Windows 10: Issues while accessing External Hard Drive after encrypting it with Bitlocker

Discus and support Issues while accessing External Hard Drive after encrypting it with Bitlocker in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; So I had tried to encrypt my drive with bitlocker and its was a while ago but then I tried to decrypt it as It was taking a long time and the drive got... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by Taninzer, Aug 8, 2019.

  1. Taninzer Win User

    Issues while accessing External Hard Drive after encrypting it with Bitlocker


    So I had tried to encrypt my drive with bitlocker and its was a while ago but then I tried to decrypt it as It was taking a long time and the drive got disconnected and the decryption was disrupted and then it took time to load up the password page and It said the correct password and the key was wrong and won't open now please help me out if possible.It just say its the wrong password even thought its correct and I lags my This PC while loading up sometimes it crashes This Pc and doesn't start back until HDD is disconnected. I have tried M3 Bitlocker recovery but my encrypted files are not able to load its in binary and other gibberish that makes no sense.


    ***Original title: My External HDD got disconnected while decrypting bitlocker.***

    :)
     
    Taninzer, Aug 8, 2019
    #1
  2. Marc Cai Win User

    Encrypted External Drive that cannot be opened.

    Hi Sana,

    It is a good idea to use Bitlocker to protect hard drives. Please provide the following needed information:

    1. How do you try to access the drive?

    2. Do you get any pop-up message when trying to access the drive?

    3. Is this an external hard drive?

    You can turn off Bitlocker Drive Encryption by following these steps:


    • Login as Administrator to your PC.

    • Click Start, click Control Panel, click
      Security
      , and then click BitLocker Drive Encryption.

    • From the BitLocker Drive Encryption page, find the volume on which you want BitLocker Drive Encryption turned off, and click
      Turn Off BitLocker Drive Encryption.

    • From the What level of decryption do you want dialog box, click either
      Disable BitLocker Drive Encryption or Decrypt the volume as needed.

    Regards.
     
    Marc Cai, Aug 8, 2019
    #2
  3. BitLocker Encrypted Hard Drive to MAC

    Hi,



    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community. I regret the inconvenience caused to you. Let me help you.



    I suggest you to perform below mentioned steps to disable BitLocker.

    To disable BitLocker I would suggest you try the following steps and see if it helps.


    • Press Windows key + X and click on
      Control Panel.

    • Change View by from Category
      to Large Icons/Small Icons.

    • Click on BitLocker Drive Encryption and click on
      Turn BitLocker Off.

    • Follow on screen instructions. Click on Decrypt the Drive
      when the message appears.
    I would suggest you click on the link below and refer the following article.

    Scenario 12: Turning Off BitLocker Drive Encryption (Windows 7)

    Scenario 12: Turning Off BitLocker Drive Encryption (Windows 7)

    (You can refer the steps in the above link as they are applicable for Windows 10 as well)



    Check if it helps.



    I hope the information helps. Please keep us posted on the issue. We will be happy to assist you accordingly.

    Thank you.
     
    Aswin_Anand, Aug 8, 2019
    #3
  4. Issues while accessing External Hard Drive after encrypting it with Bitlocker

    External hard drive bitlocker issue

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    We understand the difficulties you are facing with the BitLocker encryption on your external drive. We checked on this and would like you to refer the

    BitLocker recovery guide
    article if that helps you to fix the issue.



    However, the issues on BitLocker is best suited to be posted on our
    TechNet forum
    , where we have experts and support professionals who are well equipped with the knowledge on BitLocker Encryption to assist you with the appropriate troubleshooting steps.



    Aditya Roy

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Aditya_Roy, Aug 8, 2019
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