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Migrating Win7Beta bitlocker encrypted data to Win 7 RC

Question: Migrating Win7Beta bitlocker encrypted data to Win 7 RC

Hello,

I currently have Win 7 Beta as my main OS with a non-system partition encrypted with Bit-locker(without TPM). I downloaded a copy of Win 7 RC, but will the new OS recognize the bit-locker encrypted partitions? Do I need to decrypt this drive, re-install the OS and then encrypt this non-system partition again? (I don't have my boot partition encrypted)

Or will Win 7 RC natively recognize the bit-locker partition and I just have to provide the user key to mount the drive?

Thanks,
Icered

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Preferred Solution: Migrating Win7Beta bitlocker encrypted data to Win 7 RC

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Answer: Migrating Win7Beta bitlocker encrypted data to Win 7 RC

Hello Icered, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I would recommend to decrypt the drive first, install the new OS, then use bit-locker to encrypt it afterwards.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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To install another operating system, I forced to resize my partitions.
I had a drive that was encrypted with bitlocker. After changing the drive and restart I noticed there were only two of the drives that on them Windows installed and another drives changed to free space.
Bitlocker encrypted drive was 100G and another drive 244G. Drives I converted to a drive then format it to restore my data. All the information was not encrypted, was returned but encrypted data was not returned even one bit. I changed the size of D to 200 GB again and after a lot of searching I found the repair-bde command.

this was result.
is there any solution to back my data?
please help

Answer:How to recover my data,encrypted by Bitlocker?(with this condition)

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Please check this tutorial in the hope it will help you remove the Bitlocker drive encryption.

BitLocker Drive Encryption - Windows 7 Drive - Turn On or Off with no TPM

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I need advices about how can I solve my issue:

I have an external drive. I started the encryption drive with bitlocker, during encryption process,
the drive has been disconnected so I wasn?t able to continue the encryption process.

Now, the drive is partially encrypted. When I want to access the drive, I got the error message
?Encryption Failed to recover from an abruptly terminated conversion?.

I would like a procedure to recover the remaining data: encrypted and non encrypted

I used M3 Bitlocker Recovery but the tool freezes, I am currently trying TestDisk 7.0. Analysis
is in progress.

You'll find attached screenshots and detailed description of the situation.

I have the passwords & recovery keys

ps: I cant attach screenshots

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I just started using BitLocker on a Windows7 Computer and am confused about one specific aspect of recovering data drives. I have read through the tutorials on here but I can't seem to find anywhere that explicitly states if this is possible or not.

From this link: Regain access to a computer locked by BitLocker Drive Encryption

I see the statement that "To unlock the drive and regain access to your files, you will need the BitLocker recovery password. If you also encrypted data drives, you will need to have access to the drive that Windows is installed on as well."

My question is if my OS drive dies, will the data drives be recoverable with the password and/or recovery key?

I am not currently in such a situation but I would like to prepare for all possibilities. Since a TPM is needed to store the encryption keys on for the OS drive (I just ordered one but have not encrypted my OS drive yet), are the encryption keys for the data drives are stored on the OS drive itself and this is the issue?

Most of the things I find on Google when trying to search about this issue discuss recovering a data drive that is failing, not a data drive that is in good health but does not have access to the system drive. Can anyone say definitively if this is possible, or do I need to be prepared to lose all data on data drives if my system drive crashes?

Answer:BitLocker Encrypted Data Drive Recovery Question

Based upon what I have read, your data drives will be UNRECOVERABLE if your OS drive dies. I would consider setting up a RAID 5 array for your OS drive for redundancy, this way if one drive dies, all you have to do is replace it and the missing data pieces will be recreated.

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Hello Dears. I had encrypted my drive by Bitlocker in windows 7. 
few days after my friend did quick format in my encrypted drive.
my 300 gb of data lost. and nothing saved
i remember unlock password. 
how can i recover my data ??? i need my data
i tried drive recovering tools (advanced EFS data recovery, easeus . . ,) . but . . . it's encrypted and formatted drive. 
can i undo quick format and decrypt ???
sorry my english is not good.
someone help me please. 

Answer:Can i recover lost data from encrypted drive by Bitlocker

BitLocker is not the cause of failed to recover files. Format a drive will clear all data saved on the hard disk. Thus recovery formatted data will be a hard disk based technology but not related to operation system. There is no build-in data recovery feature in Windows operations. So we will needto use third party recovery tool or contact third party data recovery company for current issue.

As recovery missing data service will be expensive, we can also check emails and contact friends to see if that can help get a part of files back especially for photos, documents etc.

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Hi,
please help
how can I recover data from a damaged disk (not physically) of an external encrypted Bitlocer.
Description of the situation:

After connecting the drive - I can decipher it by typing the password - but when you try to open the contents of the report the message "format disk"
- the disk probably has some volume damaged - it has been disconnected from the computer (without being turned off)
What I have done so far:

Using the "Lazesoft" program - I managed to copy (of course after entering the password
on the damaged disk)
the content to another external disk (full - looking after size) but -
this data is encrypted (mainly ending with .ER)
I am asking for a hint:

whether the data that is on the new disk can somehow read (on this disk I can try) [or/and]how to create a damaged disk image to try on another disk [or/and]how to repair a damaged disk (as a last resort) - I am afraid of total data loss [or/and]what other program to use to copy data from a damaged disk
but decrypted
Thank you in advance for your help
Best Regards
S?awek

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Hi folks,
Just came across a scenario for one of our customer. 

Trying to recover data off a drive that is bitlocker encrypted. No recovery key available to get pass bitlocker and access the drive.
Please advise if I reinstall OS preserving the old data in windows.old folder; will I be able to get the access the windows.old folder afterwards to get the data off it.

Thanks in Advance

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Hi All,
I'm hoping that some of the gurus in this area can help me to resolve why my transfer rate to my external hard drive is so slow (ranges from 200 kbps to 15 kbps), but is almost always in the 15-20 kbps range vs. an advertised/expected transfer rate of

5 Gbps.  That's < 1% of expected transfer rate.  Any thoughts on possible root causes that I should investigate?

I have an HP Probook 430 G1 laptop with a Samsung SSD 850 PRO 256 GB SCSI internal hard drive and 4 GB RAM running Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 64-bit. I also have a Western Digital My Passport Ultra 1 TB external hard driveBoth the internal drive and the external drive are bitlocker encryptedI've connected the drives via USB 3.0 ports + cable. I've also connected the drives via USB 2.0 port on laptop and USB 3.0 cable.I've checked the My Passport for errors and found none.
Any insight would be much appreciated.

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Hello,
I have a Windows 7 Ultimate workstation which has data encrypted with BitLocker.  I want to move this data to a Windows 2012 R2 server.  Do I need to un-encrypt the data beforehand or can I just move the data over to the server?
The data currently resides in an SQL environment on the workstation.

