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My file on external hard did not unlock with Bitlocker unlock password

Q: My file on external hard did not unlock with Bitlocker unlock password

Hi
i have 1 T external Hard that is encrypt by Bitlocker tool .... when in plug in my hard into my computer and enter unlock password it doesn't open it and shows responding error ...i try with the others computers and in shows same error...i have a very very
important files and information in my hard...and i didn't save my recovery password ...please please help me...
Thanks
niusha

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my external hard disk with password protected by bitlocker drive encryption.....I forgot password and the system where i need to operate is new one. How to get it resolved? Kindly suggest the proper procedure to unlock the hard disk
 

A:Unlock bitlocker for external hard disk

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I own an external hard drive of 500GB Seagate Go in which i have stored many valuable data. While encrypting this drive accidentally the laptop {in which i am using Windows7) went off the encryption was 14% done and the drive was set to auto-unlock on my
laptop. when i restarted the my laptop was unable to unlock the drive (It's reading the drive but not showing on windows explorer and i tried to mange it from bitlocker drive encryption in control panel but bitlocker stopped responding) so I tried to unlock
this on my friend's computer but again the same thing happened after that i tried other steps from


http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itprosecurity/thread/58e44671-0cf0-480b-9668-3876c30752a9


and


http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd875513%28WS.10%29.aspx


but nothing seems to work out.


suppose the other information needed are as follows:


BitLocker Drive Encryption Recovery Key



 The recovery key is used to recover the data on a BitLocker protected drive.



To verify that this is the correct recovery key compare the identification with what is presented on the recovery screen.



Recovery key identification: 516G88BE-4141-42

Full recovery key identification: 516F88BE-4141-42D8-A247-4997D3F57FDA



BitLocker Recovery Key:

<... Read more

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how i unlock bitlocker without password and i don't know recovery key

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Western Digital WD My Passport 2 TB external hard drive
Western Digital's security software allows a password to be set on the external drive, encrypting it. When the drive is connected to a PC, a virtual CD (VCD) partition runs (via autorun) an unlocker utility WD Drive Unlock.exe, that allows password entry.
When I connect the locked drive to a Windows 7 PC (that does not have any WD software installed), the autoun popup appears and I select "Run WD Drive Unlock.exe". At that point, User Account Control (UAC) elevation prompt appears, requiring Administrator
password in order to continue.
WD Drive Unlock then lets me enter password.
Because of UAC elevation, the unlocker can be used only by an Administrator user or by a standard user account who knows the Administrator password.

QUESTION
Is UAC elevation prompt truly necessary?
Is it appearing because Western Digital hasn't coded the unlocker exe correctly, or would any such utility require UAC elevation?

I'd like to find a way that a standard user account can run the unlocker to enter passsword and access the external drive, without having to know the Windows Admin password.

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Dear Sir/Madam,

I encrypted my laptop system drive using Bitlocker. I remembered the password but forgot to backup the Recovery Key.


Usually, the system will be bootup without asking for the Bitlocker password or Recovery key. But one day, when booting up the sytem, the "BitLocker recovery" blue screen pop up to ask for Bitlocker Recovery Key.


I forgot to backup the Recovery Key. But I remembered the password. I also connected the harddisk of this laptop to other PC, and tried to unlock the hard disk using Bitlocker password. But there is no password option to unlock the hard disk.


Is it possible to unlock the drive using Bitlocker password?

Thank you.

Best regards,
Bryan

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Hi, 
Correct bitlocker password & RecoveryKey Can't unlock my drive !
I have an external drive encrypted by bitlocker, and works fine until........... I re-installed the OS One day.

I am petty sure the password is correct, but always  give me error: THE PASSWORD ENTERED IS INCORRECT.

I was trying to use my recovery key, But always says: The Key doesn't match this drive

I have double checked that this ReveryKey matches this drive.- see image below





BTW. I lost the External Key while re-install my OS.

Also tried Repair Tool using the Recovery Key, still no lucky, Here's result:

I don't know what else I can do to get my drive unlocked!

Any one can help me?
Thank you!!

