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 Post subject: BitLocker Location Question
PostPosted: August 2nd, 2017, 12:50 
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I have a Bitlocked drive in. The drive had about 20,000 bad sectors which we got down to about 1,000. However the drive will not accept the password, so I presume we are unlucky and the Bitlocker info is stored on one of the bad sectors (they do not have a .bek file). The drive has two partitions. One main which it Bitlocked and a BDE partition of about 30MB which is not locked.

Any idea where the BitLocker information is normally stored on drives so I can target recovering these sectors so see if we can get the data?

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 Post subject: Re: BitLocker Location Question
PostPosted: August 2nd, 2017, 18:04 
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look at repair bde tool to decrypt

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 Post subject: Re: BitLocker Location Question
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Is it asking you to enter a key or a password. These are distinct from each other

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 Post subject: Re: BitLocker Location Question
PostPosted: August 2nd, 2017, 18:08 
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scratchy wrote:
Is it asking you to enter a key or a password. These are distinct from each other

I have tried the repair tool with no joy. I do have both the key and the password.

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 Post subject: Re: BitLocker Location Question
PostPosted: August 2nd, 2017, 18:25 
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You might try this:
http://support.passware.com/hc/en-us/ar ... Encryption

but i never used it


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 Post subject: Re: BitLocker Location Question
PostPosted: August 2nd, 2017, 18:35 
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or this
https://www.elcomsoft.com/efdd.html


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 Post subject: Re: BitLocker Location Question
PostPosted: August 2nd, 2017, 18:41 
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If Windows asks you to type in the recovery password and it shows recovery password GUID then all Bitlocker metadata has been read correctly

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 Post subject: Re: BitLocker Location Question
PostPosted: August 3rd, 2017, 1:14 
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try this

https://www.m3datarecovery.com/bitlocke ... -recovery/


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 Post subject: Re: BitLocker Location Question
PostPosted: August 3rd, 2017, 9:30 
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how about imaging the drive sector by sector to another drive and force decryption on clone drive by using recovery key :

read here:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee523219(WS.10).aspx

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 Post subject: Re: BitLocker Location Question
PostPosted: August 3rd, 2017, 15:21 
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Thanks for all the help. We did recover the data thanks to a PM.

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 Post subject: Re: BitLocker Location Question
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Which method did you use to recover data?


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 Post subject: Re: BitLocker Location Question
PostPosted: August 3rd, 2017, 15:56 
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Mounting the drive with PC3K. DE can now mount BitLocker encrypted drives. Not sure why DE succeeded in accepting the password key when all the above programs detailed above failed, but it did.

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