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HDD FORGOTTEN PASSWORD


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#1 hrtbps

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 01:26 PM

Hi folks, I have a Samsung HDD ... I've forgotten the password and when I click on forgotten password "Use your recovery key to unlock the drive".

I don't know where to find my bitlocker key. Its not stored on line


When I go to manage bitlocker file encryption certificates it says that I have a private key which corresponds to this certificate. Will this help me unlock my HDD?

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 07:42 PM

As far as I know...if you don't have the BitLocker password or recovery key, then decrypting/recovering the drive will be impossible.

Bitlocker Recovery Keys: FAQs

I don't have a key. What can I do?

Unfortunately, if you can’t find your key, and no other administrator on the PC can find a backup copy either, you’ll need to restore the PC to factory default settings. Only choose this option as a last resort because it will delete your personal data from the PC. While it helps protect your data against unauthorized access, it also prevents you from ever accessing your data again.

Depending on your Windows configuration, you might be able to restore your PC to its factory default settings directly from the Windows recovery screen.


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