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  • Question

  • Hi:

    Are there any free tools available to decrypt a bit locker enabled windows 10 disk drive ? Once a harddrive is corrupted what are the tools available for decryption of the bit locker enabled machine.

    Thanks 

    Tom

    Tuesday, February 13, 2018 9:29 PM

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  • Hi Tom,

    Please check the extended guide here: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-hardware/bitlocker-corrupted-drive/f2d6addf-5e9d-427e-9857-ffb5a750dfcb?auth=1

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    Simon


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    Tuesday, February 13, 2018 9:33 PM
  • Hi Tom,

    In order to decrypt a BitLocker encryption, you need an important thing: BitLocker recovery key.

    If you don’t have the recovery key, any tool cannot decrypt/unlock BitLocker.

    If you have effective recovery key, try to use manage-bde command to unlock BitLocker encryption

    manage-bde: off

    Decrypts the drive and turns off BitLocker. All key protectors are removed when decryption is complete.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/administration/windows-commands/manage-bde-off

    Regards


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    Wednesday, February 14, 2018 6:51 AM
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  • For corrupted drives, you use your backup. If you have no backup, you can try repair-bde.exe, which is part of windows and is used on the command line. Of course, you need the recovery key for repair-bde as well.
    • Proposed as answer by Ronald Schilf Wednesday, February 14, 2018 8:10 AM
    • Edited by Ronald Schilf Wednesday, February 14, 2018 8:11 AM
    Wednesday, February 14, 2018 8:10 AM