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I purchased a T440s with a 500GB OPAL HDD.   I know the drive actual encrypts everything and automatically decrypts the data when the drive is accessed.  To "activate" encryption I set up a HDD password in the BIOS setup.  So whenever I power up my laptop, I'm prompted for this password. I just purchased a Samsung EVO 500GB SSD which is also OPAL compliant.  So likewise I know that everything written to it is actually encrypted.  It came with software to clone my original HDD.  My plans are to basically connect the new SSD as a USB connected drive and clone my HDD over to it.  Then open up the laptop and swap the HDD with the new SSD. So here are my questions:1) When I set up a password in the BIOS for the HDD, does system actually write a copy of the password to my 500GB HDD?   So when I remove the HDD drive and use it as a USB connected external drive I would still have to provide that password to gain access?   I kind of assume that this is how it works in order to actually protect my data on the drive. Otherwise if my laptop were ever stolen, to get around the hard drive password, all the thief would have to do is merely remove my drive from my laptop and connecting it to another laptop via a usb connection to get around the bios password.   2) So if I merely swap the two drives, the BIOS setup will still have the hard drive password.  Once I swap the drives and boot up on my new SSD would the BIOS... Read more

Answer:Migrating from Encrypted HDD to new OPAL compliant SSD on T440s

You will not be able to access the drive in your USB enclosure if the drive has an ATA (BIOS) password configured.  Before you remove it from the ThinkPad, you need to disable/clear the password in BIOS setup.
 
BIOS itself has no idea what the password is.  So when you install the new drive, you will need to configure the password on it, in BIOS setup.  This is not something that happens automatically.
 
So in summary, disable/clear the password from the old drive, physically remove the old drive, physically install the new drive, and then enable/set the password on the new drive.
 
As for your question about how to encrypt the data on your drive in the USB enclosure.  The only choices I know are (1) use software encryption or (2) specialized USB enclosures like this:
 
http://www.apricorn.com/apricorn-padlock-usb3.html
 

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Hello, I have a usb that has been encrypted using bitlocker, I can connect this usb to my desktop and I can input the password and access the usb. However on my laptop and other computers, when I plug in the usb I do not get the prompt to input my password and instead just says that the drive is inaccessible. Both my laptop and my desktop are windows 10 and I have admin rights on both machines. On both machines I have not used bitlocker, can someone help explain how I can access my usb on normal machines and can someone explain how I can open my usb on my desktop but not my laptop?

Answer:Bitlocker: Encrypted USB no access

Are you the same person who posted this:

BitLocker functionality (currently having some issues) - Windows 10 Forums

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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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Hello, I have a usb that has been encrypted using bitlocker, I can connect this usb to my desktop and I can input the password and access the usb. However on my laptop and other computers, when I plug in the usb I do not get the prompt to input my password and instead just says that the drive is inaccessible. Both my laptop and my desktop are windows 10 and I have admin rights on both machines. On both machines I have not used bitlocker, can someone help explain how I can access my usb on normal machines and can someone explain how I can open my usb on my desktop but not my laptop?

Answer:Bitlocker: Encrypted USB no access

Are you the same person who posted this:

BitLocker functionality (currently having some issues) - Windows 10 Forums

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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?

Answer: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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I want to upgrade to WIN 10. But my SP3 SSD is bitlocker encrypted.
Will upgrade work on my encrypted SSD?
Will my existing bitlocker password work as I log on?
Any hints to help me as I upgrade?
Thanks!

Answer:How can I upgrade a Bitlocker encrypted SSD to WIN 10?

Should work. When you update, it'll warn you that Bitlocker is being suspended, so remember to unsuspend it when you have W10 installed (through the Bitlocker settings in the control panel).
If you then want to do a clean install then software Bitlocker will be erased. Hardware encryption may remain though, so I suggest you disable it first in such circumstances. I also suggest you do a diskpart clean for a clean install if you use hardware encryption, as Bitlocker may fail to recognise the hardware encryption and try to software encrypt instead when you get W10 installed otherwise.
Have your TPM key handy if you clean install. You shouldn't need it, but never know.
Oh, and make a system image backup to an MBR drive (assuming your boot drive is UEFI and so GPT) before you do anything. Note that the need to use an MBR backup drive instead of GPT goes away with W10, but is needed for W7/8.

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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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I have been using my laptop for a while, but no sensitive data stored on it yet and I just enabled Bitlocker with the Used Space option to save time. The files that were deleted are NOT sensitive.

A few questions here.

1. When I decide to reinstall Windows 10 again on the same laptop, and enable Bitlocker, do I need to encrypt the entire disk or leave as Used Space? The way I reinstall Windows, is to delete ALL partitions and only leave the Unallocated free space. That's all. I usually delete ALL partitions.

2. Assuming I did NOT have any sensitive data previously deleted that may be recoverable on the free space, will it be OK to select Used Space only when I reinstall Windows the next time? It is really time consuming - takes about 9 hours to encrypt a 300GB drive...

3. If the Used Space is encrypted, and I decide to store data on there, will the files be automatically encrypted when added to that Used Space?

4. If I delete a sensitive file or document from that encrypted Used Space area, will those documents be moved to the free space area were they can be recovered?

Thanks!

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I have been using my laptop for a while, but no sensitive data stored on it yet and I just enabled Bitlocker with the Used Space option to save time. The files that were deleted are NOT sensitive.

A few questions here.

1. When I decide to reinstall Windows 10 again on the same laptop, and enable Bitlocker, do I need to encrypt the entire disk or leave as Used Space? The way I reinstall Windows, is to delete ALL partitions and only leave the Unallocated free space. That's all. I usually delete ALL partitions.

2. Assuming I did NOT have any sensitive data previously deleted that may be recoverable on the free space, will it be OK to select Used Space only when I reinstall Windows the next time? It is really time consuming - takes about 9 hours to encrypt a 300GB drive...

3. If the Used Space is encrypted, and I decide to store data on there, will the files be automatically encrypted when added to that Used Space?

4. If I delete a sensitive file or document from that encrypted Used Space area, will those documents be moved to the free space area were they can be recovered?

Thanks!

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I just bought a Inspiron 13 2-in-1. Now i see that my OS is Windows 10 home but my C: drive is 'Bitlocker encrypted'. As far as I know the Home edition doesn't have the Bitlocker application. How can i remove this encryption?

Answer:Windows 10 Home Bitlocker encrypted

Windows 10 does not support Bitlocker - only 10 Pro and Enterprise do.
Was this system purchased new from Dell, or from a third party - or refurbished?

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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 have problem with my external hard disk. I entered correct password, but it says encryption failed. The system i used to set bitlocker is no longer use and i don't have the recovery key. So is there anyway to get my hdd back??
Sorry for my English and thanks in advance.

Answer:Can't use bitlocker encrypted hard disk.

Still no reply?? Am I going to believe there is no one that can help me?? So Bad.

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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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Is there a way I can change the BitLocker recovery key on my encrypted OS drive?
Do I need to first Suspend BitLocker to do so?

Is there a tutorial on this here?

Thanks

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Hi experts
My external USB disk was encrypted by bitlocker. It worked well until today. Now every time I try to decrypt the disk with no matter the password or key file, the USB disk lost connection.
My local IT said the it can be due to that some track of the disk is broken.
So in the case, is there any way I can get my data back.
Thanks very much. It is urgent. I am looking forward for your reply.   

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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

Answer:Access Bitlocker Encrypted Flash Drive in OS X

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

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Throughout my computing life, I've learned that it's important to umount drives. It still can be seen when devices like a cellphone or a pendrive are attached to the computer the advice of clicking to "Safe remove" the drive before removing it physically.
Now I have Windows 7 Ultimate virtual hard disks in .vhd format and encrypted using bitlocker. I mount them everyday, and I shutdown the computer WITHOUT dettaching that encrypted virtual drive first.
Is this that a problem for security?
Is this a problem for my files?
I'm concerned about a data lose, maybe corrupted files in the drive for dettaching by shutting down the computer without umounting first.

Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Shutting down PC when .vhd bitlocker encrypted file is mounted

That is fine. Nothing to worry about.

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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

Answer: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, 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?

