when i am trying to open any file ( word excel or powerpoint files) its giving me the error. user does not have access privileges. i try to remome the encryption from the files but its also giving me the error.
these files are very important. kindly help me.

Sunil

A:Encrypt files

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Originally Posted by skaundal


Hi i encrypt my word excel or powerpoint files. afte that my system got crash . so i install the win XP again . but now when i am trying to open any file ( word excel or powerpoint files) its giving me the error. user does not have access privileges. i try to remome the encryption from the files but its also giving me the error.
these files are very important. kindly help me.

Sunil




I believe it is becasue when you originally encrypted the file, it used the original user account information to create the hash, etc for the encryption. When yoou reinstalled, did you recreate the user accounts with the same names as originally created?

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a while back i encrypted a file useing winzip, and now i want to open it but i dont know what that password i set for it was. is there any program that will unencrypt it or a way to find the password? thanks
 

A:How to un encrypt .zip files?

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Hello,

I'm looking for advice on how best to encrypt a few files.
Nothing huge just a meg or two of Word & XL files.
At the moment I just burn on disc & do not keep on the computer & hide the discs.
Looking for some "better than what is available on XP Pro" program that is less than $50.

Any ideas?

fmg

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Is there a way for me to encrypt files in Windows 7 Home premium? When I go to Properties > General tab > Advanced, the option to encrypt it is greyed out.

If possible, without 3rd party software please. If not, a link to some good free software.

A:Encrypt files in W7HP

I recommend truecrypt it's free software. You can encrypt os drive, data drives or folders.
TrueCrypt - Free Open-Source On-The-Fly Disk Encryption Software for Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X and Linux

if you want to encrypt without 3rd party you need to get higher version of windows 7 because i think home premium doesn't have that functionality

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Hello!
I installed clean windows XP on my "C" disk and i moved some files to "D" disk before installation. And now i can't access them, because i didn't save profile.
I tryd Advanced EFS Data Recovery (full version), but i can't decrypt files because they can't find profile.
 

A:Encrypt files after install

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I looked up how to encrypt files and it said windows 7 had a encryption software built in. I went to properties and went to the advance options and there was encrypt file for secure data or something like that. But it was unselectable.

A:How do encrypt files on my windows 7?

Whether you need to protect internal or removable drives, BitLocker in Windows 7 makes that protection easy because it works with almost any drive. Windows 7 simplifies the encryption of internal drives by automatically creating the hidden boot partition
necessary to use BitLocker to protect the OS volume, eliminating the need to manually select that option during installation or to repartition the drive afterward. Best of all, BitLocker can be enabled on drives running Windows 7 with a simple right-click...STEP
BY STEP GUIDE FOR SIMPLE ENCRYPTION IS:-
1.To enable encryption you would right click a folder or file and then choose Properties from the displaying menu.
2.Once the Properties page appears you would click the Advanced button on the General Tab and choose the Select the Encrypt contents to secure data check box, and then click OK.
3.Another dialog box will come up to give you the option of applying the changes to the folder only or to the folder, any subfolders found and the files within.
[NOTES FROM THE FIELD] – It is important to note that once you start encrypting information that you should back up your encryption certificate which is the “key” to lock and unlock the data. If your certificate and
key are lost or damaged and you do not have a backup, in most cases where a local system is involved, that encrypted information is lost as it remains forever locked.
 
 
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I am attempting to encrypt files on a Windows 7 OS using EFS.
Receiving an error that states "The File Recovery certificate being outdated or expired is the most frequent cause of this invalid recovery certificate message".

I have located this to an expired certificate under RSoP, belonging to an account called sysadmin. The problem is that this laptop was a computer that I was given when I left my previous job. I'm presuming that account belong to the tech support team. It no longer exists under user accounts.
I've logged on with the Administrator account and recreated a certificate and generated the DRA, but still receive the same error. The certificate for sysadmin under RSoP still remains.
 

A:Unable to encrypt files using EFS

You're up a creek without a paddle man. EFS is non-trivial and you need the original Recovery Agent to access it.

