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External harddisk is locked by bitlocker without my knowledge

Q: External harddisk is locked by bitlocker without my knowledge

BitLocker locked my external harddrive by itself
my external Seagate harddisk is locked by bitlocker itself

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Preferred Solution: External harddisk is locked by bitlocker without my knowledge

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I just don't remember the password and cant find the recovery key. So I just try lot of passwords and now its just ask the recovery key only. I think its because of the too many attempts that I tried to find correct passwords. I have the laptop that I
use to encrypt that harddisk but I don't have any other information. Is there anyway to remove the bitlocker without damaging the files that inside ?

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Hello,

I use Windows 8 on my laptop, and my external HDD got encrypted with BitLocker out of the blue.

I have never used BitLocker, I do not even have it on my laptop (Control Panel does not show any icon for BitLocker & forums say it is only available with Windows 8 Pro).

 Therefore, I have no idea why Windows has locked my HDD, and I have no means of recovering this as I do not have any recovery key or password (since I have never used BitLocker in the
first place).

Please help.

Thanks,
Jignasha

A:External HDD automatically locked by BitLocker

Manage-bde

This tool can be used to turn on or turn off BitLocker, specify unlock mechanisms, update recovery methods, and unlock BitLocker-protected data drives. This tool can be used in place of the
BitLocker Drive Encryption Control Panel item. For more information, see Manage-bde.exe Parameter Reference. at www.TechNet(dot)Microsoft(dot)com/en-us/library/dd875513(v=ws.10).aspx

Try This:
manage-bde -status (Drive Letter):
Example: manage-bde -status C:
to check if Bitlocker lock your drive.
and
manage-bde -off (Drive Letter): example:
manage-bde -off C:
It none of its works, that means your HDD is blocked by another program, give us prompt massage or screen-shot, for further help.

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I was using my work laptop at work and connected my personal USB external drive to the laptop. No problem. I used the external drive to show colleagues some pictures of my new house renovation and then disconnected the drive.
However, when I reconnected the drive to my own personal laptop at home, it informed me that it was locked by bitlocker and needed a recovery to unlock it!
At no time was I requested to bitlocker it or indeed informed that bitlocker was locking the drive. This totally sucks as I have precious family photos on the drive and now cannot access them!!
Can anyone help?

Karl Marsden

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hey guys...
i have a serious problem with bitlocker and really need your help
i have an external HDD that is locked by bitlocker and won`t open
i didn`t lock it i just went on section that asks for password and cancel the process and my HDD worked just fine but after i disconnected it and connect again it has been locked and when i try to open it says :

Bitlocker (D:)
the bitlocker encryption in this drive isn`t compatible with your version of windows. try opening the drive using a newer version of vindows.

i`m pretty sure it didn`t encrypt my drive cuz encryptions take time and my drive is 1 TB 
i`m using windows 8.1 and tried 8 & 7 ...even XP :(
i have really important stuff in it
plz tell me what to do :'(

A:Unable to open external HDD that is locked by bitlocker

Farid Rahimi,
If you haven?t already, remove the drive from whatever port you have it plugged into and try another port. 
Another thing you can check is to see if there are any new updates available for your BIOS. 
Take a look at any changes that it might list and if there have been any changes to the TPM, go ahead and run that update. 
You?ll also want to make sure that your system settings are all correct for the port you?re using.
Hope this helps!
Mike
Windows Outreach Team ? IT Pro

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Hi I am using a Window Surface and I just got my external drive locked by Bitlocker WITHOUT having enabled it. I need to access crucial data, how can I unlock it? If I double-click on
external drive icon, a Bitlocker(D:) window pops up and if I click on "Load key from USB drive" then it says that "a valid USB key wasn't detected". The issue is that I NEVER set a key in the first place, I didn't even know what Bitlocker
is!

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Hi. I'm new here. Please Help me. My 2 (two) external hard drive was locked by bitlocker. What odd is, it's only lock when I'm using Window 7 or older version of windows and I can't use it even in T.V's. But when I'm using it in windows 10 I can open it
and use it. Please help me. Sorry for Bad English.

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I made one of my thumb drive locked with BitLocker and when I use it on an XP machine it can only be used in read only files. Do any of you guys know how to make it read and write. On the 7 machine it can do both.

Thanks and Happy Holidays!