Answer: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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Hi,
We have created a bootable USB flash drive using WinPE 3.0 and it is booting successfully. Then encrypted it using Bit Locker Encryption using following command

        manage-bde -on D: -pw
After Encryption, we are not able to boot the Pendrive. Can anyone help with this?

Thanks in Advance

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I have a computer with 2 500 GB hard disks. One of the disks contain the installed/active programs and Windows 7 while the other one contains files (pics, vids, etc.) My computer crashed while my kids were using it. Did not know what actually happened I reformatted the computer. At the initial stages of the reformatting, I was still able to see the 2nd hard disk which contained my files which happened to be encrypted by bitlocker. I don't know exactly what went wrong but now, my computer doesn't detect that hard disk and even my cd ROM drive is not being detected anymore. Tried to see if the BIOS will detect it but it couldn't either. Any suggestions? Any help will be appreciated.
 

Answer:Undetected hard disk encrypted by bitlocker

WHat version of windows 7 are you using?
 

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Hello,

We would like to use Bitlocker to encrypt external devices. However, we do already have some external hard disks with built-in encryption. Is it possible to detect this, and not to re-encrypt those disks with Bitlocker ?

Thanks,

Soitjes.

Answer:Bitlocker - detect encrypted external disk ?

You might ask here Forum FAQisk Topic Part 6 -Bitlocker and BitLocker To Go

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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.

Answer: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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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

Answer:Unlock secondary BitLocker encrypted drive

Sorry cannot help you with that.

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I recently under went the free upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 and now find I can't read a BitLocker encrypted USB. Windows file explorer does not recognise the drive and there is no where I can enter the password. Can anybody help.
Many thanks
Whitebeard

Answer:Reading a BitLocker Encrypted USB in Windows 10 Home

There was a similar problem upgrading to 8 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2748266 It isn't really applicable but you could have a look.

I'm not sure but I think that you should be able to unlock an external drive on Windows 10 home - just not use bitlocker for the OS drive.

Try starting the Bitlocker Drive Encryption Service if you have it under services.msc

Sorry I can't help too much as I have Pro version...

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Enabling bitlocker usually adds a lock icon on the C drive in My Computer, and this is the case on all our machines except for Lenovo X1. Bitlocker gets enabled fine, but the lock icon does not appear. Does anyone have an idea why? Thanks

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Does someone know if and how I can reset (crack) a win8 password on an encrypted (BitLocker) system? I do remember the Bitlocker
password, but have forgotten the windows login password.

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We have a ThinkPad x230 with Bitlocker encrypted. Laptop is using TPMandPin is used. OS is Windows 8The issue now, we reach the tpm wrong pin threshold and last Sunday laptop got lock and we are able to only open it after the lockout state Monday afternoon. To be honest I'm not aware of this TPM behavior. So the user really want to show me what happen so we reproduce and intentionally put a wrong pin.Now, laptop is still not accessible until this time. The thing is, we cleared the tpm from bios. So even using the correct pin, it tells you that it's a wrong pin.Apparently, the recovery password was taken forgranted and we don't have a copy.I was hoping someone can provide more information on how to tacle this and ultimately be able to recover the laptop.

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I had stored the PFX files once I had created the password, now I have formatted my windows. So how can I use PFX file to unlock my drive.

Answer:How to unlock Bitlocker drive using recovery of encrypted files

See if this helps: Bitlocker Data Recovery Agent

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I am currently using the Windows 10 Enterprise Evaluation (90-day trial licence). I am trying out Windows 10 to evaluate the Bitlocker encryption and storage pool features. I am nearing the end of my trial period and will need to purchase a license to continue using Windows.

I understand that there is no way to continue to use my existing installation of Windows 10 Enterprise after the trial ends, and that I will need to wipe the OS and clean install (a regular non-enterprise version of) Windows.

I would like to purchase Windows 10 Pro and install that.

I currently have the OS on a SSD, and two (other) hard drives configured as a bitlocker encrypted storage pool for my data. What will happen to my existing bitlocker encrypted storage pool after I wipe the OS (SSD) and clean install Windows 10 Pro? Will the new install of Windows see my encrypted storage pool and allow me to use my password to unlock it?

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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

I've tried to copy the .bek file to another non-encrypted/locked USB but get... Read more

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I am currently using the Windows 10 Enterprise Evaluation (90-day trial licence). I am trying out Windows 10 to evaluate the Bitlocker encryption and storage pool features. I am nearing the end of my trial period and will need to purchase a license to continue using Windows.

I understand that there is no way to continue to use my existing installation of Windows 10 Enterprise after the trial ends, and that I will need to wipe the OS and clean install (a regular non-enterprise version of) Windows.

I would like to purchase Windows 10 Pro and install that.

I currently have the OS on a SSD, and two (other) hard drives configured as a bitlocker encrypted storage pool for my data. What will happen to my existing bitlocker encrypted storage pool after I wipe the OS (SSD) and clean install Windows 10 Pro? Will the new install of Windows see my encrypted storage pool and allow me to use my password to unlock it?

Answer:existing bitlocker encrypted storage pool after re-installation of OS

Hello zeb1s, and welcome to Ten Forums.

If you like, you could use the method in the tutorial below to directly downgrade from Enterprise to Pro without losing anything or affecting your BitLocker encrypted storage pool.

Downgrade Windows 10 Enterprise to Windows 10 Pro Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials

To be extra safe, you should backup your BitLocker recovery key to another drive (ex: USB flash drive) than your Windows drive or storage pool.

Backup BitLocker Recovery Key in Windows 10 Windows 10 Security System Tutorials

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I was having windows 7 ultimate 32 bit "activated" on my pc. I encrypted my drive D with
bitlocker , one day i was working on my pc suddenly a power failure occurred and after this when i reboot my pc windows 7 cannot start so i decided to reinstall windows 7 but the setup is showing "Windows could not retrieve information about the disk
on this computer" so i installed Windows XP it installed successfully but i was unable to access my local drive D so
i try to install windows 7 but it again shows the error message "Windows could not retrieve information about the disk on this computer" i remembered my bitlocker password and the i am having important data on drive D so guys please suggest me how
can i install windows 7 on my pc so i can decrypt drive D.

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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

I've tried to copy the .bek file to another non-encrypted/locked USB but get... Read more

Answer:Unable to unlock USB drives encrypted/locked with Bitlocker To Go

Hi there

assuming the drives aren't encrypted then a Linux Distro should rescue you here.

Boot up any Linux Live CD - Linux Mint is a good one. Plug your USB in - should be recognized as an NTFS / FAT32 drive. Use the built in file manager (If the KDE desktop then DOLPHIN is the file manager - works and looks fairly similar to Windows / File explorer). Copy what you need or delete other stuff you don't need.

I don't think there's Windows fixes for this.

To make a Linux bootable USB stick I recommend download this ISO (Linux mint Rosa 17.3 x-64 KDE)

Linux Mint 17.3 "Rosa" - KDE (64-bit) - Linux Mint

Then use (on windows) RUFUS to make bootable USB stick.

Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way

Boot the USB stick, plug your other stuff in and use DOLPHIN to get your data. Linux reads and writes Windows file formats.

Here's an example of DOLPHIN reading an HP 64GB USB stick that I couldn't access with windows -



Cheers
jimbo

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Hello!
Sorry for my english. I formatted my bitlocker encrypted patition (80GB, about 30GB of data).
I lost all of my data on that patition.
How can i recover data? I dont have recovery key, but i remember the password.
Thanks in advance!

