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Capture BitLocker Encrypted Drive

Question: Capture BitLocker Encrypted Drive

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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Preferred Solution: Capture BitLocker Encrypted Drive

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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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,

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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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:

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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 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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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Hey All,

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

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





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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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,
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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 The windows 10 Pro computer has died, and I would like to put the in my new computer with windows 10 home.   I would like to remove the bit locker password,  so I can reinstall windows 10 pro while keeping my files and apps,  
I'm unable to do this while the drive is encrypted.  How do I remove drive encryption from the drive while I have the drive slaved to a windows 10 home computer? 

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I have an older Laptop that operates on  Windows 7 Ultimate,I have the Bitlocker Drive Encryption on and encrypted for Drive C:   I now started the process of encrypting my external usb hdd Drive E: which has a long way to go for it's large
size. During the encryption I needed to disconnect it so I paused the encryption like it says to do before removing or changing any files on it. I then plugged my drive into a newer laptop I have that operates on Windows 10,. I was prompted for the Bitlocker
Drive Encryption Password screen like normal just like on my Windows 7 laptop so I enter the password and it was correct and it began the encryption process again. When I finished with what I needed to do on the Windows 10 laptop I paused the encryption again
and disconnected the drive. I am now back on my Windows 7 Ultimate OS and plugged the drive in, Bitlocker Encryption Password Screen comes up again and I entered my password but now for some reason it's saying the password is incorrect?  "But It's
not incorrect",is there a reason why this has happen and a way to fix it? My second issue is that I have the recovery key written down on paper but on the fifth line of the eight lines that makes the recovery key I left out a number,did not write it correctly,
there for I cannot just reset my password using the key and get back to normal again. Any way to find the lost number to the key? As I do have the rest of it written correctly please help tha... Read more

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Hi
After rebooting one of our test machines, bitlocker wanted the recovery key.
There were no hardware modifications on that machine.
Error message in event log:
Bootmgr failed to obtain the bitlocker volume master key from the TPM because the PCRs did not match
Event id 24635, source bitlocker-driver
 Each time the machine starts, the recovery key is needed.
Any idea how to solve that issue and why it happens?
update:
Second partition was created manually on that machine. So that's clear that bitlocker reacts...
But now: how can I confirm those changes so that the recovery key is not needed each time we boot?

Answer:Bitlocker enabled drive, recovery key needed during boot, PCS did not match, event id 24635, source bitlocker-driver

Hi,
 
I would like to confirm if BitLocker accepts the recovery key?
 
Please update the BIOS to improve the stability for TPM first.
 
I also would like to suggest you disable and enable BitLocker again to reset the settings.
 
For more information, please refer to the following link:
 
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd835565(WS.10).aspx
 
Regards,
 
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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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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'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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Hi Mr/Ms
I
flash
drive encrypted
with BitLocker 
I used
this
driver for three months my computer is broken I bought a new computer    when i was try my flash disk new computer its give me this  problem 
BitLocker Drive Encryption failed to recover from an abruptly terminated conversion. This could be due to either all conversion logs being corrupted or the media being write-protected
? know my passworrd but I do not know
the BitLocker
recovery key what can i do know pls some one help me 

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Hello
I want to using BitLocker Drive Encryption and  if you copy these files to another drive or a different PC, they're automatically decrypted but i want to restrict automatically decrypted so that user can't use data to other laptop. 

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I backup some data to a new maxtor one touch III usb drive which use maxtor drive encryption utility. When I need that drive to get some data, I faced a problem that the drive is know well by the computer (device manager) but is not seen totally in my computer.  I tried a lot of software to even format or managing the drive anyway but all failed (swissknife, partition magic, paragon, smart fdisk, acronis, Large drive tools), all of them see the disk but can not make any change to it. Some reports that it is locked and others that I can not read/write and some other messages like protected drive. I am sure that the drive is perfect as it is seen rapidly by any computer running any operating system (including linux).

Answer:Encrypted usb drive

I suggest doing some searching for a solution at http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/  Seems like the encryption is getting in the way.  I'd think their website has some info on this issue.

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

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

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

Looks quite alright for a SATA 2 SSD.

HD Tune had similarly alright results:

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

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

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

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

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

So the question is...

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

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

Answer:Encrypted SSD drive...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I'm looking into a whole encrypted drive solution for the mobile users in the company I work for. We have older systems and Windows Vista enterprise isn't really an option. I was wondering if there were any good solutions that would encrypt the entire drive.
 

Answer:Encrypted drive solutions.

One option is Pointsec
 

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I am going to attempt to upgrade the HDD on my ThinkPad T60 (2007-63U) and would like to be able to use the HDD in a USB enclosure after removing from the T60. If I want to read the data on the old HDD in the USB enclosure, what do I have to do to unencrypt ?  I utilized the Trusted Platform Module (TPM), ThinkVantage Client Security Solution when initially setting up the T60 and assume it makes the HDD unreadable outside the T60. I will remove the HDD password on the old drive prior to replacing with a fresh, larger drive.Thanks. .............................. Jan   

Answer:Encrypted Drive w/HDD PW removal

disable the security chip, remove any account passwords you have set, remove any fingerprints you may have enrolled, and then disable the fingerprint software, disable client security.  a test, would be to activate the guest account, the log in as guest and try to access your files.  If your successful, then you should be ready to make the switch.





