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How to Recover Data from a Bitlocker Drive? RRS feed

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  • Version: Windows 7 Bitlocker

    I had my storage drive Bitlocker encrypted.

    Reformatted my OS drive and noticed that the Bitlocker drive was then showing up as empty.

    I went and Activated Bitlocker on it hoping that this would re-enable me to access the data that was on the drive.

    Don't have those key files that you're asked to create when you first activate Bitlocker since I know for a fact I'd never happen to forget the password to unlock the drive...

    Is there a way to recover my data?  I mean, from a technical standpoint it would make sense to me that I could decrypt the decrypted data to arrive at my original data.  Does that seem plausible and is it something that I could actually do?

    I read somewhere about the bit-de.exe tool or something like that.  Would that work in this case?  Another issue is that I don't have a spare empty hard drive around that I could recover data to and it doesn't help that hard drives are overpriced right now...

    Thanks for any help.

    Wednesday, February 15, 2012 12:43 AM

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