Answer:How do i recover files from formatted BitLocker encrypted patition

Have a look whether you have a restore point from before you did the encryption. Maybe you can get the files from there. See here how:

ShadowExplorer - Recover Lost Files and Folders

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Hello,
I accidently formatted one of my drives which was previously encrypted.
I tried some third party software as "recover my file" but it didn't work.
Later then, I experimented on a formatted (not encrypted before) usb drive to recover files by same software and it did work.
After that, I encrypted the usb drive and then formatted it. Then I tried to recover by same software, but it didn't work. So, it's apparent that it is not possible to recover from a encrypted and formatted drive by a usual recovery software. Is there any
other method that can help me.
Please inform, I'm in a dire need.
Thanks.

Answer:How can I recover files from a formatted drive which was encrypted by bitlocker.

Hi,


I suggest you contact the local data recovery company to recover the data. Thank you for your understanding.


Regards,

Vincent Wang
TechNet Community Support

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Hi All

I formatted my PC to another installation of Windows 7 Ultimate(also the one I had before the format).

Now before I formatted windows on drive C:, I encrypted a folder with Bitlocker. Now this folder was on another harddrive D: on my PC. After the format on C: drive, I cannot access any files in the encrypted folder anymore. The folder is color green(so are all the files inside) and when clicking on any file inside, it tells me "you don't have access to open this file".

Any suggestions?

Thank you
 

Answer:Bitlocker Encrypted folder - Cannot access files inside anymore

Restore your recovery key.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee449438(v=ws.10).aspx#BKMK_RecoveryPass
 

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Hi All

I formatted my PC to another installation of Windows 7 Ultimate(also the one I had before the format).

Now before I formatted windows on drive C:, I encrypted a folder with Bitlocker. Now this folder was on another harddrive D: on my PC. After the format on C: drive, I cannot access any files in the encrypted folder anymore. The folder is color green(so are all the files inside) and when clicking on any file inside, it tells me "you don't have access to open this file".

Any suggestions?

Thank you

Answer:Bitlocker Encrypted folder - Cannot access files inside anymore

again install bitlocker and try to unlock using it

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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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Team - Trouble here!! Have ~730 GB of data on my 1TB iOmega HDD. Turned on BitLocker on my Windows 7
system, set password, created and saved recovery key file, and i saw it started encrypting (very slowly, which i think is normal). Left it there for hours and when i came back I saw it is asking me for my password for my unlocking... which i entered and it
just wont open. Goes "NOT RESPONDING". I did not lose power during the initial encryption and neither did i pull out the HDD (to my knowledge) even though I read in the MS content that encryption should resume the next time a drive is plugged in,
it it got interrupted the first time or whatsoever.

However, started my research and was shocked to find several people have had similar problems. Also references that data must be backed up before encrypting (may
be common sense). Well, i have not done that, did not know that a simple of act of encrypting could be such a crime, especially when you are encrypting what you have just taken a backup off - before proceeding towards a formatting of my laptop.


Tried the manage-bde commands and the results are in a pic that i cannot attach. Interestingly, i find that the "manage-bde -status" command shows "conversion status" and "percentage of encryption" as unknown. Is this normal? I
do not really remember seeing any screen (when i came back after hours to check the status of the initial BitLock'ing) stating "hey i am done&quo... Read more

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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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BitLocker was turned on on my previous Windows 7. It was working properly until I had to change my Windows 7 and reinstall it on another drive, this time SSD instead of HDD. After installing Windows 7, I got "Access Denied" error message when i went
to unlock the drive. The password was correct and the drive could unlock, but access was denied. I tried the built-in Administrator account and found that it had not this problem. It could access the contents of the drive and unlock. This was while my account
was also an administrator of the new Windows. So, I decided to rename login name of the built-in Administrator account to my own and use it instead of my own account. This seemed that resolved the problem. Then, I decided to upgrade this Windows to 10. Now,
after upgrading, I can't access the drive with the built-in Administrator account too!

Notes:


In my previous Windows which I could see the contents of the drive, I was seeing a tiny lock icon on the root folders (the folders which were located on the root of the drive), while this didn't appear on their sub-folders. What is that?
Now and before upgrading, I might and may access the contents of the drive by using Total Commander. This seems the only way. It can't access and then brings up a dialog and asks for using administrative rights. If I click the button, it may show the contents!
why? I'm the administrator already!
Issues like permissions in security or ownership seem not to be applicable,... Read more

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Hi folks, Need some help here.  I reformatted (complete reformat with no personal preferences saved) of Windows 10 because of several glitches that were annoying.  I was smart to backup all my documents to an external hard drive that was encrypted with BitLocker.  But once the reformat was complete, the drive is no longer detected.  I can see the drive in Disk Management but it won't pop up in explorer and BitLocker does not prompt me when I plug in.  Help!  My two drives have all my backups and backups of backups!!! I've tried to update all the software/firmware/drivers but to no avail. I'm still under warranty but this is a software issue only I'm certain of it.   Help!

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I have a 2d HD in my desktop so it is perfect for a data partition. However I am uncertain how to migrate all my current data files, especially Outlook info, (email, contacts, calendar, notes, journals) and folders, saved email, sent email...etc. I am uncertain
how to set Outlook to there after use the data partition instead of my
c: Drive. Any suggestions or help.

Answer:Migrating Data Files To A Data Disk

You do not want to use the Import/Export function for Outlook files. Read how here:http://office.microsoft.com/More reading here:http://www.slipstick.com/http://www.howto-outlook.com/

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Dear Sirs! I have encryptrd system windows disc with Bitlocker., The access method is flash drive. .The encryption works normally. But I eject the flash drive and reboot the comp, the only  empty blue screen appears. and the comp  reboots
in 2-3 minutes.  This means I can not to restore access from the bitlocker key, if the flash? for example, will be broken.. Please write me how to solve it.

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hello  i  ahve a   notebook  T60Pand i have  the  2nd  time  the  problem  with  the  NBi  saved  lot  of  data  at the  secure  drivebut  tsome things  happend  and  my  registry  was damaged  so no  way  pout  to  get the  data i make  a  immage  to  another Harddisk  and  i  can  see with  special  tools  that  there i8s  a  2nd  drive  but  cant  see it  in  bios  or  howeverafter  i  try  to make  recover  but also  faild  .. by  security  password finaly  i  gave  up  and  like  to  take  the  expensive notebook to  the  trash  coz  there  was  some  finanzial  data  not  easy  to  rebuild  them  again so  can  any  tell me  where  i can  get  a  original  recover CD   the  reseller  magicdevices in  germany  is  not  succesfulldid  any  know  on  what partition teh  system create  the  secure  crypted  drive ?? THANK  u  walfried

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We are currently looking for a solution to migrate user data from one PC to another.  Our PC's are leased and have to be replaced every few years.  We have over 400 locations in rural parts of North America.  Only a handful of these locations
(20 maybe) have servers at the location.  We have a hub and spoke network.  All traffic comes back to the corporate office before being routed to the internet.  
With all of that said, we are looking for a more efficient way to migrate user data from an old PC to a new PC when a user receives a new PC.  Here are a couple of options we have explored--
- Configure some sort of cloud repository (Azure, AWS, etc) where we can backup user profiles and download them to the new machine once it is received.
- Purchase NAS devices or small servers for the locations and backup all user data to those devices.  Download the data to the new machine when it arrives.
- Enable roaming profiles (Active Directory) for users who are having their machines replaced.  Sync the profile data to the roaming profile share.  Download the roaming profile to the new machine when it arrives.  Disable the user from using
roaming profiles after they have initially downloaded the profile.  Of course, this download will occur over our WAN.
- Write a robocopy script and run as a scheduled task to backup all profiles on all PC's at a location and store them on a share on one PC at the location.  New ... Read more