A:locked with bitlocker read only

  
Quote: Originally Posted by puremacgyver


I made one of my thumb drive locked with BitLocker and when I use it on an XP machine it can only be used in read only files. Do any of you guys know how to make it read and write. On the 7 machine it can do both.

Thanks and Happy Holidays!


I dont think XP is "aware" of bitlocker and so cant read it.

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I made a big mistake! I installed W7 on my SSD partition 1. I have my users & data filed on HDD data partition X:\. I locked the X:\ I apparently do not have TPM. I get to the login screen & of course it fails to log in any user because the drive containing the data to continue is locked. In safe mode, repair startup I cannot unlock the drive as the abilty to type letters is not yet available. So, when I enter the key..... it only has numbers. In safe mode with command prompt I can unlock the drive with the password but I have no idea what to do from there in the cmd prompt & when I restart of course the drive is locked again. What can I do? Also it says it can't access the file when I attempt to unlock using control panel in safe mode. the password is accepted but can't access a file. doesn't list the file. I have the key file. I can access it as I am dual booting with ubuntu. I can also access it in safe mode. But, i have no idea what to do with it. Can I just put that file onto a usb by simply copying it over & then have it plugged in at boot? Please help asap! This is my school PC, first week, & of course we have twice the work. I should never have turned on BL without reading the whole file but i did & now what?

edit (response merged):
unlocked drive:

boot into safe mode with command prompt:
manage-bde X: -unlock -pw
(enter password)
manage-bde -off X:
(wait awhile)
manage-bde X: -status
(continue until you see drive fully decrypted. it will ... Read more

A:Locked out of W7 @ Login due to BitLocker

Followed method 1. I am back in:
Error message: "The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded

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After deleting maleware my Bitlocker has asked for the recovery key.
I have the Key however the laptop only allows me to use the Functions F1 to F10 as 1 to 0, also tab and backspace.  Doesnt allow me to use the keyboard letters.
My BitLocker recovery Key Starts with letters - How do I get around this I have tried holding the buttons down to see if they move from 0 to A B C etc and they dont.  Now my laptop doesnt get based the full BIOS.

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Hi, Ive pretty much lost my key and recovery key for my bitlocker encrypted win7 partition. Im thinking of going into my winxp partition, doing a quick format on the encrypted partition which im locked out of, then using some sort of data recovery software to get the files on the encrypted partition back, will this work? or will the files I try to recover still be encrypted? also, if that would work could someone recommend some good hard drive recovery software, I dont mind if its not free.

thanks

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I have hp pro tablet 408 g1, suddenly it have a start up issues and opened recovey mode, when i choose start up dignostic its require recovery key now the tablet is locked and every option require recovey key and i do not have the key and i can not open the tablet since its require recovey and each option require recovery key.What should i do??

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On opening Asus T100T laptop, immediately after a Windows update, error message appears: Process1 Initialisation Failed. Then I am asked for a Bitlocker Recovery Key. Absolutely did not install Bitlocker. Managed to find recovery key via Microsoft account - no idea how it got there - we didn't save it.
This key worked, and operation was normal for a few days. Now am getting the same messages, and inserting the Bitlocker key has no effect - the messages just keep looping.

I have looked at the tutorials, and have used Command Prompt to turn on auto unlock
BitLocker Auto-unlock - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

and to
BitLocker Recovery - Unlock a Drive in Windows 8

To no effect - the messages keep on the same cycle. Any ideas?

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Hello Everyone,

I have an issue that started with a rush to encrypt my Windows 7 - HP Pavilion g6 Notebook with Bitlocker.

I started and completed the encryption process on my C drive.

Upon re-starting my computer, I was taken to the HP Recovery Manager page and unable to access my desktop. At
this point, I'm unable to access any of my files and I don't know how to process or fix this.

Things I've done to try to fix:

-After research, I've successfully unlocked and disabled Bitlocker with my recovery key and password through the
manage-bde commands. 
-I've done a system checkup, and it appears there's an issue with the Hard Disk Short DST - failure.
-I've run a CHKDSK scan, and there are alot of files corrupt, but I have no details on what's wrong.

I suspect that by encrypting my drive, I also encrypted the operating system.

Can anyone give me advice on what I should do next to try and get my computer working back to normal? .

Thanks!! 

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Ok, So here's the issue, a friend of mine have a 1TB WD external drive, which got a bad sector after someone unplugged it during file transfer, issue is, my friend doesn't have the Recovery Password, or anything, only the password he uses to unlock the drive, the drive got vital information, and they must be retrieved.