Consider this scenario:

disk is EFS
user X has a password
user X account is deleted, but the data is kept
we discover, oops, we need something
recreate user X and even reuse the same original password
ACCESS DENIED results.
The encryption key is created such that it is unique to

the HD
the partition
the user
his/her password
time of day the password is created
The ONLY choice is to have created the Recovery Agent while the account was still active.
 

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i use encrypt files v1.5 to encrypted some word, excel and pictures. but today when i input the right password, it said: "check message log for errors"
and now i cannot see those files,what's the problem?

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first time i ever seen this does any body know how to fix?

A:Bitlocker . Can't save to drive help

  
Quote: Originally Posted by theyear2000


first time i ever seen this does any body know how to fix?


See the following article for some details on Bitlocker and smart card usage;

BitLocker Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

HTH

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Hi,

I have a new PC with Windows 10 Pro installed and I'm contemplating using Bitlocker for greater safety on the two hard drives installed. One is a 128 GB SSD and the other a 1 TB SATA.

I would like to know if it is possible to save the generated keys in more ways one one at the moment of creating them. I would like to have the key both on a USB and printed out in text as well. Is this possible or will I have to create two different keys for each hard drive with different choices of storing them?

Thanks in advance.

A:Bitlocker - It is possible to save the key in more ways than one?

I'm not sure whether you can create more than one recovery key during the actual creation as I haven't tried it, however in case you can't, you can always create further Bitlocker recovery keys later on, any time you want. See the following tutorial:

Back up BitLocker Recovery Key Tutorial:
BitLocker Recovery Key - Back up in Windows 10

Also, there are some general Bitlocker setup tutorials here in case you haven't seen them:
BitLocker - Turn On or Off for Operating System Drive in Windows 10
BitLocker - Turn On or Off for Fixed Data Drives in Windows 10
BitLocker Auto-unlock - Turn On or Off for Drive in Windows 10

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I see tell-tale signs of Cryptowall on my Act! server - HELP_DECRYPT.* files dropped in a bunch of folders.  However, database is fully functional.  Does anyone have an idea of what type of files get encrypted? Had this happen before on a file server and just about everything was unusuable - doc, xls, pdf, etc.  

A:Cryptowall 3.0 - what type of files does it encrypt?

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Hey Oh My,
 
I got a mess and I cain't get up. Okey dokey. I is gonna start the puzzle. I was watchin a movie (okay streamin) and some pop up pages, popped up and as usual I closed them. Well one was stubborn and kept askin me, Iffen I wanted to leave the page, I wanted to, but it decided I shouldn't, so I pulled out the ole ctrl alt delete bat, and hit em onna haid. Upon restart I was reintroduced to said previous page requesting the $300 bucks. So now I looked at it and lo and behold the FBI, Cyber somethin or tother had been watchin my travels and decided I should go purchase a 300 dollar card and submit it to a certain site.
Okay I got nervous and google became my friend, till I remembered, I had much better friends, that prolly knew something about this stuff. Hustlin over to Bleepin Cornpruter, I frantically started readin posts and decided I was way over my head and had no Idea which way to turn. Got out the discs and burner, and comenced draggin n droppin.  Since I was afraid it might get to my external hard drive I burned most important files and looked to see if some of them were already encrypted. Okay now I gotta tell ya I don't know what an encrypted file looks like, so a fine tizzy I find myself in.
 
Now I am waitin for the whole thing to implode and wonder if there is something to be done, before Armaggedon arrives. Yeah, I  supposedly have been backin up but my external is too small and wont hold but one back up atta time, I have been dere... Read more

A:They want $300 to un encrypt my files, not so quick big fella I know somebody.

So now I looked at it and lo and behold the FBI, Cyber somethin or tother had been watchin my travels and decided I should go purchase a 300 dollar card and submit it to a certain site

Hello -
1 This is just a Scam infection, and the FBI never saw anything
2 Do not panic.
3 There are Self Help guides, or ...............
4 Guided help in the Malware Removal forums
 
Please advise us of the option you wish to use, and post a link back to your new topic.
 