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I'm trying to migrate the contents of my x230 SSD to my new X1 Carbon. I tried an experiment by cloning the old SSD to the new one (using Acronis TrueImage). I then updated all the drivers and all seemed well -- until I noticed that the Windows Product ID and the Lenovo serial number and machine type all matched the old rig. I assume that means that I'm not actually getting the right drivers for my hardware. I also fear that I'll run into Windows authentication problems at some point. And Lenovo's software is picking up the warranty info for my old PC (maybe not a real problem, but who knows). I'm wondering whether it's possible to1) copy everything except Windows while retaining software and app settings, or2) Clone the drive, then manually adjust the Windows Product ID and the Lenovo serial number and machine type, or3) Clone the drive, then do an in-place Windows recovery to get the original Windows ID, machine type, and serial number back.I tested option 3, but the recovery media that the X1 creates doesn't provide an in-place reinstall option -- just a clean install. That would wipe out everything I'd copied. I called Lenovo but the tech I spoke with didn't know how to get recovery media that will support an in-place reinstall. He's sending me what they have, just in case.The reason for going through all this trouble is that I have hundreds of apps that I don't want to reinstall and update settings for.  Have any of you succee... Read more

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I had to reinstall my O/S (XP home 32) due to a driver issue with the Onboard graphics.I need to migrate all my settings, internet favorites and programs from HDD1 to HDD2. Any recommendations on how to go about it, and freeware that would be useful?I have Acronis Migrate Easy but its no good since it will erase HDD2 and I need to keep the newly installed O/S and driversThanks for lookingEDIT: Moved to appropriate forum~~boopme

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I'm having issues with my main 5 year old HDD; SFC/SCANNOW won't go pass 65% and after running CHKDSK/F several times in the last few months, after repairs, etc, the HDD is behaving better even though it takes quite a while to finish the boot-up process, and sometime it drags during certain tasks, I decided it's time to swap the drive before it completely dies on me.


To avoid the lengthy software re-configurations of a fresh Win7 install, I'd rather clone my C: drive with OS to the new 250 gig SSD and use my second internal Hitachi 1TB HDD(Used now for backups) to hold DATA only, I will do back-ups to a third external HDD.


I've been searching/reading Tutorials around here on how to move/migrate all my Data from C:\ to D:\ drive, leaving behind only the Win7 OS and programs on Drive C:\ to be cloned later into the SSD, of course keeping the OS links to my data on drive D:\.


I've looked into Tutorials here using 'Mklinks', 'MOVE' command, etc, but I'm afraid I'm not fully sure if any of this methods will work for me, or if even what I'm trying to do is possible.


Can someone here offer some advice and/or point/guide me to the right Tutorial to accomplish what I described above?


Thanks..

Answer:Migrating Data to D: and then cloning OS from C: to new SSD

You want to move data only from C on the possibly failing drive to D on the Hitachi?

Why not use the mouse or keyboard just as you'd normally move a file? Then clone or possibly image whatever's left behind to the SSD.

I'm sure you've thought of that, but tell me why you rejected the idea. I may be overlooking something.

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I just picked up a Samsung 850 EVO 256GB SSD from Newegg. While I wait for it to get to me, I thought I would ask some advice...

I currently have a 120 GB SSD holding my Windows 7 install and a 64 GB SSD holding my Windows 8 install. I plan to upgrade the Win 8 installation to Win 10, but I figure that I'm going to need a bigger drive, since the Win 8 SSD is about 65% full.

My plan is to move the Win 8 installation to the 120 GB SSD, and move the Win 7 installation to the new 250 GB SSD. I should mention that it is configured as dual boot.

What would be the best way to migrate the data from drive to drive? Cloning? Imaging? Do I have to worry about byte alignment if I clone?

I would really like to avoid a reinstall if I can. I have a recent system image that I could use if necessary.

I'm really not sure about how to do this properly, so any advice would be most welcome.

Thanks

Answer:Migrating data to a new SSD. Some advice please...

I'd make images of each and every partition on the current Win 7 and Win 8 SSDs, storing those images on some unrelated drive.

Then I might try cloning to move the 2 current installations to the new destinations. If that goes up in smoke, go to fallback plan B--restoring the images.

In my experience, if a drive is properly aligned before cloning or imaging, it will be properly aligned afterwards.

You say "best way to migrate the data". I assume you mean migrate the entire contents of the drives, not just personal data.

I haven't dual booted in 20 years, so I don't know how or if that will affect your plan.

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Because of this situation: http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...er-source.html
... I had to do a full reset using the Device Recovery Tool. Of course afterwards, I had a bunch of updates ready go. I installed one, no issues. I then installed a second, but have now been stuck on 0% of step 20 out of 22 of the "Migrating Your Data" process. It has been stuck on that for about 30 minutes now, which is very unusual in my experience. I have been a WP user since Windows 8 was first released (got a 920 on opening day) and have had to do a hard reset on at least a few occasions during that time. In addition, I have obviously had dozens and dozens of regular updates as well. In all of those, I have never been suck on a step of data migration for this long at the same percentage of completion.
Any thoughts on this? I'm starting to get worried here.
EDIT: It lasted for over an hour so I went back to the recovery tool and redid everything. I made sure to do all updates before moving to Win10 via the Insider app. I then updates to Win 10 and am now stuck in the exact same place. Is it possible that the apps that were on my phone from Win10 (I restored from a backup) that do not work on Win8.1 are interfering with the ability to migrate my data? That doesn't make sense to me but it is the only thing I can think of right now.

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I'm sure that in some ways this qualifies as a stupid question, and if so, please feel free to have a nice horselaugh at my expense...but help me out if you can.

Every time I upgrade HDs, I find myself with a nice new OS installation on a big new drive and gradually add new updates of my old programs. Moving discrete files like .MP3s, documents, downloads and so forth from the old drive is not very hard, but I have a lot of old program data, settings, mail, bookmarks, partially-downloaded P2P files, etc., etc. on the old drive, however, and I never seem to be able to get it migrated properly, if at all, as it doesn't lend itself to transparent transfer to and incorporation into the new installation.

In my typical disorganized way, I wind up adding the old drive as a slave to the new one and gradually salvage a little bit piecemeal, but essentially wind up losing most of it -- in practical terms. This primarily just produces more noise & heat in the machine from running a drive that should be extraneous. This is an inefficient and dumb non-solution, but I've been doing it forever.

I've tried to copy the old drive to a big folder on the new drive, but XP doesn't seem to want to allow this. Most of one's valuable info that he should like to save or migrate is buried very, very deeply in non-obvious places.

So, my questions are two:

1: Taking the short-term, partial solution, is there a program or an easy way to just make some sort of an ima... Read more

Answer:Migrating Old Data to New Hard Drives

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Hi - new member, but have used search tool, couldn't find exactly the info I need.

I'm upgrading my motherboard, processor and memory on my custom built PC, currently running 32 bit Win7 on a 32 bit processor. New processor will be 64 bit so want to upgrade win 7 to 64 bit too.

I know I can't upgrade the OS directly, and have to do a fresh install and reinstall all my programs etc.

My OS is on C: drive and all my data ( photos, videos, docs) are on D: drive. It's the family computer and there are 4 profiles, all with their docs on d: ( users folder is on d

So there's no need to do a windows easy transfer of all the docs, I just want to back up my program settings, registry entries etc. then install the new OS, then reinstall programs, then restore the settings which point at all data being on D:

What's the best way to do this?
Should I upgrade the hardware first and run it on 32 bit until I'm comfy with it?
Would it be better to go straight to windows 8?

