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Accessing Partially-Encrypted Drive

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Jwharmsby, Aug 12, 2009.

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  1. Jwharmsby

    Jwharmsby Thread Starter

    Aug 3, 2009
    So, this is my second attempt at help with this particular issue.
    For those who didnt see before, basically I had partially (around 3.5%) encrypted my USB HDD with BitLocker to Go, when formatting my computer I backed up my Recovery key to the USB drive like an idiot.
    So, when I format my PC it no longer automatically unlocks, instead asks for the Recovery Key which is now locked away in this inaccessible drive.

    I am asking today for any recommendations of maybe accessing this disk, which while the vast majority of files are still in their plain form, are rendered useless because Windows will not access the drive.

    I have already used Recover My Files and one other recovery software to scour thee 500GB drive for my BitLocker Reovery Key .txt file but to little avail - is there any method to bypass BitLocker access restrictions and see those files which have not been touched by the encryption?

    Thank you.
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