1.    20 Apr 2016 #1
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    How To Access Brand New Seagate Backup Plus

    Seagate sent me a free Backup Plus Portable Drive, but i cannot access it because it wants bitlocker password. This is a brand new computer and i don't have BitLocker even set up.... how the hell do i access this hard drive?

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  2.    20 Apr 2016 #2
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  3.    20 Apr 2016 #3
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    i figured it out. i found an email with a code in it and i tried it as the password and it worked. But can someone point me in the right direction as to removing this entirely so i don't have to keep putting in a password to access it after every restart? All i can find with Google is how to disable BitLocker completely but i do not have BitLocker... or at least i cannot find it anywhere
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  4.    20 Apr 2016 #4
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    Check with others before doing so, however, it's my belief you can quick-format that external drive [NTFS 4096 allocation probably], and simply use the drive any way you want. Warning: if you activated the hardware level password / encryption -- let others inform you of what to do, my idea may not work if the hardware level password / encryption is ON.
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