Thanks in advance

Answer:Migrating from 32bit to 64 bit windows 7- OS On C: data on D:

Why would you install Windows 8 unless you have a touchscreen? Win7 is much better.

Your data should be backed up before doing a 64 bit Clean Install Windows 7.
Create your customized partitioning at Steps 7 and 8 after deleting all partitions.
Then as you probably already know use this method to move User Folders - Change Default Location .

If you want to try it you could leave the data partition intact, then just link to the existing folders afterwards with that tutorial, or rightclick each to add to the related User Library - Include a Folder , setting each as default.

If you need the 64 bit installer to use with your current license since you're entitled to use either and reinstall as often as you like, it is provided in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 along with other tips that will assure a perfect install, even for retail.

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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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Hello,

I have copied my encrypted files to a USB-stick a while ago. I now want to retrieve them, but find them being locked / encrypted, with ".PFILE" extension. It is not possible to open them any more, I get the message that this filetype is not supported...

I have the bitlocker password key. How can I unlock the files again?

TX, Menno

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I have tried searching and the only hits I get are how to make the icons on the task bar smaller (which I have done). But how do I make the icons on the desktop smaller? They seem ungodly large I can only get 7 icons going down on my screen.

Any ideas?

Sorry for the basic question, but I can't seem to find the answer anywhere.
 

Answer:How do I make the desktop icons smaller in Win7Beta?

Click on the desktop then hold control and scroll your mouse wheel to resize.
 

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I'm a long-time reader but new poster. I am currently running Windows 7. I want to install Windows XP onto another disc and have a dual-boot setup. I keep Windows 7 up to date and secure, but for the XP partition, I would rather not have antivirus running or even installed, in order to limit background processes. I will not be logging into any place or making any credit card purchases when booted into Windows XP. It will just be used for surfing, games, etc. Further, if and when XP becomes compromised or buggy, I will simply overwrite the partition with a backup image.

If I use Bitlocker to lock down the Windows 7 partition (with the encryption key on a thumb drive) and boot into Windows XP, am I correct in thinking the XP installation see or can't access the Windows 7 partition? If XP gets compromised, can a virus access or write to the Windows 7 partition?

Is there any other reason why this would not be secure? Can a virus write to the BIOS?

Thanks to anyone who can help.

Answer:Can OS partition access a dual boot partition if encrypted w/Bitlocker

Please, any response would be greatly appreciated.

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Hello

I'm looking for a way to change BitLocker encryption scope from 'Used Space Only' to "Full Disk' without doing ful decryption.
Is it at all possible?
I could not find any useful information on TechNet.

Answer:BitLocker - how to change "Used Space Only Encrypted" to Full

Assuming your computer has TPM (Trusted Platform Module) inbuilt....you need to have a Microsoft account to do a full encryption.

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Hello people,

What can I do to migrate my preferences, apps, shortcuts, start menu - from a Release Preview installation to the Pro installation?

What happens if I use the upgrade manager on this preview setup?
Thanks,
Tal.

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I used to have Outlook 2003 installed on a HD with Windows Vista Home.
About a week ago the OS crashed and so far I have been unsuccessful in starting up the OS again.

I decidede to install Win7 on a new HD and intended to migrate the data from from the old HD, which now is installed as a slave under Win7, currently listed as D:

I've tried searching different forums to find a way to do this but so far I have been unsuccessful.

The only option i find in Outlook 2007 requires that I first do an export action in the old Outlook, but I need to access the raw data from the old Outloook folder.

Please help, anyone!
 

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This is a question but also possibly a solution. I have just been migrating data from an old computer with W98SE and Outlook 2000 to a new one with XP and Outlook 2003. Should be simple but no, what a pain! I decided not to use the XP wizard as I only wanted to migrate My Documents and Outlook data (I tried it though - didn't work). Admittedly there were a lot of subfolders in the Inbox and many emails. My Documents was easy. Just a transfer of a copy on CD. Outlook was much harder. Previously I have just copied the .pst file contining all the folders. However Outlook 2003 didn't accept this. The Import/Export feature didn't work either. The data just would not load onto the new machine. To make matters worse data files stored on CD by the old machine were invisible when the CD was read by the new one (WHY?). Finally I found the only solution was to transfer the data to Outlook Express, then export it to CD, then import it to OE on the new machine, and then import it from OE to Outlook. Not very elegant or efficient but it worked although the emails were all dated for that day.Is there a better way? Why was it so difficult?

Answer:Migrating data to new computer with Outlook 2003

The .pst file on your back up CD is a 'read only' file and you can't import it directly from the CD into Outlook. The easy way is to copy the.pst file onto your new hard drive. Right click to change the properties and uncheck the 'read only' box. You should then be able to import into outlook without problems. Hope this helps. kp

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Being as MSFT is closing the Health & Fitness app, is there anyway to migrate your information to the MSFT Health app? I do not have a Band just yet so I am using the phone to log all of my information.
Thanks

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I have just completed building a new PC for a friend. ( MSI 865E, P4 2.8 , Antec 480w PSU.Samsung 160 GB SATA HDD )I have installed Win XP Pro and everything is now running very smoothly.I have partitioned the 160 GB drive intoC drive : 30 GB for SystemD drive : 30GB for Applications.E drive : 40 GB for DataI have only installed a few util. programs including Norton Utilities 2003.My friend's existing PC is about five years old and is running Win 98SE.I am unsure of how to go about migrating the contents of the drive in the old machine to the new one.The old machine does not have a CD writer but I do have a Maxtor OneTouch external drive which could be used.I am unsure of transferring her FAT32 files to the NTFS formatted disk on the new PC.There is still about 50 GB unformatted space on the single SATA drive on the new PC. Should I format this space as FAT 32 or maybe the HDD on the 'old' machine could be transferred to the newly built box ??Any advice and/or tips will be much appreciated.

Answer:Migrating Win 98SE data to new-build PC Running XP

I had two drives on my pc an 80 gig as C and a 10 gig as D two separate HDDs. one formatted as NTFS and the smaller as Fat 32 and had no problems moving data from on to the other.

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I have succesfully used MailStore Home to transfer all my e-mails from Outlook 2010 (32 bits) to WLM 2012. To my chagrin (though I should have known), that did not transfer my contacts or my calendars(s). I have searched and read, but everything I have found seems to eventually boil down to transferring your e-mails. Obviously I need some help. I am not migrating from one computer to another, just trying to quit using Outlook and start using WLM2012.

I have posted at the end of a thread that was started 3 years ago and seems to have ended a year ago. Not sure if anybody is still "watchting" that thread, so I thought I'd post a new thread. Anybody?

David
The Netherlands

Answer:Migrating data from Outlook 2010 to WLM 2012

Welcome to Seven Forums David. See if this site helps you. I don't use either, so perhaps someone who does will also reply.

How to Migrate Microsoft Outlook Contacts and Calendar to Windows Live | 7 Tutorials

I believe you can also export from Outlook to a csv file

Desktop Calendar - A simple calendar that sits on your desktop

Then import the csv file into WLM 2012

Windows Live Mail : How to import contacts. ~ Email Client Expert

A Guy

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I have some files on an old hard drive that have been encrypted, when i try to unencrypt it, i get access denied error message
I am not able to copy the file or even open it. I have added myself as a user to have full control of file but still no luck. I have also tried adding myself as a transparent user and removing the old certificate user but get an error code 5 when doing this.
Does anybody know of any unencryption software or a way around this?

