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Help with encrypted and locked drive !!!!?

Q: Help with encrypted and locked drive !!!!?

i use bitlocker to lock one of my drive (lets say its A)
so when i lock drive A, bitlocker asked me to encrypt all of my files etc, so i encrypted the drive, and it takes a long time to complete the encryption, while the encryption file reach 10% suddenly my laptop is not responding, i waited for 1 hours and no progress so i decided to turn off the computer (forced turn off) then turned on again the computer.... the encryption file is not completed and the computer is not responding in the process, and now after that my drive is locked with bitlocker.... will i be able to open my drive A?? i already tried some times and the bitlocker keep not responding if i want to unlock my drive A, i dont have a backup file for my drive A, can i open the drive somehow?? its an external hardisk..... its contain my important files... please??
my driver that got partially encrypted is a transcend 500GB, storejet 18m/25m type

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Preferred Solution: Help with encrypted and locked drive !!!!?

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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Hello,
I backed up the encrypted file, which contained the certificate file, to a flash drive. I then took my computer back to factory defaults (windows 8.0), upgraded to windows 10 and restored the encrypted files to the hard drive. I am now locked out
of them and they have the file extension .PFILE added. I download Recuva and tell it to recover everything from everywhere but it returns only program files, no .xls, .pdf, .txt, .pfx, .docx or .QDF. I wipe the machine again and upgrade to windows 8.1
pro, the os in place when encryption happened. I go to my Carbonite back up and perform a complete restore. Now I have files
without the .PFILE extension but they are no more accessible. I open the administrator account and tried adding a user to the file and unchecking the encryption box in properties, in both the administrator
and personal accounts. I read that EFS decrypts files before sending them to a remote server so I go back to Carbonite and successfully restore an unencrypted file that happened to have multiple past versions-an .xlsx file that now has .xlsb added to it. I
know this file was encrypted when it was backed up because the data it contained had to be entered well after I encrypted the file. Carbonite claims files are saved exactly as they are found on my computer and had no explanation for why a few files are unencrypted.
I am the only user on this machine as well as administrator. Myself, the system and the ... Read more

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Ok, there is a file on my computer which is not letting me access it. I have full control in the security permissions but its been encrypted with the built in encryption system and has locked me out.

My computers name is 0X01.

The user the file is encrypted to is 0X01$([email protected])

Now, either my computer has come to life and is encrypting files on me or my earlier post about someone hacking into my computer was correct.

The file happens to be my firewall so when the firewall tries to launch I get an access denied message.

I have tried to add my own account to the encryption list to try to give myself access but it is refusing to do it since I do not currently have access.

Any way to do anything? Maybe override the security settings or hack myself?

Thanks in advance.
Please hurry with replies, God knows whats going on :S

A:File has encrypted itself and locked me out?

Just noticed, all the DLL files in the same folder are encrypted using the same user (0X01$)

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Hello all:

For many years, I used my company's PC. The OS of the PC is winXP. Later, company needed to reclaim the PCs. Before handing the PC back, I copy all the DATA of mine into a big hard-disc.

To some reasons now the data, files and folders, in the big hard-disk are encrypted/locked. I neither can not read them, nor copy them to another place.

These data are my important work results. Who can help me to deenscry/unlock them.

Thanks! --Zhao
 

A:Files being encrypted/locked!

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A virus renamed all my files (Word, jpeg etc) with the prefex "locked" and encrypted them. I think I have got rid of the virus but I cannot open any of the files - they are just a jumble now.

Apparently there are a few decrypters available which can sort everything - one at Dr Web for example -but these rely on having the original file.

I don't really understand this, as if I had the original file surey there wouldn't be a problem!

Sorry if I'm being very thick but is there no way I can get these files back if I don't have copies?

A:All my files renamed "locked" and encrypted. Help!

