Windows 10: BitLocker How can I access drive?

  1.    06 Jun 2018 #1

    BitLocker How can I access drive?


    I have a hard drive that was suspended during an in-place install win 10, build 16299-431. I resumed BitLocker protection on all drives (5 internal ) but this one I can't open any of the files but name and properties are visible and accessible. I can read and write to drive. I have taken ownership of drive. It shows not decrypted. How can I access the drive?

    Thank you for your help !!!
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  2.    18 Jun 2018 #2

    manage-bde -status X: command
    [Data Volume]

    Size: 1863.01 GB
    BitLocker Version: None
    Conversion Status: Fully Decrypted
    Percentage Encrypted: 0.0%
    Encryption Method: None
    Protection Status: Protection Off
    Lock Status: Unlocked
    Identification Field: None
    Automatic Unlock: Disabled
    Key Protectors: None Found

    Thanks For your comments!!!
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  3.    26 Jun 2018 #3

    I am not sure if you still need help. I recommend creating Linux life usb such as mint and see if you can open the files.

    https://linuxmint.com/download.php
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  4.    30 Jun 2018 #4

    Thank You for your response I'm still in search of help. I will check it out.
    Thank you!!!!
    Still looking for help
    I have a hard drive that was suspended during an in-place install win 10, build 16299-431. I resumed BitLocker protection on all drives (5 internal ) but this one I can't open any of the files but name and properties are visible and accessible. I can read and write to drive. I have taken ownership of drive. It shows not decrypted. How can I access the drive?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    03 Aug 2018 #5

    Cant use Linux life usb files wont copy. Thankyou for your help. Still unable to access files on the drive? Could they have gotten corrupted? How can I check? How can I recover them?
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  6.    03 Aug 2018 #6

    I have had good luck with testdisk but it is a little complicated to use so make sure to read the documentation.

    TestDisk - Partition Recovery and File Undelete
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  7.    04 Aug 2018 #7

    Tried it Twice
    No Love
    Thank you for response
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  8.    04 Aug 2018 #8

    Sorry to hear. Probably need professional service at this point if the data is important.
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  9.    04 Aug 2018 #9

    If and when, but before you finally decide to give up on that drive, try the bitlocker repair tool. Your scenario doesn't exactly match the requirements of that tool, but hopefully it wouldn't damage the drive more. (You would also need a spare drive with same size or bigger). As I said, try it before you finally give up on your drive.

    How to Use BitLocker Repair Tool to Recover Encrypted Drive in Windows
    Use BitLocker Repair Tool to Recover Encrypted Drive in Windows | Windows 10 Tutorials

    (I see you have tried TestDisk in Windows. You could try the deep scan in "Puran File Recovery" (it is free) which might have a different approach to recovery, and it is also able to recover files with directory structures. Its just a thought).
    Puran File Recovery - Recovery deleted files for free
    Last edited by das10; 06 Aug 2018 at 10:40.
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  10.    04 Aug 2018 #10

    Thanks for all your responses
    I'll try the repair tool and let you know.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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