Answer:Need some help with some encrypted data...

You will probably need to take ownership of the file. You need to be logged in as Administrator to take ownership.
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/d...ownership.mspx

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Question: data encrypted

what utility can I use to view data on an encrypted HD. It doesn't matter if the data shows as "dfusdf9set8w4twuiefasidft4" (In an encrypted format), I still would like to view the data either way to see how well the data on the second HD is encrypted.
 

Answer:data encrypted

Hello & Welcome to TechGuy.org.

How was the data encrypted? Which encryption type was used?

For example, was Bit Locker used?
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd835565(v=ws.10).aspx

Please run this forum's system info utility & post the resutls.
http://library.techguy.org/wiki/TSG_Valuable_links

RF123
 

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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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Hello!

(I apologize in advance for the headache reading this will cause)

I'm trying to move my Windows 10 partition to another hard drive, and change the disk to GPT without losing data.
I'm trying to avoid a clean installation as it takes me several days and even weeks to install all the software and I need to keep working.
It is a music recording / mixing setup, so it will be great if I could divide some of my hard drives in more than 4 partitions.

I'd like to:

1) Move my WIndows 10 partition (MBR in Disk 2) to Disk 0 (changing it to GPT) [if this is at all possible]
2) Keep Disk 1 as it is (data that cannot be lost)
3) Use Disk 2 for different as basically a wildcard for other data, backups, old projects, etc.

Does anyone know how this can be done?
__

I'll clarify why the messy partition setup...

Originally disk 2 wasn't part of the equation, I had a hard drive stopped working, and I sent it for an RMA.
In the mean time, I purchased disks 0 & 1, and installed as follows:

Disk 0:
- Partition 1: System Reserved
- Partition 2: Windows 7
- Partition 3: Data
Disk 1:
- Partition 1: Data
- Partition 2: Data
- Partition 3: Data

I received disk 2, I installed it, and a while later, Windows 7 failed (it stopped detecting the ethernet port for some reason and I couldn't make it work), I decided to do a clean install but I kept that partition in case I managed to find a solution.

I took the opportunity to install Windows 10 and try it out to see if I could st... Read more

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Hello!

(I apologize in advance for the headache reading this will cause)

I'm trying to move my Windows 10 partition to another hard drive, and change the disk to GPT without losing data.
I'm trying to avoid a clean installation as it takes me several days and even weeks to install all the software and I need to keep working.
It is a music recording / mixing setup, so it will be great if I could divide some of my hard drives in more than 4 partitions.

I'd like to:

1) Move my WIndows 10 partition (MBR in Disk 2) to Disk 0 (changing it to GPT) [if this is at all possible]
2) Keep Disk 1 as it is (data that cannot be lost)
3) Use Disk 2 for different as basically a wildcard for other data, backups, old projects, etc.

Does anyone know how this can be done?
__

I'll clarify why the messy partition setup...

Originally disk 2 wasn't part of the equation, I had a hard drive stopped working, and I sent it for an RMA.
In the mean time, I purchased disks 0 & 1, and installed as follows:

Disk 0:
- Partition 1: System Reserved
- Partition 2: Windows 7
- Partition 3: Data
Disk 1:
- Partition 1: Data
- Partition 2: Data
- Partition 3: Data

I received disk 2, I installed it, and a while later, Windows 7 failed (it stopped detecting the ethernet port for some reason and I couldn't make it work), I decided to do a clean install but I kept that partition in case I managed to find a solution.

I took the opportunity to install Windows 10 and try it out to see if I could st... Read more

Answer:Migrating Multiple Disk Setup from MBR to GPT without data loss?

Have you have made a copy of D onto disk 2 so you can delete everything on disk 0?







adrianArg said:

I also tried installing Windows 10 again in the correct drive as to create the correct partitions during the installation, and then recovering the Windows partition image with Acronis True Image Recovery disk....

Then it had a Master Boot Record on Disk 1 (I have no idea how that happened)....[/I]



That should work as long as you unplug your other drives and make sure that you install UEFI.

I would make a USB Windows 10 installer (FAT formatted USB so UEFI will boot it).
Clean and convert disk 0 to GPT
Shut Down
Unplug drives 1 and 2
Set BIOS to boot UEFI
Install Windows 10, boot into it and check you have the correct EFI partitions as per your TechNet link.
Plug in disk 1
Boot from recovery disk and restore Windows to C partition on disk 0 from your image on disk 1
Unplug 1 again
Check it boots OK
Plug in both other drives again.
Tidy up

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I have an FDE HDD drive. I use online backup. I'm assuming the data is encrypted before it's uploaded.Is this the case? If I lose my laptop / HDD and I want to restore data from online backup, how is it possible to restore encrypted data from my lost FDE HDD onto a new HDD with a different encryption key?  

Answer:Restoring Encrypted Data

Hi X200FinUser, No, the data are not encrypted before they are unloaded. Your online backup service might use encryption of its own, but that's a different matter. The FDE drives (at least those from Hitachi and Seagate that I've looked at) encrypt the data ONLY on the drive surface. By the time the drive supplies data on its interface to your ThinkPad, the drive has already decrypted the data. In other words, the encryption / decryption happens transparently to the ThinkPad. The encryption key is in the hard drive itself, and was set at the factory. Access to the drive is still only protected by the usual ATA passwords. The Seagate drives use a more complex system for authentication. I don't fully understand how it works, and don't know how secure it is. But the 30,000-ft view is the same: by the time your computer gets the data off the drive, the data are in plaintext.





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Some time ago I created several files with the .sec extension. This extension was assigned by the application when the text of the file was to be encrypted. Since creation I have accessed these files several times without incident.
But now I seem to have forgotten how i did it. I thought I used Word Perfect or the old (DOS) QPRO. but now they don't seem to work. If I can access these files, I will convert to non-secure text. I am sure I remember the password I used. But it never gets to that point (Invalid File Type). Anyone had any experience with this?
 

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My notebook's mainboard is dead. All my
important data is on it's hdd.

I can't just connect it as an external drive and pull out the data because some of my data (important stuff) is encrypted with a software. The software is hide folders xp

www.hide-folders-xp.com/

The data is very important for me so how can i transfer it without corrupting the files?
 

Answer:transferring encrypted data

Greetings, 00pm, and welcome to MajorGeeks.

Why not try decrypting the data instead of moving it? Correct me if I'm wrong (I'm not familiar with that particular software) but if you can connect the drive as an external to a computer running the encryption program it would seem that you could then manipulate the data.

I have a client who does exactly that: encrypted records are kept on a discrete USB drive and when the data needs to be accessed he just plugs it into an office machine and decrypts the data that he needs.
 

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i had to share my computer with my brother. he figured out a way to access all my files, so i encrypted them. then a few days later, i backed up the hdd onto a portable hdd. needless to say a week later, i needed to reformat. now, how can i recover the encrypted data w/o the key or the symetric crap or whatever

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Has anyone experienced it?
1. Restart didn't help
2. Reset didn't help (volume down + power for 11 seconds)
3. Taking out the battery didn't help
Been migrating it for nearly two hours now.
Ideas? Suggestions? (both appreciated!)
profbodryak.