Any ideas?

A:A drive locked by BitLocker got a bad sector!

Hello,

See if he may be able to run chkdsk on the drive first to hopefully take care of the bad sector.Disk Check
Afterwards, he may be able to use an option in the tutorial below with the BitLocker password to unlock the data drive.BitLocker Drive Encryption - Unlock a Locked Data or Removable Drive
Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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New member>

On opening Asus T100T laptop, immediately after a Windows update, error message appears: Process1 Initialisation Failed. Then I am asked for a Bitlocker Recovery Key. Absolutely did not install Bitlocker. Managed to find recovery key via Microsoft account - no idea how it got there - we didn't save it.
This key worked, and operation was normal for a few days. Now am getting the same messages, and inserting the Bitlocker key has no effect - the messages just keep looping.

I have looked at the tutorials, and have used Command Prompt to turn on auto unlock
BitLocker Auto-unlock - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

and to
BitLocker Recovery - Unlock a Drive in Windows 8

To no effect - the messages keep on the same cycle. Any ideas?

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So when I was going through some virus **** I downloaded BitLocker because some of my files on my drive were locked and I thought maybe I could unlock them and delete them cause I thought a virus was hidin up in there but I ended up locking up my whole external drive or something so now I can't delete anything from it but I can use the files. Anywho... I'm pretty sure it was BitLocker I used cause now when I right click on the drive it brings up some BitLocker options but I can't find where to unlock it.

Or decrypt it.. cause I think I encrypted it.. anywho I can't delete anything from it.
 

A:BitLocker. Locked my Drive. I'm dumb.

If you are not pretty sure how to use bit-Locker, I would suggest you remove it.
however here is it's tutorial :
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc766295.aspx
 

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Hi,
I have this external USB hard disk which I am using for over 2 years now. It was working fine and kept properly. Now when I plug-in the hard disk (thrg USB cable) the green light on hard disk appears but my laptop is not recognizing the disk at all. I tried all standard ways and also went thrgs some other posts but nothing helps. Also, I dont see any entry in removable storage under computer management and neither I see any entry in safe removal option for USB.

How do I get my drive back? I am using win xp home and professional (on two different laptops)
 

A:External USB Harddisk

They don't last as long as internal drives... It may just be bad. Have you tried formatting it?
 

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Hi.
I have an external harddisk of 1TB recently it became RAW type and i have lot of data in it so I tried TESTDISK but everything goes fine but in the end it happens nothing, it again shows in RAW format and windows ask me to format the disk to use it.

Somebody help me.Thanks in advance
 

A:External HardDisk became RAW

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i bought an external hard disk its western digital 320gb, i observed data transfer rate of that disk is 30-40mbps only but ability of usb2.0 is 480mbps, how come very less data transfer, is there any way to increase it or any other application to increase it.

help me in resolving
thanking you
sandy
 

A:external harddisk

Transfer rates externally (i.e. USB or Firewire) are recorded in mega bits per second, however ATA and IDE protocols are measured in mega bytes per second. This means 480bp/s translates to 60MB/s (taking into consideration 1 byte = 8 bits). It seems the speeds on external USB drives are bottlenecked at around 40MB/s anyway - so if you're missing out, it won't be by too much.

Speeds also depend on how your external drive (well, inside the enclosure) works and reads the information off the disk. For example, reading from the outer edges of the disk will result in faster transfer rates than if it was reading from the inner part of the disk.
 

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i have hitachi 80 gb external usb harddisk. It has two partition yesterday night i am working on it but suddenly i am not able to access my hard disk so i unplugged harddisk.

now when i click on this drive it gave me error "file and directory is corrupted or unreadable" so i format my drive after almost completion it gives error "windows is not able to format this drive".

when i restart my computer and i click on this drive it gives message "this disk drive is not formated do you want to format it now?" it has two partition so when i click on other partition it works ok but this partition has some problem

when i click on this drive it shows me 0 bytes in used space and 0 bytes in free space. Now what to do i also check this drive with check now but no window is open and check now is not started what to do?

my data in this drive is not important can any software help me for this problem
 

A:external usb harddisk

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Hi All,
I was running bitlocker encryption on an external Hard Drive.
I got a "Blue Screen" error that shutdown my computer when Encryption was 2/3 of the way.