U.S.A. Cyber Security Ransomware is part of the Troj/Urausy Ransomware family <= Link - This is a typical example of the infection.Read Entire Removal Guide <= Link - At the bottom of the article
You have the choice of attempting the above guide, or just posting directly to Malware Removal area.
Please note there will be a wait of about 3 days for the Experts to reply.
 
As you are badly infected, you can follow the instructions in the Preparation Guide starting at Step #6.
 
NOTE :If you are unable to complete any step, please post the topic and leave a full description of your problems
 
When you have done that, start a new topic and post the required logs to  Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs forum, NOT here, for assistance by the Malware Response Team Experts.
 
 Please Use Copy and Paste for all your responses, and Do Not Attach any unless your helper specifically requests this.
 
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is it possible to change the extension of the file...let's just say a file is called wallpaper.jpg

can i change the extension to let say instead of jpg and change it to pgj...or somthing else...so the file now is wallpaper.pgj...

would this stop the file from opening..

i know u guys must be wondering why ...it's because i have some adult wallpapers from sites like desktop girls and others... which are in jpg format ...i don't want to delete them...
 

A:how can i encrypt or hide jpeg files

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Is there a secure and low-cost way to encrypt Quicken, Excel and PowerPoint files and email them to yourself, so you'll always have backups of your personal data?
I've seen free utilities advertised, but don't know whether it is safe to use them.
Is any of these utilities suitable for dial-up... My area does not have DSL, and won't have cable for a few months yet!

Thanks

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Hi,

I followed the step by step guide on what Brink wrote up below.
BitLocker - Turn On or Off for Operating System Drive in Windows 10[1]=Security System Tools

However, when turning ON BitLocker to encrypt the OS drive only, and ask me to where to save the recovery key, I get only the Save to File and not the Save to USB Flash. Has MS taken out the Save to USB selection since WIn 10 version 1511?

I followed all the steps and left BitLocker to its default setting (except for encryption method).

I was able to save the recovery key to a file which was my USB flash drive.

A:BitLocker Save to USB Flash missing?

No, Bitlocker works fine on 1511 and whether you save your key to USB, use a password or whatever is defined in group policy.

Please let us know what gpedit.msc settings you have made. The various settings are described in the tutorial.

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So I know we can save the keys in ADUC, but they are bound to Computer Objects.  The problem we are facing is that sometimes (more often than I would like to admit) we re-image a computer which does away with the existing computer object and creates
a new one.  So saving the recover keys to the Computer Object is problematic.  I was hoping someone might have some advice on a good work around for this.  We have thought about creating text files with the recover key and doing centralized
storage but unclear if this can be automated.

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Hello,

1) What are encrypted files and how do we know which files are encrypted and which are not.
2) i know its against the TSF rules to discuss anything related to password recovery or anything like that but just curious to know when anybody forget the password and if they are able to remove or change the password , would it affect encrypted files in anyway ??

3) Is their any way we can make any file encrypted or if we need to how we can remove encryption of any file.

Thanks

A:what are encrypted files ?? do we have any way to encrypt or decrypt and file ??

An encrypted file or folder is a file or folder that only someone with the appropriate permissions can view.

If you are the administrator of a computer with folders or files on it that you have created then you can encrypt them and only someone with the appropriate permissions i.e you and anyone else you give permission to can see and view the contents of that folder or file.

You can only do things with the file if you created it or are the administrator or have the appropriate permissions.

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After encrypting a drive with BitLocker, I tried to save the startup key to a couple of different USB drives.  The key simply will not save.  I can save the recovery password to any of those drives, but saving the key produces nothing.  Why might this be happening?

A:BitLocker doesn't save startup key to USB drive

YES , Is USB boot support required for BitLocker to work correctly with a USB key? YES

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Hi,

When I got my Flash Drive today it came with a small application called SecretZip which runs from the drive and allows me to encrypt and password protect the files on there, Of course I could use WinRAR but as I use it for College and other places i cant install WinRAR on them PC's.

I have used our friend Google to try and find this program but I cant.
Does anyone know where I get it or a application like it that runs from the drive?

