BitLocker on extra drive - Key Lost - Is it on primary Windows drive? RRS feed

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  • So I have the following situation:

    A Laptop with two drives (a SSD and HDD), where system and data is separated (obviously system on the SSD). Both are encrypted using BitLocker. An incident led to loss of the system drive, but there's backup of the user data on it (%APPDATA%). So now we cannot access the data on the data drive, since this is Encrypted and there's no recovery key. Is there any way to recover the key from the data from the system drive? I mean somewhere the keys must be stored so that the system can actually decrypt the data, but is there any known location? The affected user is still available, so she could enter her password again...



    Thursday, January 25, 2018 11:19 PM


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