I never had a Password or Key, but now the Drive appears to be locked.
I ran manage-bde -resume (but it says "It's locked").
I ran manage-bde -status:
Size: Unknown GB
BitLocker Ver: Win 7
Conversion Status: Unknown
% Encrypted: Unknown%
Encryption Method: AES 128 with Diffuser
Protection Status: Unknown
Lock Status: Locked
ID Field: Unknown
Automatic Unlock: Disable
Key Protectors:
Password
Numerical Password

All help will be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance,

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Hello!

In my upgrading frenzy, I went ahead and updated my new work-provided laptop's BIOS (Dell E7240). Lo and behold Bitlocker is now asking for a recovery key.
As the IT Administrator won't be available till next week and I am in urgent need to access it.

My question is simple; does downgrading the BIOS back reverse the lock?

Thanks!

A:Bitlocker and BIOS Firmware Upgrade - Locked out!

Nope. You will need to wait for IT admin at this point.

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hi
i have locked my H drive using bitlocker . Today when i tried to open my drive, it says    
"  Error Recovering Disk H : A recovery key was not found on this drive . The drive cannot be unlocked . "

I have checked the status of my drive in cmd , it says
" An error occured :  <code : 0x80070057>) "Some very important files are in the drive. I am desperately in need of help. Any help would be greatly appreciated ".

Thks,
ilaks.

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i brought a second hand windows 8.1 Dell Venue 11 pro tablet online, and about 3 weeks later it boots on some bitlocker thing, ive tried everything and cant find my recovery key, is there a way i can restore it. i have no important data on there so anything to get this bitlocker off will be great.

A:How to restore windows 8 tablet locked by bitlocker

There is a separate Windows 8 forum. Best to post your Windows 8.1 problem there.
Windows 8 Forums

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My X1 died on me and, according to the sheet of paper that came back from the repair center, had its system board replaced. Unfortunately, when booting, I get a prompt for a bitlocker recovery key - and the key I have (confirmed with Microsoft) is not working. The key id shown on the recovery screen is also different. I've spent about 40 minutes on the phone now with Lenovo support, and haven't gotten anywhere - how can I get back into my machine? It would appear that, since the hard drive was not replaced, I should still be able to get in with my existing key, or am I missing something there?

A:Locked out of bitlocker after system board replacement

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/d7be2e19-3eb2-4e7f-8d6a-c7f0f5474b93/bitlo...

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I had a gateway computer I bought in dec 2002. Anyway in Jan I bought vista ultimate and it ran fine until for some reason it decided to not start up.. no power to anything. the computer went to "sleep" one night and wouldn't start up.

That's not why I'm here though. I had 5+ years of files, pictures, and family videos on the 2 hard drives which I think are now locked with bitlocker. I tried installing them as secondary hard drives in the new computer, and the computer thinks they are blank and wants to format them. Am I correct in thinking they are locked? If they are, is there any way to get my files back?
 

A:Computer died, now drive locked with bitlocker?

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I have WD Passport 320GB. I am using different desktop PC and laptops. All the window operating systems are XP. The problem is that pc or Laptop not always can recognise this USB HD.
Any suggestions to solve this problem
Thank you.
Moh
 

A:USB External Harddisk Problem

And what would the problem be?
 

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Help, my pc doesn't detect my external harddisk. It was working fine all the time until I tried to plugin and open the files, My PC didn't detect it. Its not working on my laptop too. It doesn't appear in Disk management too. My harddisk led light are showing up and I can still hear the sound come out of my speaker everytime i plugin. Please help as all my important stuffs are inside.

A:External HardDisk help needed

Just to try something else, you might use Partition Wizard standalone bootable CD. Just curious as to whether or not the drive is visible outside of Win7 itself.

To be honest, I actually don't know if it will be usable on the external USB drive (assuming it could be seen), or whether you must use the Win7 version while under Win7 in order to see USB-connected drives. I can't find specifics on what PW standalone can see. And of course, if Win7 doesn't see the drive I doubt that PW running under Win7 would show it. That's why I'm curious about the PW standalone, if it really does support external USB-connected drives.

But, worth a try. If the drive IS visible to PW standalone, you can use it's "explore partition" operation to at least confirm that all of your data is still there, at least that the folder/file structure is unharmed.

