Windows 10: Unable to access hard drive after encrypting it using Bitlocker

Discus and support Unable to access hard drive after encrypting it using Bitlocker in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hi, I attached a removable hard drive with my office laptop. I mistakenly choose to bitlocker encryption. Bitlocker started encryption and stopped at... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by S MNuruzzaman, Aug 6, 2019.

  1. Unable to access hard drive after encrypting it using Bitlocker


    Hi, I attached a removable hard drive with my office laptop. I mistakenly choose to bitlocker encryption. Bitlocker started encryption and stopped at 76%. After waiting for long time I removed it from laptop. After that I tried to read the data using my office laptop and home computer but failed. It asks for password but even I provide correct password, it is not working. I printed a copy of Key but not sure it is the correct key. Could anyone please help me so that I can recover all the data?


    ***Original title: Bitlocker partially encrypted my hard drive - password not working - unable to read data.***

    :)
     
    S MNuruzzaman, Aug 6, 2019
    #1

  2. 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 6, 2019
    #2
  3. Bitlocker Drive Encryption(Not Responding) at 84.5%

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    We understand your concern, as you are trying to encrypt the complete hard drive with BitLocker Drive Encryption and now it’s not responding as well.



    We would suggest you to refer this
    BitLocker: Use BitLocker Drive Encryption Tools to manage BitLocker
    article and check manage-bde section, if that helps to make the changes.



    However, for further queries we would suggest you to post your query in

    TechNet
    forums, where we have experts and support professionals who are well equipped with the knowledge on BitLocker to assist you with the appropriate troubleshooting steps.



    Aditya Roy

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Aditya_Roy, Aug 6, 2019
    #3
  4. Unable to access hard drive after encrypting it using Bitlocker

    Unable to access Bitlocker encrypted External drive

    Bitlocker is tied to the OS you installed it on. If you cannot access the old HD you cannot gain access to the bitlocked drive.

    Yet another reason not to use encryption
     
    ZigZag3143 (MS -MVP), Aug 6, 2019
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