Thanks.

A:Encrypt and Password Protect files on Flash Drive

http://www.linova.com/software/SecretZip/

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Kids, I am not sure iffen this corntraption is soon to explode or collapse. I had a page pop up while watchin a streamin movie, said page seemed to represent the "Mandiant U.S.A Cyber Security Ransomware" or some similar nefarious scoundrel. I shut the page down only by resorting to Ctrl-Alt-Dlt, went to draggin and droppin files to Discs, cuz I ain't set up a big enuf external hard drive, to hold two backups atta time. Tho I don't actually know what a backup file looks like, nor how to access the files in said backup file. Mea Culpa, I gotta remedy that shortcomin. Well low and behold to this point my files do not yet seem to have changed and I can access this cornprutter so I may not have a problem. But its been a year or two since i got this gem and it prolly needs a good tendin to,
 
So I have available the two DDS files  to begin a cleanup process. First the dds.txt
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.16428
Run by Dave Haddad at 10:33:24 on 2014-02-01
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.2013.748 [GMT -6:00]
.
AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {17AD7D40-BA12-9C46-7131-94903A54AD8B}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {ACCC9CA4-9C28-93C8-4B81-AFE241D3E736}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
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A:I got skeered when a page popped up and wanted $300 or they'd encrypt my files

Please remove this reply. Thanks Dave

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i am not able to open some encrypt files....when i try to remove encryption it say that error applying attributes access is denied ....

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As a rule, I don't run NTFS on any of my systems and I advise against it in most situations. The reason is that I consider the additional stability and security that NTFS offers to be outweighed by the disadvantage of making it impossible, if not near impossible, to clean adware/spyware/viruses from an infected machine. But now I am presented with a new dilemma:

I have a laptop that I am using more as time progresses. It has a lot of information stored on it about my clients' user names, passwords, e-mail configurations, product keys (which they do lose, occasionally). Losing the laptop to a thief and the potential that the thief would discover the valuable and sensitive information stored on it . . . Well, I think you get the idea.

I am thinking of converting the laptop to NTFS and encrypting the many folders that contain sensitive information, thus protecting my clients from any potential damage due to loss of the laptop.

Here's the proposed scenario and conditions:
The laptop's hard disk is converted to NTFS.
Folders containing sensitive information are encrypted.
The OS on the laptop crashes and is unrecoverable.
I am forced to trash the existing OS and set up Windows 2000 or XP fresh and clean and start over again.
What must I do now to prepare for this day so that after the OS is loaded again, I can access those encrypted folders?
 

A:To encrypt (folders) or not to encrypt--that is my question.

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How do I get back the files that were in an encrypted folder in Windows XP? I went to the User I used to encrypt them (right click on folder->encrypt folder and subfolders) and undid that option, but even though the folder and subfolders are no longer listed in green color (the color of encrypted folders) the files themselves are still gone, just the folders themselves remain, but no files at all that used to be visible in those folders. I hate encryption. I never thought it meant "hide these files from everyone, including ME." It's so stupid. How do I decrypt my folders, or, perhaps more accurately, how do I decrypt the files that used to be visible inside the folders and subfolders in the previously-encrypted folder? I even did the lengthy thing related to Certificates and still the files themselves are hidden from me. And they're not simply "hidden files" because I tried that option in options->View but it didn't do the trick. There's gotta be another way.
Thanks

A:How do I get back the files that were in an encrypted folder in Windows XP? I went to the User I used to encrypt them (right cl...

It sounds like you may have already tried one of these steps.Perhaps one of the others will restore the files for you.

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I am trying to enable GPO to enable and save keys  automatically to AD .. I created an OU in our domain and addede computers with Windows 8.1 and enable the GPO .. the client computer shows the policy has been applied , however I don't see Bit locker
enabled or running in the background . Please advise .