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Hi, 
Correct bitlocker password & RecoveryKey Can't unlock my drive
I have 2 hard drive in my computer, 1st one runs OS, 2nd one using bitlocker to encrypt and works fine until........... I re-installed the OS on the 1st Drive (didn't touch 2nd drive at all, the only thing is that during the installation, I manually turned
off the power once due to the computer locks up.)
Now when I try to open my 2nd hard drive typing bitlocker password, always says: wrong password.
Then I was trying to use the Recovery Key to unlock, but always say:  the key does not match the drive. -- I am pertty sure this key is for this drive.
Is there anything else I can try? Or any more information needed to help me get my data back?
Thanks

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Hey
My company is updating our windows, servers, desktops nearly every thing. we were asked to back up all our data on external drives, but we were forced to encrypt the drives with Bit locker, after the immigration to the new hardware and windows 10, I opened
my external HDD and USB Drive using the passwords I set earlier, and as I don't need the drives to be encrypted anymore, I right clicked the drives then choose "Remove password" which I thought it will decrypt the drives and no passwords will be
required anymore. I was surprised to find that my drives are still encrypted, and all what happened is that the password unlock option for my Bit locker encrypted drives was removed. it now only displays to option to unlock (another USB drive or recovery key)
and I don't have both. all what i have is the passwords that I set to the drivers, but the unlock with password option vanished.
can i return that option back so i can unlock both my drives using password? can you please advice?
thanks in advance.

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Hello every body
I have a serious problem
i have a external hard that i turned on bitlocker

when i was wanted turning off bitlocker, i removed password then disconnected external hard
and when i connected hard to pc i saw the drive is locked and i try to unlock 

the pc notify me just unlock with recovery key that unfortunately i don't have any recovery key.

pleaseeeeeeeeee help me

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Folks,

Many hours of googling have not yet yielded a solution...

I have a .bat file that requests input of the PIN to unlock a bitlocker encrypted partition.
I would like to run this before windows LOGON (ask for password during boot).
This is because I placed several of the user directories (desktop etc) onto that partition.
If I do not unlock the drive before login, desktop does not load, and other startup programs (e.g., dropbox, skydrive) cannot access their folders and fail.

I have tried scheduling a task at start up, without success.
The bat file needs to be run as administrator - but even when I indicate "run with highest privilege" it won't run properly.

I have basic knowledge or task scheduler, cmd line, and registry editing (BASIC knowledge...).
So any help you can provide (with details) would be much appreciated!

Gowanus

A:run .bat file to unlock bitlocker drive BEFORE user login

Hi gowanus and welcome to Seven Forums.

Here of MS site they have something it's for windows 2000 but might help in what you need How to Run a Batch File Before Logging on to Your Computer

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A:HOW TO UNLOCK A DRIVE PROTECTED BY BITLOCKER WITHOUT ITS PASSWORD AND RECOVERY KEY ?(I LOST MY PASSWORD AND RECOVERY KEY)

Hi  ashish,
The drive must be unlocked by the recovery password or recovery key. But you lost it and haven?t print the recovery information or save it anywhere. No any other method to help you.
I am sorry for that. I suggest you consult professional data recovery company.
Best regards,
Karen Hu

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Please help my boss. She was out of the office Friday, locked her files in a psd file folder on her desktop (windows xp) and has forgotten the exact password. She thinks it is one thing, we have tried every variation of that, but fear now it is not that and any possibility of deciphering now may be lost. We were on the phone with the company's IT dept yesterday and they do not seem to have the ability to do it remotely, restore her email with the files from as far back as a year ago, nor send someone to sit and crack it. Any suggestions on any steps we could take to solve this issue. They were important files, otherwise they wouldn't have been locked or given this much effort to unlock. We looked at Cain and Abel, as well as Brute Force, but cannot give the computer up for that amount of time for the program to crack the code. Thank you kindly for any help.
 

A:Password unlock of psd file folder

Well, we can't really assist with passwords, so I'm going to have to close this one. Best bet is to continue to work with the company IT staff on this one.
 

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Hi there.
Yesterday i wrote personal message to the man answering people in first seen page on Google, but still have no message from him. I talk about Dell support. Kiran K.
Does he still work in Dell or i have to contact another person?
I know my Service Tag and can tell it to someone who will tell me how to unlock the HDD.
Greetings

A:Password protected hard disk. How to unlock it?

This is a two-dimensional issue - there's the system (BIOS) portion of the password.  To have that cleared, you'll need to call Dell support with verification of ownership.
This will not, however remove the password from the drive.  The cheapest solution is that once the CMOS portion is clear, to replace the drive with a new one.
If you need to have the password removed from the drive to access the data on it, you'll need to send the drive to a recovery service with the tools to do that job -- it will cost more than a replacement drive by at least a factor of about four, so if you don't need the data, simply replace the drive.

