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  • Started 3 years ago by Bitlockerhater
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Hello all,

I happen to have reinstalled by mistake a new Windows7 OS on a drive (I had two drives one with an OS and another

with a bitlocker drive used for back up, both drives were IDE drives and the bitlocker was under slave mode if that

can be of any help... ) that hosted VERY important data and was encrypted by Bitlocker.What can I please do to

recover this formerly encrypted data? The drive is now recognized as an active healthy partition with an associated

drive letter (different from the original one)

I don't have the bitlocker key.

If you need any hardware info please let me know.

Help me please!



Posted 3 years ago
Posts: 10945

Bitlockerhater, hi.

In a way you have answered your own question.
By mistake 'a new Windows7 OS on a drive',
'both drives were IDE drives and the bitlocker was under slave mode if that can be of any help'

Posted 3 years ago
Posts: 566

You are relegated to the last backup you made of the data formerly on the bitlocked drive. Costly "mistake".

Posted 3 years ago

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