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BitLocker drive not accepting correct password or recovery key after being extended

I have an external hard drive with one large BitLocker-encrypted partition and a small unencrypted partition. Yesterday, I deleted the small one and extended the BitLocker partition successfully. I can access all of my content with no problems. However, this morning, the drive is refusing to accept my correct password or even the recovery key. How do I access the BitLocker drive?

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iBoysoft author Jenny Zeng

Jenny Zeng

Answered on Monday, February 19, 2024

If your BitLocker external hard drive won't accept your password or recovery key, even if they are correct, consider accessing it from a third-party BitLocker recovery tool.

iBoysoft Data Recovery for Windows has a dedicated "BitLocker Recovery" section you can use to unlock the BitLocker drive and restore its data. This software is compatible with SSDs, HDDs, SD cards, USB flash drives, and other storage devices on Windows. You can follow the steps below to access your BitLocker-encrypted drive:

Step 1: Download and install iBoysoft Data Recovery for Windows on your PC.

Step 2: Launch the BitLocker recovery software, select your BitLocker drive, and click Next.

Step 3: Enter your password or BitLocker recovery key and click OK.

Step 4: Preview the files after the scan is complete.

Step 5: Recover those you want back.

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