Hello, not your fault.. This is a Ransomware infection.. DO NOT run a Temp file or Registry cleaner. Or use amy decyptor until we cab determine the proper one.Please start a New topic here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal LogsTitled ransomware and repost this virus renamed all my files (Word, jpeg etc) with the prefex "locked" and encrypted them. I think I have got rid of the virus but I cannot open any of the files - they are just a jumble now. Apparently there are a few decrypters available which can sort everything - one at Dr Web for example -but these rely on having the original file.

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Hi

I'm in a right mess at the moment. A couple of weeks ago I got help from the forum about a big problem I had after messing up my Registry. Basically I deleted a very important entry in Regedit, by mistake and locked myself out of my computer. Thankfully I managed to fix that issue and restore my registry to it's previous state. The link is below.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f10/help-needed-messed-about-with-regedit-and-got-burnt-311411.html

I thought that was the end of my woes. But now I have realised that I cannot open my files in my 'Administrator's Documents' folder where all my personal files are. I kept the name of 'Administrator' rather than replacing it when I got XP, and a few months ago I was advised to encrypt my important files for security. I used XP professional's encryption selection on the security tab of the folder. I'm not sure what I did with the certificate/key thing. And now since my trouble with the Registry, those files will give me the message "Access denied" on trying to open them. I cannot decrypt either.

I have looked all over the web for solutions but I'm not sure why it has done this.

I am the creator of the files, and on inspection of the security settings I have full permissions. There is a Certificate Thumbprint shown next to 'Administrator' but no Recovery Agent shown as I guess I didn't set one. On all the stuff I've read about encryption it says that as the owner I should have no problem accessing the f... Read more

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Upgraded from XP to W7Pro this May. I do not have the encryption key from the XP machine, the new install was over XP on the same machine, and now cannot access 20 years worth of files. Contacted windows who suggested I contact a local IT rep. IT folks are saying nothing they can do. Any suggestions? I can't help but think this must have happened once or twice before?
Is there some Encryption File Recovery software out there?
Appreciate any suggestions.
Thanks, Lorlin

A:Locked out of Encrypted XP files on clean install W7

Sorry, but aside from some advanced hacking methods (which we cannot discuss on this forum) I see no solution for your problem. The availability of File encryption recovery software would nullify the security gained by encryption.

Files of any importance need at least one backup copy while those of particular importance need 2 or more backup copies. Encrypted files are no exception. You just need to take appropriate precautions with the backups. Files can be lost to a wide variety of causes and you need to be prepared when (not if) something happens.

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HP Probook G50 G1 Bios admin password locked when encrypted. How do I get into my bios under administrative privledges with out buying another worthless waranty? Thanks for the any help.





SVTking

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HP Probook G50 G1 Bios admin password locked when encrypted. How do I get into my bios under administrative privledges with out buying another worthless waranty? Thanks for the any help. Also don't have a service agreement to chat or email or call HP for anything.

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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 Everyone,

I am trying to set up Bitlocker on a work FlashDrive (Toshiba 64GB) this will be holding install files for our software so cannot be accessed if lost,

when trying to turn BitLocker To Go on this is what I get



Can anyone help me with this?

Thanks Guys,
Gavin

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Dear All,
I want to ask if any Microsoft forum or technet mentioned that
Step 1: reinstall the OS drive without formatting the D data drive which is bitlocker encrypted.

Step 2: After encypted OS drive again, the D data drive can be automatically unlocked by reset the password.
Thanks.

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The SSD drives have started to show up in Enterprises, where one of the requirement is full disk encryption. Full disk encryption means sector by sector encryption, that includes empty places as well.

This didn't sound good from the get go and running couple of tests, prior and after encryption, did confirm that. The system is a Dell laptop, Samsung SATA 2 SSD, running Windows 7 32-bit.

The non-encrypted SSD with AS SSD had this result:

Looks quite alright for a SATA 2 SSD.

HD Tune had similarly alright results:

The drive had been encrypted and the actual process has taken 24 minutes for a 60GBs SSD.

The AS SSD test results dropped like a brick, and understatement according to my wife, after encryption:

This result barely reaches 20% of the unencrypted drive performance and the test has not completed; if you notice the access time is not showing in the second AS SSD test.