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We have a been using BitLocker for years on a Windows 2008 domain with Windows 7 x86 clients. The Schema is at version 44 and has been extended for Windows 7 BitLocker. We are using Group Policy to set client BitLocker settings and there has not been an
issue storing the TPM Owner Information or BitLocker information for the Windows 7 clients until recently.  Now, we cannot store TPM Owner Information into AD and receive the dreaded "There is no such object on the server" with error
code 0x80072030.
If we remove the GP requirement to save the TPM Owner Information to AD we can save the BitLocker Recovery Information to AD.
We have updated the Group Policy templates in the central policy store for Windows 8.1/Windows Server 2012 R2 but have not updated the schema. 

Is there an issue with the Group Policy templates that support BitLocker if the schema has not been updated to support Windows 8.1/Windows Server 2012 R2? 

Could the new templates be causing the Windows 7 issue with the inability to save the TPM Owner Information even though the Windows 7 location is still on the computer object vice a new object under TPM Devices? 

Has the updated templates changed where Windows 7 saves the TMP Owner Information?
Thanks


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I have a number of files I would like to try and save off of the disk, and/or I would like to know if there is any saving the hard drive for future use. I record music and use adobe programs for freelance artwork. Also there are a number of pictures I'd love to recover (though as far as I know they're backed up on google drive). The .wavs of some recordings were recent and were not backed up in time before the disk crashed.

I apologize, this is lenghty but i'll throw it all out there.

As best as I can remember this is the sequence of events:
My daughter was born three weeks ago, my wife decided to pop in a usb thumbdrive to save baby pictures to my pc (Dell Optiplex755 refurbished, Win7 32 bit, Intel dual core processors, Seagate 7200.12 Barracuda 1TB hardrive).

A few pictures, unknown to me at the time, were corrupted wither on the flashdrive or the camera's memory card.

After she moved the pictures to the computer it froze, and she restarted.

Windows Desktop Manager crashed, and CPU in task manager was at 100% always.

I ran an error check, and four files were found to be corrupt and fixed (3 photos, 1 reaper file, and 1 system 32 file. (I'm an idiot and I didn't write down the system 32 file.)

After error check, I noticed a yellow exclamation next to optiplex in devices, and I was notified that the driver for my intel processors was not compatible suddenly with windows. I tried to download new optiplex drivers but chrome and internet explorer would fr... Read more

A:Seagate 7200.12 NTFS Save Files/Save Hard Disk

It almost sounds like you got some malware from that USB stick.

If you have a friend with a Linux computer, or have access to one, you can often hook up a non booting drive and recover files that way. I don't know the exact procedure but something like this may help, too:

Emergency Kit - save your files from a dead OS

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The computer involved is using Windows 7 Pro 64bit and Office Professional Plus 2010.

I am having a problem I cannot find a solution to. I have one user at a clients location that has recently stopped being able to save excel files in their my documents. The my docs is being redirected to a server. The files open correctly and can be edited, but when save is clicked an error box says the document not saved. Using cntrl-shift-i I found the error code to be 100490. I can open any other file and save them just fine. And any new excel documents can be opened and saved correctly. The file can be saved into the same folder using save as is and the document is renamed. However, the user cannot erase the old file.

Doing some digging I made sure the trust zone was enable for the network path and trusted locations on a network were allowed. They had already been configured.

I checked for the windows update that microsoft reported could fix this problem and it was not installed. I went ahead and tried the hotfix, but it would not run because of the missing update.

I tried changing permissions and ownership. This where it gets strange the user has full control enabled on the folder. On any other folder or file I can right click and view the security tab. However, on the excel files when I click the security tab a red line is displayed that says "This file is currently not available for use on this computer." If I try to make a security change on a whole folder any excel fil... Read more

A:Cannot save excel files in a redirected folder unles I use save as

To resolve this problem, reinitialize the cache of offline files. To do this, follow these steps:Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
Locate the following registry subkey, and then right-click it: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\CSC
Point to New, and then click Key.
Type Parameters in the box.
Right-click Parameters, point to New, and then click DWORD (32-bit)Value.
Type FormatDatabase, and then press ENTER.
Right-click FormatDatabase, and then click Modify.
In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
Exit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.

Taken from Gray "X" on network share folder icon

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