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i have reset my win 10 and TMP auto bitlocked my drive
and i can access it back
i have admin privilege

run this:


manage-bde -protectors -get g:
give me 
All Key Protectors

    Numerical Password:
      ID: {FABB0EF1-94F2-426A-99A6-FD733CFC6409}

    External Key:
      ID: {A3BB4185-D72F-4EE2-B649-CFC73FD2EB9C}
      External Key File Name:
        A3BB4185-D72F-4EE2-B649-CFC73FD2EB9C.BEK
how i can't lock my partition 
i have 3 more partition same way

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Hello
some of my friends told me that i can protected my drive content with bitlocker password.so i turned on my bit-locker properties On my E: drive. and set a numerical password , save BitLocker Recovery Key text file and it start to encrypting my drive such
as this window

suddenly i pause and close above window and turn off my computer.but when i powered on my pc it doesn't open my drive with all numerical password that i chosen before.and i search a lot and didn't find my text file recovery password to recover my files with
fogot password section.( i search all of *.txt files in my all drives and with the different content but it can't find!!!!)
i do a search in the internet and find nothing.so my all important files and pictures are on my e drive.is it possible to recover them without password and receive text file?does my drive damaged?
here is my e drive output:

Any help would appreciate a lot , Thanks

A:How can unlock my bitlock drive without key file and password

try this:
manage-bde -unlock e: -pw
Hit Enter
We will ask you for password:
Type the password and hit enter
Confirm Password:
confirm the password and hit enter
Let me know the error message?
Manoj Sehgal

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i locked two of my disk drives with bit-locker encryption option in windows-7 , now i forget the password and recovery key to unlock my drives . Is there any way to unlock my drives ? or if i format the system can i able to unlock the drives without loosing the contents in it ?

A:Help me plz..... unlock bitlocker

From a Microsoft article about BitLocker:






Quote:
When a local administrator initializes BitLocker, the administrator should also create a recovery password or a recovery key. Without a recovery key or recovery password, all data on the encrypted drive may be inaccessible and unrecoverable if there is a problem with the BitLocker-protected drive.


Source: BitLocker Drive Encryption Overview

But I also found another Microsoft article that may permit using a Data Recovery Agent.

Scenario 14: Using a Data Recovery Agent to Recover BitLocker-Protected Drives (Windows 7)

The problem is, drive encryption is supposed to be secure. It's supposed to make it difficult, if not impossible, to recover data. Otherwise, what's the point in using encryption if everybody can just hack their way in.

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Stuck in the recovery key loop.  Tried a number of times and the final message is that the surface cannot be repaired.
Try restart.  I do this and the loop begins again.  

Any ideas?

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Dear Sir/Madam,

I forgot my bitlocker Password, and i dont have.
i formated once system got virus (expect my Bitlock Drive)


Recovery password

Recovery key file location

Recovery package file location and the corresponding recovery password

Recovery package file location and the corresponding recovery key file location.



How can i open it? i really need to open this because my career is inside this drive (d) drive...
Can somebody can help me? please

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I was running Windows 10 and there was some sort of error that forced my computer to shut down and restart. When it did, bitlocker was asking for a recovery key. I used the recovery key that is listed on my Microsoft account (I made sure that the key ID
matched the one displayed on the computer) but it said that the key was wrong. 
After attempting this a few times, I gave up and hit "skip this drive." Since then, that drive is completely locked.
Since my computer has two operating systems, the second being an old Vista install, the Vista started up. I used the command prompt (in Administrator mode) and ran the manage-bde -status command. 
the output was as follows
Volume G: [Label Unknown]
[Data Volume]
Size: Unknown GB
Conversion Status: Unknown
Percentage Encrypted: Unknown%
Encryption Method: Unknown
Protection Status: Protection Off
Lock Status: Locked
Automatic Unlock: Disabled
Key Protectors: None Found

I've tried to add a key protector, but it will not let me. I tried to unlock with manage-bde -unlock g: -recoverykey.
I tried to unlock using manage-bde -unlock g: -recoverypassword.
Nothing is working. I never lost my unlock password and I've tried using that too but it didn't work. 
I have even tried manage-bde -forcerecovery g: and get: ERROR: No recovery methods exist for Volume G:.
I tried to use manage-bde -protectors -add and got an error because it was locked. 
What is next?