The HD Tune test of the encrypted SSD drive was even worse, it didn't even run:

This is the first time I've tested full disk encryption for an SSD drive and it is entirely possible that I've done something wrong. And no, I didn't mean encrypting the drive on the first place was wrong. As stated earlier, this is a laptop for an Enterprise where you don't have much of a choice.

So the question is...

Is it something which is normal with encrypted SSD drives and there are some tuning that can regain close to the original performance?

I'll do some more testing with HDD to see the performance h... Read more

A:Encrypted SSD drive...

Well, here's the performance of the same drive, encrypted by BitLocker:

Note that the benchmark did complete with BitLocker, which has not been the case with the third-party FDE software.

It seems that BitLocker is "gentler" on the SSD drive, maybe because Windows 7 is SSD aware, but the read/write performance still dropped about 50% when compared to the non-encrypted drive performance. Note that the system seems almost just as snappy speed wise as with no encryption.

I am not sure why the access time is actually less than the non-encrypted drive, but I was consistently getting the same values.

The HD Tune also showed something interesting, next to the fact that it actually ran:

The transfer rate didn't really changed much with BitLocker when compared to the non-encrypted SSD; however, the CPU utilization pretty much doubled.

So it seems that the company will change the FDE solution in place when the migration to Windows 7 will start. Unless someone could explain to me as to why the commercial FDE software performs the way it does.
TIA...

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While trying to disable hp drive encryption, i reset the security settings to factory default in bios.on restart, it asked to accept or reject the changes which i accepted. Thereonafter, it doesnt recognize my password and doesnt let me through. I have tried using the hp drive encryption code but the usb flash containing drive encryption key doesnt show in the recovery dialog.I have data on that hdd that i need very much. Kindly guide me out of this mess.

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I have 1 partition encrypted drive from windows 7 ultimate, now if i want to change to home premium which do not have bitlocker feature, will i still be able to access the bitlocker encrypted drive?

A:bitlocker encrypted drive

My initial answer is no.. Because Bitlocker is not a part of the lower end flavors of 7 and must be poresent. You should decrypt the data first before downgrading the OS

However, with that said,,, there is the policy you can set within Group Policy for USB flash drives to "Allow Access To Bitlocker-Protected Removable Data Drives From Earlier Versions Of Windows" that can assure that you have access to the USB Flash Drive on other operating systems and computers.

I do not know if this will work on External USB HDD's. I have not played around with bitlocker a whole lot,, need to set some time aside for testing it out.

The Group Policy for this is as follows

In the start search type Group an then click on Edit Group Policy

Computer Configuration / Administrative Templates / Windows Components / Bitlocker Drive Encryption / Removable Data Drives

This policy also shows under Fixed Data Drives. But only mentions FAT file system, if you formatted it as NTFS, I am not sure it will work.

and there you will find the policy.

This policy settings configures whether or not removable data drives formated with the FAT file system can be unlocked and viewed on computer running Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP with SP3, or Windows XP with SP2 operating systems.

But I doubt the data will be recoverable if you downgrade to Home Premium prior to unencrypting it.

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Let suppose I have encrypted a USB pen drive by Bitlocker, Most of the Windows versions have Bitlocker installed and the system prompt for the password, and decrypt the USB drive.
There are certain versions of Windows 7,8,10 like Home Single edition in which Bitlocker is not installed. Now what will happen if I plugged it in a such system, whether it will prompt for the password and decrypt the USB drive or not?

