When I then plugged my hard drive to my computer it said it is locked with Bitlocker to another computer. . Here is my solution that worked for me quite well. I can understand the inconvenience you are experiencing unlocking your external hard drive and will certainly assist you in the right direction to fix the issue. You will need to then type in a password passwords have a 25 character limitation , and type it once more below to verify if spelled correctly. Bob First of all, apologies for resurrecting this ancient thread. This tutorial will walk you through three different scenarios by which you can regain access to your external hard drive.
As she wanted to uninstall Bitlocker all together from her hard drive she inactivated the program from the laptop. As Windows Explorer attempts to access the drive, it will recognize that the drive has in fact been locked and you will be prompted to enter a password. Of course, there are no folders at all now you have formatted, so you can't test the second question. Look, I am an old school telco hacker and im just trying to keep the goods flowing. There is a download link below in the instructions. Western Digital external hard drives are useful for storing and backing up files.
She borrowed my computer to unlock the hard drive. Actually, I am lucky to even cover the monthly cost of the shopping cart, so you might want to know the software is not as lucrative as you may think. Program check avaliable drives — not see hard drive, ok 5. The only solution to making your hard drive compatible with a different operating system is to reformat the drive. Protected files remain secure until you enter the password.
Then it's something in your Windows. Windows does not have a God mod where it lets you do anything you wish. Your small donation goes to offset my site server costs… but hey! Let me know where to send the bank check for negative 10 dollars. Check other mobo or computers. The one that is open when clicked on is Security. Locate the external harddrive, and then change the drive letter.
Password attempts There is a limit of 10 attempts default before the drive is locked and no further access is possible. Upon covering all the bases it becomes a useful tool to prevent recovery of data from stolen equipment and not a liability from forgetting the password. As your friend modified system settings and disabled BitLocker, you may try restoring the system to an earlier point prior to when your friend used the system. I want to know if any of you can help me unlock it through my Mac? Protecting business files such as reports, client and customer information from falling into the wrong hands is very essential for a successful business, so password-protecting your Western Digital external hard drive is a vital security measure. It is the same as it was. Or some will ask a fee for that. The actual password will be stored on a chip within the drive hardware which itself will be encrypted.
Sorry to hear that man! You Deserve all the Credit. Use a password you can remember easily without being figured out by others. Bob You might need an Administrator level account to edit the access rights permissions of the files and folders in your hard drive. To me it seems it must be Bitlocked to my own computer, but the recovery key is nowhere to be found and inactivating the program does not work. Here is where the mystery begins. Additional information: Hope this information is helpful.
This setting will vary greatly between motherboards. Click continue to gain access to this folder. And I doubt Apple would allow a discussion on brute force techniques. It should bring you to the Home tab. Now you just boot from an. Here's how to do it: 1: launch powershell or command prompt as an administrator. However, you may have run into a problem trying to use your Western Digital hard drive with multiple operating systems.
Then double-click on the Unlock. I clearly state that above 2x times actually , and give credit to the author Moltke 4x times. To open up your external Hard drive: 1. The steps below outline the process to disable the Power-up in Standby behavior of a hard drive, thereby enabling its use in a general purpose computer. These are due to formatting, bios limitations, jumpers on the drive, etc. There are numerous limitations put on hard drive.
First of all, is was there anything on there that you desperately need to retrieve? If there is no way, I will return the product to the seller and ask for one of the models you listed having Smartware and security software. While we're on this topic, whenever my computer boots up and I log into my user account, both files from My Book and My Book Duo pops up, is there any way to get rid of that? The checking software is a free download, but you have to buy the full App to actually rescue anything. So does that mean there is no way for me to use lock-unlock aplication provided by Smartware? Jan 25, 2014 What are you trying to do? That was the first time I heard about the program, I had no idea it was installed on my computer. You do not need to know the old password to blank the password. If there's nothing there to justify that expense, open Disk Utility again and select the external drive in the left hand pane - the actual drive with the maker's name and size.
I am a Technology enthusiast and a Blogger who loves nothing more than playing with new exciting Gadgets and technology. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. Not sure why the dialog showed up since the disk is still mounted properly. It may seem hard to get the tool into the groves of the drive but it can be done. I live alone and am the only user of either computer. The tricky part is gaining access to issue commands on the drive. Click start then computer and find the icon for your drive and right click your Icon.