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  • Question

  • When I encrypted my Seagate external hard drive (1TB) with BitLocker (Win 10), I have got problem that encryption stop at 80%.

    I cannot access my files on the external drive, HELP ME Please !!!

    P.S. I have aready got the 48 digit recovery password which I have saved in USB device.

    Sunday, July 26, 2020 1:44 AM

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  • Hi

    Do you still have access to your 48-digit recovery key?

    You could try using BitLocker Repair Tool to recover encrypted drive, check out option 2 in this method:

    Recover Damaged BitLocker Drive with BitLocker Repair Tool using Recovery Key

    You will need to have an empty output volume (drive) of equal or larger size than the damaged BitLocker encrypted drive. The contents of the output volume will be completely deleted and overwritten by the decrypted contents of the damaged BitLocker drive.

    Please note: Information posted in the given link is hosted by a third party. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy and effectiveness of information.

    I hope this information above can help you.


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    • Proposed as answer by Joy-Qiao Wednesday, July 29, 2020 9:48 AM
    Monday, July 27, 2020 5:34 AM
  • Hi, 

    Any update?

    If any reply is useful for you, please mark it as answer. 

    If the issue persists, please reply to us directly.

    Bests, 


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    Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:23 AM