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I enabled bitlocker by editing the group policy. At tha time, I encrypted my internal and external hard drive. The internal drive saved the key to my usb drive and by default, the external drive save it in my Documents folder. I also selected the auto-unlock option to prevent myself from having to key my password each time I used the drive. Due to performance issues after upgrading from Vista, I decided to reinstall Windows 7. I copied all of my data over to the external drive from the Documents folder, right clicked th external drive from the Computer folder and assumed by removing the password, which is allowed since the auto-unlock setting was enabled (not the best idea for those who might be considering this) and thought that Bitlocker was disabled from the external drive and was not aware that it had to be turned off from the Control Panel System and Security area. I proceeded to install Ubuntu which repartitioned the hard drive.I was curious to see if the new beta release fixed a kernel panic issue I was experiencing and it did not. I now went back to Windows 7 and started the installation. This repartitioned the drive again and everything was reinstalled. I go to plug in my external drive and now I'm prompted for the 48 digit recovery key. Ok, I pull out my jump drive to find that I don't have it. Since it was in my Documents folder and I copied all of that data to the external drive prior to the reinstall, its now encrypted on the drive and I've basically lost all of ... Read more

A:Cannot access external hard drive after enabling Bitlocker to go. Recovery key file is on the encrypted drive and I cannot access it. Any suggestions?

No, without the cert you cannot gain access to the drive, by design, and as expected behavior. If you could, there would not be a reason for the encryption to exist at all.Rating posts helps other users
Mark L. Ferguson MS-MVP

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Yesterday my computer was encrypted with Malware. What a wonderful way to have your day end. I was infected with SMART HDD.

Since I work for a financial company, all of our hard drives are encrypted using bit locker. I have attempted to boot from the bit defender rescue cd, and it is unable to scan the drive because it does not have access to the drive. How can I either boot from a CD or scan from an external laptop with the HDD being encrypted? I have a thumb drive with the key on it, but not sure how to unlock the drive without it booting up.

I have already attemtpted to boot up in safe mode, but the bug is blocking me from doing anythnig in safe mode as well. It appears that all of the files are gone, and there is nothing that shows up under the start menu except for shut down and restart.

Thanks in advnace for your help.

~Thomas

A:Removing a Malware from an encrypted drive

Greetings ThomasDG and to BleepingComputer's Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum.My name is Oh My! and I am here to help you!===================================================Ground Rules:First, I would also like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please try to match our commitment to you with your patience toward us. If this was easy we would never have met. Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended. I would be happy to focus on the many others who are waiting in line for assistance. Please perform all steps in the order they are listed in each set of instructions. Some steps may be a bit complicated. If things are not clear, be sure to stop and let me know. We need to work on this together with confidence.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter problems simply stop and tell me about it.
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The hard disk has one partition, drive C. I need to image the drive or clone it to another drive. There are two obstacles: The partition is encrypted and there are bad sectors. Otherwise, Windows runs just fine. Acronis TrueImage 10 aborts with an error that the drive is either inaccessible or it has bad sectors, which I already know.

Any suggestions on how I can image the drive?

I don't see any way to turn off bad sector checking in Acronis TrueImage.
 

A:Imaging an encrypted drive with bad sectors?

You could run chkdsk to repair the bad sectors.
 

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So, this is my second attempt at help with this particular issue.
For those who didnt see before, basically I had partially (around 3.5%) encrypted my USB HDD with BitLocker to Go, when formatting my computer I backed up my Recovery key to the USB drive like an idiot.
So, when I format my PC it no longer automatically unlocks, instead asks for the Recovery Key which is now locked away in this inaccessible drive.

I am asking today for any recommendations of maybe accessing this disk, which while the vast majority of files are still in their plain form, are rendered useless because Windows will not access the drive.

I have already used Recover My Files and one other recovery software to scour thee 500GB drive for my BitLocker Reovery Key .txt file but to little avail - is there any method to bypass BitLocker access restrictions and see those files which have not been touched by the encryption?

Thank you.

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So, this is my second attempt at help with this particular issue.
For those who didnt see before, basically I had partially (around 3.5%) encrypted my USB HDD with BitLocker to Go, when formatting my computer I backed up my Recovery key to the USB drive like an idiot.
So, when I format my PC it no longer automatically unlocks, instead asks for the Recovery Key which is now locked away in this inaccessible drive.

I am asking today for any recommendations of maybe accessing this disk, which while the vast majority of files are still in their plain form, are rendered useless because Windows will not access the drive.