I see you said that it's not visible any longer to both your desktop and your laptop, so that's certainly an ominous sign. But if the "new hardware detected" sound is coming from both machines, that's perhaps an encouraging sign.

Have you called the drive's manufacturer fro possible support from them?

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My External Hard disk is not working all of a sudden and it is not shown in disk management too.
 

A:External Harddisk not working

It might be trying to use the same letter as 1 that is already thereif u know what I mean if u open up my computer u have like c: D: E: F: ETC
 

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Hi.

I have just bought a new USB Harddisk case and plug it in onto my laptop, at first, it works fine. But in the past few days, Window XP cannot recognise the HD as "USB Mass Storage Device" as it used to be.

Now whenever I plug my USB cable in the port, it only shows "Unknown Device" under the Universal Serial Bus Controllers

What has gone wrong?

Thanks, guys !!!! This has been bothering me for a while..

--
Ed
 

A:USB External Harddisk problem

This little raindance will usually fix this issue.

Create a file with NOTEPAD containing the following lines and save it as FIX.REG
-------------------------- cut here --------------------------------
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment]

"DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES"="1"
-------------------------- cut here --------------------------------

Double click on FIX.REG and say yes to the Merge Into Registry question.

Unplug ALL USB devices.
Open Device Manager.
View, Show Hidden Devices.
Uninstall all devices under USB Controllers.
Uninstall all devices under Disk Drives that you know are not present.
Uninstall all devices under Storage Volumes. Say no to any reboot prompts until you are finished. Also, if a Storage Volume doesn't uninstall, ignore it and move to the next one.
If you have a yellow ? with unknown devices, uninstall all of the entries there as well.

When this is done, reboot TWICE.

Reconnect the USB devices and see if they're recognized properly.
 

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Hi everyone,

i have been using my 2.5 inch external samsung harddisk for past 3 months and suddenly im not able to detect my harddisk in 'My Computer'

I have tried some basic troubleshooting using my basic knowledge:
https://i.gyazo.com/127268260051a8fa...cdd107a7cf.gif
I am getting an error when i tried to initialize disk. I have also tried both another option GPT and getting the same error.

Also tried with diskpart:
https://i.gyazo.com/ba0d6d7444943682...5d5787c7f9.gif

and i can also select, and clean:
https://i.gyazo.com/447e2e50e5b38904...1f3895f27a.gif

but not able to create a partition
https://i.imgur.com/M6EuJsB.png

Kindly please help. if u need my system log, please let me know how can i do that

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i have a 320 gig smart tech external harddisk. when i tried to open it today from my computer, windows vista displayed a message that says it need to be formatted, do u want to format it ?
i have a lot of data on it (nearly 120 gig).
i run it from another machine that uses XP, and when i open it, it opens but with no single file. however im sure tht there are 120 gig of data.

it was running great yesterday,
how i can fix it without losing my data.
please help.
thanks.
 

A:my external harddisk doesn't run !!!

Have you tried running a chkdisk on it?
 

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my WD harddisk became inaccessible after I got a game copied into it

when I connected it to my laptop, there's no autoplay and when I tried to open it via my computer, it says;
G:\ is not accessible

error performing inpage operation
I can't open it, and I can't scan it also
it is new so I don't think it's because of the age
using XP here
I have no idea what's going on
anyone?
 

A:external harddisk not accessible

External drives are generally less reliable than internal ones. This is because of the connection interface inside the enclosure, rarely is it actually the drive itself. That's why the problem plagues external drives (all makes, not just WD) as compared to internal ones. Some say it's because the small enclosure (compared to a PC) restricts heat dissipation, especially in external drives without a cooling fan (and most don't have one).

Since it's new I would return it, either to the shop or to WD (you'll need to contact WD and ask for authorisation (an RMA) before returning it for replacement.
 

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Hi

Control Panel > Backup > then I chose a folder in C: to back it up to an external hard disk. Now I want to change to schedule from every Sunday to everyday, can I do that? How?

My second question every time the backup happens does it replace the old file for the back up in my external hard disk? because I did many backups and it seems that there is only one file in my hard disk!

Cheers

A:Backup to an external harddisk

Refer to this:
Backup User and System Files

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I just bought an notebook harddisk of 30GB and an external USB2.0 harddissk case. I am using winxp pro. When i connected my external harddisk to my PC, i can see that the external HD is recognise thw external HD from Device Manager. But it canot be seem from from windows explorer. I think the problem is that the harddisk have not been formatted. So, i do i go about formatted my external USB connected 30GB harddisk?

