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  Recovery for Damage due to Decryption interuption 
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Prateek Keshri Dec 22, 2011, 03:26pm EST Report Abuse
I have an external hard disk Samsung 500Gb and I used my windows 7 Ultimate to encrypt it. It was working normally. I clicked decrypt once. But the by mistake the usb cable of hard disk was removed n the decryption process was automatically closed. But now windows no longer detects my hard disk and also i cannot open 'manage bitlocker' when drive is connected. It is whenever i remove it that bitlocker appears. The drive seems to be in use with bitlocker but cannot be accessed. Sometimes an icon witha a lock sign appears in my computer and also whenever i disconnect the hard disk, it is then that bitlocker asks for the password but disappears almost immediately as the drive has been disconnected. The safely remove icon appears whenever hard disk is connected till it is removed.
What do i do now to recover data? I don't want to format before backing up all the data and can i format the hard disk n use it again? Is the disk damaged???
Please help as data is very important.

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john albrich Dec 23, 2011, 05:18am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Recovery for Damage due to Decryption interuption

Prateek Keshri Dec 25, 2011, 08:48am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Recovery for Damage due to Decryption interuption
well.. i got my case partially solvd..
i was not having recovery file or recovery key or recovery password.
i just had unlock password so i wsnt able to recover through commands.
well.. i insertd my external hard disk to an windows Xp system n there i got an option to format whn i restartd that pc while hard disk was remained conected during restart. I easily formated my external hard disk. Well.. i ws not able to recover files. I tried many recovery tools but the file that wr present during encryption r not totaly visible..
Still.. Atleast i can use my hard disk again.. :)



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