I have already used Recover My Files and one other recovery software to scour thee 500GB drive for my BitLocker Reovery Key .txt file but to little avail - is there any method to bypass BitLocker access restrictions and see those files which have not been touched by the encryption?

Thank you.
 

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Hi There.
I want to capture a BitLocker encrypted Hard drive with multiple partitions. I have few questions.
1. How can I use imagex to capture BitLocker encrypted partitions?
2. How can I capture the hidden partition that is created for storing the Boot files?
Any help would be much appreciated.
Thank You,
Sourav




Born to Learn

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I have 2000 some encrypted pictures on hard drive x.(windows xp)

Hard drive x is now a slave drive on another computer. (its computer was sold)

I have complete access to hard drive x, but cannot migrate my old profile/keys over to the new computer to decrypt the files.

Is there any way to do this short of going back in time and not doing it to begin with?

hard drive x gives the stop error when i try to boot with it
and the new computer is running windows xp also
 

A:old hard drive, encrypted files

If you encrypted them with EFS and didn't make a recovery agent backup, they're gone. You have to boot from the original O/S using the ORIGINAL user profile to access those files.
 

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I don't know when it started happening, but my drive stopped asking for a password and started asking for a recovery key. I lost my recovery file in a format, I only know my password. Is there any way to just enter the password, not the recovery key? I have very important files on my drive I have no access to.
 

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Hi
I forgot my password for BitLocker encrypted drive and I do not have recovery key. As far as I remember Recovery Key is supposed to be on encrypted drive itself. Is it possible to somehow access the drive?
Thank you

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Hi,
I recently made a new install of Win 7 over XP--moved all my (encrypted) files to an external hard drive and reformatted my computer. (The encryption was done by windows, if that helps.) Stupid of me, because the encryption is keyed to my old account and so everything is basically inaccessible. Is there anything to be done? Help very very much appreciated.
Thanks.

A:New op sys, can't access encrypted ext. hard drive

If the files weren't really encrypted but just passworded and made "private" you need to change ownership, follow this

If instead we are talking of NTFS encryption, things get more complex.

If you remember the password you used to encrypt them (you can try the old account password or the admin password of XP) you can try this, or this. or google for similar programs.

But if you nuked the old OS and used this kind of encryption I think you're in deep trouble.

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a virus deleted my shadow copies so now i cant restore my system to a previous restore point, i just want to know if there is any way to recover those shadow copies of the restore point so thst i can restore, if its possible.

A:One of the file in recovery drive encrypted by virus

Hi

Unfortunately there is no way to recover/restore deleted shadow copies. You can try cleaning the infection by scanning the system with the following tools ( one after another ).

Kaspersky Virus Removal Tools : Latest Versions | Virus Removal Tool | Kaspersky Lab
Malwarebytes Free : Malwarebytes | Antivirus, Anti-Spyware, & Anti-Malware Software

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How do I read a LUKS encrypted flash drive?

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Hi All,

I have been looking on the internet but can't find anything useful.

I protected data on my USB flash drive using Bitlocker in Windows. But of course I can't access it inside Apple OS X operating system. Yes I have a Windows VM running inside my MacBook and can access bitlocked flash drive this way, but this requires booting
up Window VM and becomes frustrating most of the time.

Does anyone know any possible way to access bitlocked flash drive directly inside OS X?
If the answer is "No", then my request to Microsoft is to please make a Bitlocker Reader/Access tool for Mac OS X and make everyone's life easy. This will definitely increase number of Bitlocker users; a win-win situation!


Thanks

A:Access Bitlocker Encrypted Flash Drive in OS X

There is dislocker for Mac:
http://www.hsc.fr/ressources/outils/dislocker/

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I may need some help
See, my little brother accidentally formatted an encrypted partition of my HDD (Disk drive D: 100 GB to be exact) which contained really important data that I need back! It had all of my photographs from the past 5 years (which I was too lazy to back up on cloud storage).
Would this help me recover the lost data? I do have the password and the recovery key. I hope this works

A:Accidentally Formatted Bit-Locker Encrypted Drive!