 

A:format external harddisk

Right click My Computer, select Manage, and when Computer Management opens, select Disk Manager. You can right click on the graphic for the unformatted drive and select format.
 

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external harddisk is no getting open

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Do you have to format external harddisks (for instance LaCie USB 160 GB)? And if yes, which is preferable, NFTS or FAT32?

thanks
 

A:Formatting external harddisk

ummm yes normally they do. format them to NTFS if u are using xp and with only be using the hdd as somewhere to store files.
 

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Dear Specialists,
Could you please instruct me how to transfer my desktop icons with all their datas to the external hard disk.
I have new emachine working with windows vista. Thank very much.
With kind regards,
Beni Even

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Windows wants me to unlock my drive with a recovery key even though I know my password. I have tried multiple computers and laptops but they all have the same problem. PLZ HELP!!!

P.S: I don't know my recovery key and I don't know where it is :(

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Hey All,

Recently my company provided me with a Windows 10 SOE image as part of a UAT. The image includes Symantec Endpoint Encryption which utilizes Bitlocker for encryption.

I went through all of the motions with the C:\ drive to be encrypted and even printed the recovery key. Well, at some point I plugged in a few My Passport USB drives and they became locked by Bitlocker To Go. Everytime I try to unlock or click on these drives it asks for the 48-bit key which I don't have because I never was prompted to encrypt/lock these drives.





IT says that there are no keys stored on the servers for these USB drives and suggested that this would be a "local" encryption. However, they also stated that they wouldn't be encrypted unless I was prompted about it. So, there's this mystery about how these USB drives came to be locked.
I've been doing some research and the closest I've come is getting some output about the protectors:

Code:
c:\Windows\System32>manage-bde -protectors g: -get
BitLocker Drive Encryption: Configuration Tool version 10.0.10011
Copyright (C) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Volume G: [Label Unknown]
All Key Protectors
Numerical Password:
ID: {27319850-4EB5-42AC-9BA5-1C0CCB997EE7}
External Key:
ID: {A4A49BE5-70A4-4388-8B2F-8C13B1CA765C}
External Key File Name:
A4A49BE5-70A4-4388-8B2F-8C13B1CA765C.BEK

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Hi Guys,

have anyone of you encounter a senario whereby when you plug in your external harddisk to your lappy and your lappy is able to detect it
but during transferring of files into the external harddisk, it always failed halfway during the transferring process.
The error states that the lappy is unable to find the external harddisk source and then later on it will auto play my external harddisk again. This process keeps continuing whenever I want to save a file into my external harddisk.

The external harddisk works well with my main lappy which is using a vista home premium but not my 2nd lappy which is using a vista home basic.

Hope you guys can help...

Thanks alot!

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hi,

My HD crash, so i put it as external usb to open, everything open fine, but when i need to go to my folder it keep telling me it cant open due permission, I assume that when i used it in the comp, I password protected it when open windows normally.

Now my question is, i know my password, is a way that i can enter that use-sing that external way, so every folder can open normally?

A:How to remove password of external harddisk

i search my self and this was helpfull http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421

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I have purchased a hard disk case ("gate" GXM-25SU Case-kit), have inserted my old hard-disk to it, and connected it to my USB port. The device has been detected, the disk is turning, and it appears in the device manager.

The enclosed drivers are for Win 98 only, I am running XP - however is the driver installed as it appears in the device manager?

But the drive doesn't show up in the explorer / my computer / file manager. How can I solve this issue ?
 

A:External Harddisk detected, but does not appear in explorer

Has the HD been FDisked/partitioned and formatted?
 

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Hello I Am Service Engineer

I Need A Help

Right Now I Am Having External Usb Hard Disk 160 Gb

I Need To Install Vista Os In That External Hard Disk?

How Can I Install It Help Me

I Have Boot From External Hard Disk With Vista Os?

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Hi, could you please help me?




1) local disk (G) is loading too slow





2) (not responding at all) once I click it




3) so, I decided to eject the disk but it couldn't safely remove. I pulled usb,then this box come out.

I've tried many time. What should I do? How to do data recovery.? I've lotsa picturesss in my hard disk!
 

A:External harddisk; not recognized completely

Have you tried accessing this drive on another computer?
 

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