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I have scanned my computer using Malwarebytes, Spybot, and Avast 2015 antivirus, and quarantined/fixed whatever was found.  BUT I cannot open my data files.  There are files named help_decrypt, and when I open the help_decrypt.txt, it says: All of your files were protected by a strong encryption with RSA-2048 using CryptoWall 3.0.  When I open help_decrypt, it takes me to the following website: paytoc4gtpn5czl2.torpaysolutions.com/zzcQYe
 
I ran FRST, and below is the text from the FRST.txt file.  I have also attached the Addition.txt file
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x86) Version: 11-03-2015
Ran by Rosie (administrator) on GW-LPTP on 27-03-2015 11:34:34
Running from C:\Documents and Settings\Rosie\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: Rosie & Administrator (Available profiles: Rosie & Administrator)
Platform: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (X86) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 8 (Default browser: FF)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.) C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG2015\avgrsx.exe
(AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.) C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2015\avgcsrvx.exe
(Synaptics, Inc.) C:\Program Files\Sy... Read more

Answer:Data files encrypted with Cryptowall 3.0

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===This is the infection - CryptoWall and HELP_DECRYPT Ransomware Information Guidehttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/cryptowall-ransomware-informationOther than paying the ransom if it's not too late there is nothing we can do to restore your files.I know one thing I would not trust them, your call.We can only clean your computer of the bad files. Hope you have a good backup of your important files.Execute the following to clean the computer.=== ATTENTION: System Restore is disabled.Before proceeding with this fix restore it.How to:http://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/310405===Open notepad (Start =>All Programs => Accessories => Notepad). Please copy the entire contents of the code box below.start

CloseProcesses:

HKLM\...\Run: [KernelFaultCheck] => %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k
Winlogon\Notify\SDWinLogon: SDWinLogon.dll [X]
URLSearchHook: HKU\S-1-5-21-195908757-649669058-3365430507-1006 - Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll (Yahoo! Inc.)
SearchScopes: HKU\S-1-5-21-195908757-649669058-3365430507-1006 -> {6F9CF7B0-AD7C-4C61-B323-BF4B09373575} URL = http://websearch.ask.com/redirect?client=ie&tb=ORJ&o=100000031&src=crm&... Read more

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Greetings,
I picked up a virus which encrypted my files to a .ENCODED extenstion. I removed the virus but can not get the file extentions to revert back.

Help
Smitty

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 1:12:23 PM, on 4/4/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17095)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Brother\Brmfcmon\BrMfcWnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Brother\Brmfcmon\BrMfcmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Brother\ControlCenter3\brccMCtl.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBCFMonitorService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\DataProtect\QBIDPService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
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I use Truecrypt to manage my data securely on my laptop (Windows 8.1 64-bit).

From time to time, I have a requirement to delete some personal data from the encrypted drive. The files go to Recycle Bin and I then empty the bin.

Is this a security risk, i.e. can data files, deleted from an encrypted drive, be accessed should the laptop be lost or stolen.

T

Answer:[SOLVED] Encrypted Data on Laptop

You can permanently delete a file from your computer without sending it to the Recycle Bin by clicking the file and then pressing Shift+Delete. you cannot recover it so consider what you might do if you accidentally deleted a file that way.
if you have your machine passworded with a strong password it will be much harder to get into you can also use software to track a lost or stolen laptop for instances this is one https://preyproject.com/
or this on e which is not free Laptop, Smartphone, Tablet Theft Recovery Solutions | Absolute Software

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Hi,I had a Virus Attack i decided to use AVAST to scan and do automatic repair. Unfortunately the anti-virus ended deleting the unrepairable files.I restarted the Pc, but i could'nt login as the login fails as it t and comes back to the Welcome Screen for both the user accounts.I have tried thrice to repair the but the problems continues. The problem is how to retrieve my documents from the the user account that i made private. Is there anyway or tools that will help me retrieve my files.Your help is highly appreciated.

Answer:How to Recover My Personal Encrypted Data

Tell us the make and model of your brand name system, or if you have a generic desktop system, the make and model of the mboard. The specific model of a brand name system is shown on a label on the outside of the case somewhere, or it can often be determined by going to the brand name's web site.The model, sometimes the make, of a mboard in a generic desktop system is usually printed on the mboard's surface in obvious larger characters, often between the slots. The model is often also displayed on a logo (graphical) screen early in the boot, but it's often not as specific as the specific model number.For Dell computers, they have a Service Tag number - the specific model can be determined by using that on their site, or can often be determined there automatically by you downloading some software. The Service Tag number should be on a label on the outside of the case, probably on the bottom on a laptop, on the back on a desktop, and is often also shown in the bios Setup. .........Do you have, or can you borrow, a regular Windows CD, or do you have an equivalent disk that may have come with your system? E.g. some Dell, Compaq, and HP computers have one CD that came with the computer labelled " ....XP SPx Re-installation..." or similar - that's a slightly modified version of a regular XP CD. If you do have one, or can borrow a regular XP CD of the same version, Home or Pro, whichever applies, your best bet is probably doing a Repair installation of Windows procedure, which will... Read more

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Hi, I had oldie T20 computer (PIII) which monitor just blew up already years ago. The hard disk of that computer had encryption. Computer always asked password when it was started. I have the PW still. However, I would like to get the data out of the hard disk. I have external case for the harddisk to connect it to my PC.  Can someone please help what to do with the encryption. Regards, Jani

Answer:Need data from encrypted hard disk.

can't you connect an external screen to the laptop, and then transfer the file from the harddrive that way??? If your hdd is encrypted (in your case a hdd password on it), using an external caddy is not the best way to transfer your file. 

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Hi,

A month ago, I was in bad mood and I just deleted some of my txt files that were in the HIDDEN FOLDERS. Then I searched on google that how can i recover these files, There were some softwares that I used to recover these files and the files were recovered but the text written in those txt files were totally Encrypted Like when u sometimes try to open an exe file in notepad, the type of text which is there...that type of encryption was there in those files. I searched again on google how to decrypt this data, but found nothing about this. Also, in one of the important files the data was invisible but the scrollbar scrolls as if the data exist there...but its just invisible.

Can anyone please tell me how can i recover this data...or is it that the files that are in the hidden folders cant be retrieved??? These files were on the FAT32 stream.


Thnx.

Answer:Recovered file gives encrypted data

http://www.techist.com/forums/search...earchid=215332

That is a search for File Recovery.

IUT might not be possilbe. FAT32 is a old sytle file system and really insecure. Plus it was a month ago you say so there is a chance that if the drive was still being used that the data was overwritten.

Can also try a applicaiton called Pandora Recovery.

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Hi. I'm using Windows 7 Professional 64-bit and recently I have been infected by Cryptowall 4.0
 
I am soon going to "format" after moving my data to an external HD but I would like to be sure if right now I'm still infected
 
I tried already Malwarebytes and although right after the infection it quarantined a few files, I tried it again in safe mode and it doesn't detect anything now (apart from a few, very old, false positives).
 
Am I still infected?
 
Thanks in advance

Answer:Cryptowall and encrypted data. Am I infected now?

to BleepingComputer.Hi there,my name is Jo and I will help you with your computer problems.Please follow these guidelines:Read and follow the instructions in the sequence they are posted.print or copy & save instructions.back up all your private data / music / important files on another (external) drive before using our tools.Do not install / uninstall any applications, unless otherwise instructed.Use only that tools you have been instructed to use.Copy and Paste the log files inside your post, unless otherwise instructed.Ask for clarification, if you have any questions. Stay with this topic til you get the all clean post.My first language is not english. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.*** Download Security Check by screen317 from here or here.Save it to your Desktop.Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.Vista / Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.*** Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit and save it to your desktop.Be sure to print out and follow the instructions provided on that same page.Caution: This is a beta version so please be sure to read the disclaimer and back up all your data before using.Double click on downloaded file. OK self extracting prompt.MBAR will start. Click in the introduction screen "next"... Read more

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