Hello Riley, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Since it was formatted and not just deleted, it may not be as recoverable. Especially since it was encrypted with BitLocker. You might see if you may be able to recovery the partition using the method in the tutorial below.

Partition - Recover Deleted Partitions in Windows

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi there,
I want to re-install windows, but I have a portable device that is encrypted with truecrypt.

If I re-install windows, and re-install truecrypt, will I be able to access the drive again? Or would it become inaccessible?

If this would be a problem, what can I do to get around it?
 

A:Accessing Encrypted drive, after windows install?

provided you have the password or keyfile that you set up originally. you should be able to use any computer to access the portable device

http://www.truecrypt.org/docs/

if you need more help or reassurance, then contact truecrypt help on their forum, http://forums.truecrypt.org/ where experts on this will talk you through it and explain to you how to back up the original key/password & reinstall it on new computer
 

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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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Warning: I am going to try to add as much detail as possible to this post

tl;dr - After updating to the latest version of Windows 10, I can no longer boot off of my hard drive.

So, I bought my Lenovo Y700 14" Laptop (Y700-14ISK) laptop with a 460GB hard drive, no SSD, and with Windows 10 Home. I've had a bit of trouble the past year or so, with a few blue screens and a bit of malware, but nothing too bad. My hard drive isn't up to my standards, and can't boot windows very fast, so I bought an SSD the other day. It came today, and I was planning on moving all of my files from my hard drive to my SSD. I started downloading the latest windows update (I'm not sure what version I had before I downloaded it), and installing it. I did it using the media creation tool found here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

I began downloading it, and I selected keep all my files for everything. The update installed, and required me to shut down my laptop. I did, and started to boot up again. I had set a password for the administrator account, hard drive, and the encryption password for my hard drive. I had encrypted my hard drive with a 64-character password, but I still know the password. Usually I'll receive prompts to enter the passwords, and it'll go in this order: admin password, hard drive password, admin password (again), and the encryption password. Then my computer would boot. But this time, I recieved the first two passw... Read more

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i used bitlocker to encrypt, the process didnt get more than 10% done before failing, the result is a partially encrypted drive that is locked ( password and recovery key wont work) i need a program that will help retrieve the remaining data that is not encrypted.

A:recovering data from partially encrypted drive

Try using "Recuva" - see free program list. First do a normal scan then a deep scan if required. A deep scan can take quite quite some time.

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Hello,
I plan on installing Truecrypt and encrypting a second drive, to which I will put all my accounts data. I did this a while back and couldn't figure out a way to backup the faux drive with my Paragon Software. It would not recognize the virtual drive, nor the encrypted drive. I would copy the virtual drive to a folder on my boot drive and then just back that up.
Is there an easier way. Between the time to copy the files, do the backup and then delete the files securely off the boot drive, it is exceptionally cumbersome. Not to mention the drive wear.
Thanks for any advice!
Glenn

A:Truecrypt - Best Way to back up data from encrypted drive

Some tips in here for you:

TRUECRYPT - Encrypt Data Folders

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I regularly back up my files to a 2 TB external hard drive. Recently I've been backing up financial data to the drive and so decided to encrypt the drive.(its portable) Its not a big issue, it is just since I encrypted the drive I've had to rely on 3rd party automatic back up programs since windows stopped detecting the drive. Makes sense the drive is encrypted. Though even when the drive is mounted, everything else I use in windows can view and access the drive but windows 7's backup utility. Windows 7 backup utility can't find the drive when it "searches for drives" to backup to or create system images. Is there a way to make windows 7's backup utility able to access an encrypted drive? If not 3rd party programs I guess will be my new go to.

A:Backing up windows 7 to a encrypted external drive

Make sure that the external drive is unlocked.

