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Bitlocker Encrypted folder - Cannot access files inside anymore

Discussion in 'General Security' started by DexterDave, Aug 31, 2012.

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  1. DexterDave

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    Hi All

    I formatted my PC to another installation of Windows 7 Ultimate(also the one I had before the format).

    Now before I formatted windows on drive C:, I encrypted a folder with Bitlocker. Now this folder was on another harddrive D: on my PC. After the format on C: drive, I cannot access any files in the encrypted folder anymore. The folder is color green(so are all the files inside) and when clicking on any file inside, it tells me "you don't have access to open this file".

    Any suggestions?

    Thank you
     
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  3. lunarlander

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    I believe that folder encryption is only done via EFS and not Bitlocker. If you didnt save the EFS decryption key before you format the hard drive, no one can save you.
     
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