T61 15.4" T9300 (2.5GHz 6MB L2) Windows 7 Professional x64 4GB Memory, NVidia Quadro NVS 140M

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

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Not sure where to post this, but...

I?m currently awaiting a TPM module for my PC. Will use it in conjunction with BitLocker.

Question, if I encrypt my drive, as long as I?m logged in to the encrypted PC, I assume I can still transfer files and folders between encrypted and non-encrypted drives without issue?

Also, any performance issues with encrypted drives?

Thanks.

Answer:Transfer files between encrypted and non-encrypted drives?

Thanks

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I want to clone (not to back up) an encrypted hard disk. I have ghost 10. Is this possible? If yes how exactly? Thank you a lot

Answer:clone encrypted hard drive

http://www.bay-wolf.com/ghostclone.htm

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The hard disk has one partition, drive C. I need to image the drive or clone it to another drive. There are two obstacles: The partition is encrypted and there are bad sectors. Otherwise, Windows runs just fine. Acronis TrueImage 10 aborts with an error that the drive is either inaccessible or it has bad sectors, which I already know.

Any suggestions on how I can image the drive?

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

Answer:Imaging an encrypted drive with bad sectors?

You could run chkdsk to repair the bad sectors.
 

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

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

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

Thanks in advnace for your help.

~Thomas

Answer:Removing a Malware from an encrypted drive

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

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I have a laptop with a older 120gb sata 1.5 that I would like to upgrade to a 500gb sata 3gb. The older H-D is encrypted, but I can get access to it. How would I go about cloning a laptop harddrive that is encrypted? Could i use a desktop with sata to make the clone?

Thanks

Answer:Can you clone a encrypted Hard Drive.

Is it encrypted using some kind of software, or using a BIOS/Firmware feature of the harddisk itself? In case of the first option, are only the files encrypted or do you need the 'excrypting software' to access the disk/partitions?
I have no experience with cloning excrypted drives, but if it is only encrypted on a file level, it should be possible using regular cloning software (true image, norton ghost, stuff like that).
If you clone it, better keep the old disk until you are sure you can access them from the new disk.

You can hook-up a sata 2.5'' disk to your desktop.

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

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

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

Thank you.
 

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

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

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

Thank you.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi,

I think I may be out of luck, But..

My External Back Up Hard Drive is encrypted with windows XP free encryption tool.

I reformatted and reloaded my Laptop.

Needless to say now I cannot access my Ext Hard Drive.

Is there a way to get my info back with free software ?

Please HELP !
 

Answer:Encrypted External Hard Drive

click on this link and read the post of another member with the exact same problem

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=150339
 

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:old hard drive, encrypted files

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

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Greetings,

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

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

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

Thanks!

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I spilled some water on my Thinkpad T60 while it was in standby.  Neadless to say, it doesn't work anymore.  I took out the harddrive and put it in an external enclosure and hooked it up to another computer.  But I can't access the encrypted folders on it.  I know the password so how can I access those folders?  Thanks. 

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How do I read a LUKS encrypted flash drive?

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

Answer:Backing up windows 7 to a encrypted external drive

Make sure that the external drive is unlocked.

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

Answer:Accidentally Formatted Bit-Locker Encrypted Drive!

Hello Riley, and welcome to Eight Forums.

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

Partition - Recover Deleted Partitions in Windows

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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

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

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

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

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

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Borderline subject for perhaps another forum here, but IMO this N&S forum is frequented by more IT network/admin types which may have better answers for this than if I asked this in the other hardware forum frequented more by home building kiddie types.

For years I've purchased most of my laptop hard drive replacements from drivesolutions.com..they've been great. Good source for laptop drive cloning kits too.

But I have a need to purchase around 20 hard drives for laptops, drives that have hardware encryption on them (FDE). I will not touch software encryption, too much of a performance hit. This will be for several different make/model laptops of various vintage, of both 2.5" and 1.8", some with spindles, and a few will be replaced with SSD.

DriveSolutions doesn't appear to be dealing with hardware encrypted drives yet. So I turn to the knowledge pool here looking for some suggestions of other channels to purchase from.
 

Answer:Hard Drive sources...encrypted, laptops

I would also like to know as well. I've never heard of hardware 2.5" encrypted drives, although I'm sure they do exist. . . at a pretty penny. I'm interested because we currently use Guardian Edge software hard disk encryption and for an "enterprise" product, it's a PITA when it breaks, which seems to happen more often than not (at least with some older versions). Compatibility was another issue as was performance.
 

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

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

Hi

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

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

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I have a T420 with a Samsung 830 SSD that has hardware encryption. I am looking for the BIO setting change needed to enable and protect the drive. Fred

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

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

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

Answer:threatware virus encrypted my thumb drive

no one has ANYTHING to say?
 

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

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

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

Answer:Accessing Encrypted drive, after windows install?

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

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

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

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

Answer:Connecting my hardware encrypted hard drive to my PS3

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

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