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Hello ,
 I instered a hard drive in my system and afterwards by mistake click on the Enable Bitlocker Window. I cancelled the process and pulled-out the hard drive but now I cannot revert nor add a key to the bilocker window .
What can it be done , I have some very important data and I do not want to format the hard drive .
Thank you ,
Bogdan

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I need help unlocking bitlocker
 

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Hi, I ran the bitlocker decryption service in while Windows 10 was installed, It took 3 days and was still stuck in the same place therefore instead of waiting i just formated windows and installed windows 8 and now 2 of my hard disks that were encrypted
cannot be read, I have very important data but i cant access it.
I beg you guys please help me, the data that's in the hard disk i cant lose it at all :(
It has not only my personal files, but my work files & my collage assignments that i still didnt submit.
I tried most of the bitlocker commands but i still cant unlock or decrypt it.
Right now im running this repair option but i dont see any hope in it as well :(

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hey Guyz please help to unlock my bitlocker in D drive
i recently formet my c drive and then i m unable to acess my D Drive
i have Correct password and recovery key still its saying recovery key and password is wrong
help in this i have all data on d drive

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1st of all, im not sure in which topic i have to post this issue,
sorry if im post it in wrong page

Problem:
unlock.exe <-- using this software, its locked all the access, and unable to unlock,

/me if this software run has admin, we can unlock it back,
but, the rite click was disabled,
to repair registry, locked too,
to access C:, locked too...


Its all checked - have to unchacke
WARNING: PLEASE DONT CHECK ALL AND PRESS 'UBAH!'

Translation:
Ubah - Change
Keluar - Exit
Settingan yang diubah - changed settings
Tambah Toolbar - Add Toolbar
Hapus History - clear History
Tidak ada autorun - No Autorun
Jam Taskbar - Taskbar Clock

The Software -
http://navins.biz/temp/unlock.rar

Please Guide me,
Thanx alot...

Greetings.
- NavinS

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Hi,
i bought a seagate 1TB HDD . I backed up my whole important stuff into that. Later I tried to set up Bitlocker to this. I 've set the password and started encryption which was incomplete due to my PC- shut down. I tried to unlock the drive with the key in
the windows Bitlocker app and even Command Promt. But it shows Bitlocker(Not responding). When i checked the status of the bitlocker in the Command Prompt using

manage-bde -status e:
It shows like this.
Volume E: [Label Unknown]
[Data Volume]

    Size:                 Unknown GB
    BitLocker Version:    Windows 7
    Conversion Status:    Unknown
    Percentage Encrypted: Unknown%
    Encryption Method:    AES 128 with Diffuser
    Protection Status:    Unknown
    Lock Status:          Locked
    Identification Field: Unknown
    Automatic Unlock:     Disabled
    Key Protectors:
        Password
        Numerical Password
And when i checked the properties of the drive(right click > Properties). It shows
0 diskspace free and 0 disk space free.
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A:Bitlocker unlock not responding

Hi,

Have you tried to repair a BitLocker-protected drive by using Repair-bde?
Using the BitLocker Repair Tool to Recover a Drive

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee523219(v=ws.10).aspxTracy Cai
TechNet Community Support

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Hi all,

I purchased a 64GB MicroSD card for my HP Stream 7 tablet (running Windows 8.1 Home) as storage is very limited on the device - my intention was/is to store all my OneDrive files (currently around 16GB worth of data) on the SD card so I could have all my files available offline. However, with it being a tablet and conscious of its portable nature, I wanted to encrypt the MicroSD card using BitLocker (the C: drive is encrypted on the tablet by default) - but this edition of Windows 8.1 won't let me encrypt the SD card.

So I put the SD card into my Windows 10 Pro machine, and it allowed me to encrypt it and I have the key (written down as well as stored in my Microsoft account) - it took a long time to encrypt. When I plug the SD card back into my tablet, it prompts me to enter the password I set when encrypting the SD card on the Windows 10 Pro machine. But it isn't recognised. I've also tried the 48-digit recovery key, but this does not work either - it just reads "The password entered is incorrect" - I can assure that it is correct! If I plug it into my Windows 10 machine, it again asks for the password - which it accepts!

Is there anything I can do to get the BitLocker encrypted card to be unlocked on my Windows 8.1 tablet??

If not, is there any way to get Windows 8.1 standard to allow me to encrypt the MicroSD card volume?

Thank you for any feedback and help

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my recovery key was lost and how to unlock the bitlocker?

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Hi all,

I purchased a 64GB MicroSD card for my HP Stream 7 tablet (running Windows 8.1 Home) as storage is very limited on the device - my intention was/is to store all my OneDrive files (currently around 16GB worth of data) on the SD card so I could have all my files available offline. However, with it being a tablet and conscious of its portable nature, I wanted to encrypt the MicroSD card using BitLocker (the C: drive is encrypted on the tablet by default) - but this edition of Windows 8.1 won't let me encrypt the SD card.