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I have a T470 that I purchased with a hdd. I bought a ssd to replace the original drive with the intent to migrate the entire system to the ssd without needing to reinstall windows or all my other programs.I've tried various free drive cloning software to perform this switch by cloning the drive from another system (so I'm not trying to migrate the OS while the OS is running), which I've had success with on another laptop running Windows 7. However, when I clone this drive and try to boot from it, it fails. On top of this, the Disk Manegement utilitiy lists the C drive as BitLocker Encrypted. As far as I can tell however, the drive is NOT encrypted; BitLocker is listed as Off in control panel. I tried this very soon after recieving the laptop from Lenovo, and I've never turned on BitLocker myself.I have yet to purchase full drive cloning software which allows direct migrating of drives (without needing a separate computer), primarily becasue it's not clear that functionality will solve the false encryption problem.

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I have 2TB hard drive with partitions, one have windows installed on and the other is BitLocker encrypted for data storage. I dont know what happend to my pc while I was at work but my pc was restarted when I got home and now my computer only shows one diskdrive (C, where windows is installed). BitLocked encrypted drive D does not show. It does show when I open disk management but it has no drive letter. See screenshot. What are my options? Please dont tell me that my 1765GB of encrypted data is lost :S

A:BitLocker Encrypted drive not showing anymore

My first bet would be to make a Ubuntu Live cd (Or even better a forensics Helix boot cd but thats probably over the top!), boot into that and see if you are able to mount the partition.. If you can then I would backup the data somewhere if possible... I think im right in saying that you can still decrypt the encrypted data if you copy it elsewhere but I haven't had much experience of bitlocker, only truecrypt.

My personal opinion is not to do anything within Windows as if it doesn't see the data or partition it may start harming your data.... Good to know my 4 years of Forensic Computing isnt going to waste... I think the above is a good start.

Hopefully others out there will have some more / easier suggestions

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Hello, After trying to disable WinMagic drive encryption the system crashed and ended up in a bluescreen. I wasn't able to boot Windows again due to a corrupt BCD file. So I tried to fix the bootloader as described in this post:http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Boot-and-Lockup/HP-encrypted-drive-Unable-to-unlock-media/m-p/... When I try to launch SDWmgRecovery I get this: The TBLauncher application indicates that there are no encrypted partitions. Thank you in advance.

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Greetings,

I have an encrypted USB drive that uses MXI Access 7.1. After inserting it, I run the unlock program, enter my password, and the drive (usually F) appears and I can use it normally.

After updating to Win10 1607, the drive stopped working. It shows up in ThisPC, but when I click on it says "Please insert a disk into drive (D." I can't access the program to unlock the drive. On Win10 1511 and on all versions of win7 it works.

Has anyone else had this problem or know of a solution?

Thanks!

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i don't have a computer. i just use public computers and backed everything up on an 8gb lexar hard drive. last week, after doing some research and saving some copy and pasted text files, i rebooted the PC because it was acting really slow. once it was back up and running, ALL of the files on my thumb drive turned to gibberish. when i tried looking into my folders, i noticed sub-folders that shouldn't be there and when i clicked on one, i saw a threatware (never even heard of that one before!) ad trying to get me to send money to decrypt my drive.

is there a way i can go to a hacker (tech... eg. geek squad) and have them purge the virus and decrypt my files? i can't even run an anti-virus scan if that's all it takes because i don't have a computer to run it on. i'm VERY stressed out about this as i have a year's worth of research on the drive as well as all of the Y7tM42#x+7ugWq^ type passwords i THOUGHT would keep me safe from hackers and can no longer access any of the email accounts i've had for 15 years by now!

is there a way i can recover my info, or all of my email etc. accounts and files gone forever?
 

A:threatware virus encrypted my thumb drive

no one has ANYTHING to say?
 

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I decrypted my flash drive but some of the files are still encrypted and cannot open, says no permission. How do I decrypt individual files if the whole decryption did not decrypt everything on the drive? Tried unchecking the encrypt contents to secure
data and that produced an error, the specified file could not be decrypted.

