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Bitlocker encryption

Before windows 10 i was using window 8. I have set bitlocker on one of my drive and after that I have changed my windows from 8 to 10. After installing windows 10 the data in my bitlocker drive has been locked and have a lock picture upon all my data. I have the recovery key but how can i open my encrypted data. Kindly help me.

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Hi,
You should always suspend BitLocker Drive Encryption on any drive when making significant changes to your computer such as upgrading or modifying your operating system.
You could try to use manage-bde command with BitLocker Recovery Key to unlock it.
Step 1: Open Start menu, type: CMD, then click Run as administrator.

Step 2: On the command prompt, type the following command to unlock your BitLocker drive with 48-digit recovery key: manage-bde -unlock D: -RecoveryPassword [YOUR-BITLOCKER-RECOVERY-KEY]

If you can remember your BitLocker password, type the command: manage-bde -unlock D: -Password. After pressing Enter, you'll be prompted to enter the user password.

For your reference:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/windows/it-pro/windows-server-2012-R2-and-2012/ff829854(v=ws.11)?redirectedfrom=MSDN
Hope above information can help you.

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sorry but the drive is now protected by bitlocker but i know tyhe password but the thing is that my previous data are all locked and i am dying but it is locked what should i do.... i have some pictures plz check it out.81160-screenshot-60.png81281-screenshot-61.png


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