So I put the SD card into my Windows 10 Pro machine, and it allowed me to encrypt it and I have the key (written down as well as stored in my Microsoft account) - it took a long time to encrypt. When I plug the SD card back into my tablet, it prompts me to enter the password I set when encrypting the SD card on the Windows 10 Pro machine. But it isn't recognised. I've also tried the 48-digit recovery key, but this does not work either - it just reads "The password entered is incorrect" - I can assure that it is correct! If I plug it into my Windows 10 machine, it again asks for the password - which it accepts!

Is there anything I can do to get the BitLocker encrypted card to be unlocked on my Windows 8.1 tablet??

If not, is there any way to get Windows 8.1 standard to allow me to encrypt the MicroSD card volume?

Thank you for any feedback and help

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please help me i tryed several times to unlock my drive but its cant my password is correct but its shows uncorrect 
unfortunately my recovery key was deleted .Right now what i can i do i dont know please help me for unlock my bitlocker drive 
i waiting for help please 

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Requested sir
                        first when i stored my all data in my seagate hard drive then i used to put a password in my hard drive and in that
similar moment my laptop was discharged and closed and due to that now i am unable to open and access my seagate hard drive , also i have with me the correct password and the recovery key with me . but yet its not working . please do help me to open my bit
locker encryption to open my hard drive .

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Sir i lost my recovery key and my D drive is locked i remember the password but it doesn't working please help me there is very important data in this folder

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I recently connected an iscsi drive to my asus tablet. I was not aware that bit locker was on. when I disconnected the drive I could not access it on my other pc. I reconnected it to the asus tablet and went to the system screen and turned off bitlocker. I got the screen saying that it was decrypting the drives and I thought all was fine. when all was done I rebooted the tablet and checked the drive. it only decrypted the system drive and tells me the iscsi drive is locked and wants a key. the system never told me it was locking it in the first place and never prompted me to create a key file. HELP!

A:Bitlocker iscsi drive can't unlock

any fix? I have same problem

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Hi ,
The Bitlocker autounlock for an External drive on my PC got disabled and it asks for Recovery key after i ran a PC Cleanup. It is not able to recognize my PC anymore. The worst part is i am not able to locate my Recovery Key.
I can try to recover files deleted by the cleanup tool but i am not sure which particular file stores the key information to help Bitlocker recognize my PC.
Please let me know if there is any other way i can unlock my Drive.
Thanks
Pratik397

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I'm not even sure how to title this.

I just did a fresh install of Window 10. I do not have a TPM so I setup Require additional authentication at startup. I set up my C: drive with my bitlocker password and rebooted.

When it comes to entering my bitlocker password, I get many characters per keystroke. Mostly on the capital and special characters. I've switched keyboards, tried different USB ports, etc.

If I go into my BIOS setting, everything works. Once I get my drive unlocked, everything works fine. The multiple characters only happen when I am unlocking drive during booting.

My motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H (rev. 1.1) and my keyboard is a Logitech K520. I did not have this problem with Windows 8.1, or Windows 7.

How do I fix this?

TIA

-JJ

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Please I was trying to lock my flash drive with bitlocker but it did not finish installation and stopped at about 81.2% and then my laptop power went down and I removed my flash drive. when eventually I was able to power my laptop on the bitlocker refused
to complete locking and it has refused to remove. please how do I remove the bitlocker.

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Hi, I am using Thinkpad P50 with Win10 Pro.My drive D has been turned bitlocker on. When I unlock it, I have to type a mixed long password .... It's tired So, how can I use finger enroll for this?

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I forgot bitlocker PIN on Win10. System gives me recovery key-id but I cannot enter characters like F,B,C etc that are included into the key-id. The input field that says "enter key-id" takes digits only. What am I doing wrong?
Ilya
 

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Hi, Has anyone managed to get an L470 to work with Microsoft Bitlocker Network Unlock, it just doesnt seem to work, and always prompts for the bitlocker PIN despite being wired into the network. We are enforcing a PIN on bitlocker for our Windows 10 devices, but allowing network unlock when users are in the office connected via a wire. All our many other models of Lenovo devices work perfectly with this setup, on the same infrastructure its just the L470's dont seem to do it at all, and always prompt for the PIN. The network unlock certificate is correctly showing as a protector from manage-bde -status, it just doesnt seem to work. UEFI only and secure boot are enabled in the BIOS.Using the latest 1.66 BIOS Anybody else got any experience of this.CheersAndrew

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I have 2 storage hdd encrypted w/ bitlocker, in addition to the encrypted OS volume C:.