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I have a Buffalo 1TB Drivestation with hardware encryption. When I try to connect it to my PS3 it does not give me the option of entering my password to browse my files, does anyone know a way around this? My flatmate connects his hard drive (which does not have hardware encryption) to the PS3 with no problems at all. Any ideas?
 

A:Connecting my hardware encrypted hard drive to my PS3

The only way to do it is to turn off the encryption on the Buffalo. The BIOS of the PS3 isn't set up for decryption.
 

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Need help with Bitlocker encrypted fixed drive (non OS ) on primary partition Windows 7 64bit Ultimate.

Drive D is encrypted however from last few days the lock icon displayed on the drive is missing and it is being displayed as unknown file system (Bitlocker Encrypted) in diskmgmt.

While try to open the drive getting error location is not available & access denied , no option to unlock it through right click . Only I can unlock it via opening bitlocker from control panel or through elevated cmd manage-bde -unlock D:
Tried All scenarios.
1. Unlock and then lock it again(reboot + shutdown).
2. Restarted the bitlocker service.
3. tried changing the drive letter .
4. Unlock + disk defrag .
5. no suspend or resume option available for drive in bitlocker settings.
6. Run chkdsk /f /r also, no issues reported.
Issue remains same no icons display for unlock or lock drive , no right lick option to unlock & getting same above error while double click on a drive . However I have checked it still shows drive as encrypted so it's mean encryption is sill running fine.

A:Issue with Bitlocker encrypted fixed drive (non OS ) .

  
Quote: Originally Posted by parasakachester


Need help with Bitlocker encrypted fixed drive (non OS ) on primary partition Windows 7 64bit Ultimate.

Drive D is encrypted however from last few days the lock icon displayed on the drive is missing and it is being displayed as unknown file system (Bitlocker Encrypted) in diskmgmt.

While try to open the drive getting error location is not available & access denied , no option to unlock it through right click . Only I can unlock it via opening bitlocker from control panel or through elevated cmd manage-bde -unlock D:
Tried All scenarios.
1. Unlock and then lock it again(reboot + shutdown).
2. Restarted the bitlocker service.
3. tried changing the drive letter .
4. Unlock + disk defrag .
5. no suspend or resume option available for drive in bitlocker settings.
6. Run chkdsk /f /r also, no issues reported.
Issue remains same no icons display for unlock or lock drive , no right lick option to unlock & getting same above error while double click on a drive . However I have checked it still shows drive as encrypted so it's mean encryption is sill running fine.


Any help guys still waiting ..

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Hello, I have a drive that I'm trying to retrieve data from and I have the recovery key. It's hooked up to another Win7 64 bit OS and while Windows sees the drive, Bitlocker CP doesn't and therefore is not asking for the recovery key to unlock it.

When I double click it in explorer it just tells me it needs to be formatted.

When the drive was in its own computer, it was stuck in startup repair. Diags returned a HDD error code but I was still able to unlock in natively to run the startup repair.

Any tips or workarounds here or is the hardware damage preventing me from unlocking it on another computer? The only reason I haven't tossed it is because I am able to unlock it when booting from it using the recovery key. So why won't it let me when it's hooked up to another machine with Bitlocker?

A:Bitlocker encrypted drive hooked up to another computer

Hello Uebersoldat, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if you may be able to recover the contents of the drive using the method below with another hard drive of equal size or larger to copy to.

BitLocker Repair Tool - Recover Drive in Windows 7 and 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have a Windows XP Pro SP2 laptop with Ultimaco SafeGuard Easy encryption software installed. I would like to make a backup or image of the drive [whatever would be more appropriate] to secure the data that is currently stored on the hard drive. The drive is 60 GB.

Does anyone know if it is possible to backup the drive or create an image of the drive for security purposes? Are there any particular drive backup/image software packages I should check out?

Also, I know when I log onto my computer, the data in unencrypted. When I shut it down, the data is again encrypted. Will the backed up data be encrypted too?

Any input or help appreciated.

Joseph
 

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