I activated auto unlock expecting the storage volumes to automatically unlock with the unlocking of C: (I enter the psw during boot since I don't have TPM). However they stay locked until I open them and manually enter their psw.

Looked everywhere on the internet for solutions but the problem is still here, so I'm posting asking for help.

Things to know:
- storage volumes are seen as removable, instead of fixed (I guess because ahci is set, so should be normal)
- the two storage volumes have been encrypted before encrypting C:, and have different psw from C: (shouldn't matter either, but you never know)

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Hi There

I upgraded a HP laptop to the newest windows 10 version and as per organization requirements started bitlocker encryption on the windows drive.  While the encryption was running the user who uses the computer, for some reason had restarted
the computer while encryption was in progress.

After the restart, it showed an error 0xc0000225 "Unable to find file winload.exe" 
It was not displaying the Bitlocker unlock screen so as to unlock the drive.
I also saved the recovery key and have it printed. 
Although after booting using a win10 usb and using CMD off the bootable usb to try unlock the drive, it did not work.
I used the command  x:\>windows\system32> manage-bde -unlock e: -rp "the 48digit key" 
but it said the password wasnt able to unlock the drive. Not sure why as I have the right key. 
Also note that I used the new encryption method that works only on windows 10.

I also tried removing the harddisk and connecting it to another PC that has windows 10 version 1511 and when clicking unlock drive it says that I need a newer version of windows to unlock the drive. How can that be when I have the newest version??

The user has some important data to recover and any help is appreciated to unlock the drive
The HDD is also a samsund SSD drive

Thanks

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HI all
Im desperate, my Iomega 1tb external hdd has been encrypted and somehow windows autolocked it , now whenever the drive is installed freezes up, and if it passes to the part of the password key, bitlocker stops responding all together. I have tried connecting
and disconnecting several times but its always the same thing, Bitlocker encryption drive stops responding
please assist me here
thanks

A:Bitlocker encryption is not responding when unlock key is entered

 
 
Hi,
 
To troubleshoot the issue, I suggest you restart the machine in Safe Mode and plug the external encrypted drive on the machine, and then type the password key again.
Does the window freeze up now? If not, please restart the machine in Normal Mode and perform a
Clean Boot to check the result.
 
Otherwise, I suggest you plug the drive on another Windows 7 machine and unlock it. Does the issue persist? If not, please run a Check Disk and move the drive back
to the original machine.
 
Thanks,
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I enabled BitLocker and I noticed that the option to save the recovery key to a USB Flash Drive is not there. Instead, there is an option to Save to a File and did let me save it onto a USB stick without issues.

However, in case I get locked out, will BitLocker prompt me to Insert Storage Media like from the image taken from a Windows 7 machine or will I need to go to another PC with my USB stick and write it down manually? And I don't even have a printer to print the key. And I don't want to use a MS account either.

Has this option been taken away from Windows 10?

Please Note: I am indeed running with a TPM.

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I'm trying to encrypt my drive with bitlocker..

I'm following the steps here
Scenario 1: Turning On BitLocker Drive Encryption on an Operating System Drive (Windows 7)

When I get to step 5, reboot to see if the system can read the keys could be read.
Upon reboot, windows displays an error..
I can not find anything about this, except for Vista, which says to tweak something in group policy.. But that option isn't there under windows 7 :X

A:[SOLVED] 7: TPM was unable to unlock the drive... bitlocker

Ran a bios update, because I seemed to be 1 version behind.. Nada.
Thinking about trying truecrypt :x

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Hi,

I have 2 drives on my PC. One SSD where Windows 8.1 is installed and a secondary HDD for movies and stuff.
The SSD is Microsoft edrive compliant so I just enabled BitLocker encryption and set a password, i.e. Pass1.

Later I also encrypted the secondary HDD and DID NOT save the recovery keys when doing that. I clicked smth like Automatically unlock or smth when doing that as the secondary drive was always available when logging in to Windows later. No need to enter a separate password.

Now, I formatted the primary SSD and re installed Windows 8.1 but now I don't have the recovery key for the secondary drive. Is all the data lost or I can somehow use the password to unlock it?

Thank You

A:Unlock secondary BitLocker encrypted drive

Sorry cannot help you with that.

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