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    • buglawton
    • By buglawton 9th Apr 18, 4:45 PM
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    Decrypting a Bitlocker HDD connected to SATA USB cable
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    • 9th Apr 18, 4:45 PM
    Decrypting a Bitlocker HDD connected to SATA USB cable 9th Apr 18 at 4:45 PM
    If I try to open my old windows 10 Bitlocker-encrypted hard drive via the SATA adapter cable from the original machine (a Windows laptop 10, now on SSD), I can simply paste in the key and open the external drive.

    On a different (Windows 7) machine I am told that the key is incorrect. In both cases the same correct encrypted volume ID is shown.

    Any explanation?
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    • buglawton
    • By buglawton 11th Apr 18, 1:48 PM
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    I was careful that the complete plaintext key got pasted into the field on W7.
    Well you live & learn stuff...
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    • By that 11th Apr 18, 11:32 PM
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    I was careful that the complete plaintext key got pasted into the field on W7.
    Well you live & learn stuff...
    Originally posted by buglawton
    I have renamed many a file called something like 'big_file_encrypted-pw APPLE.doc'. For starters they contain no confidential data but does prevent the system from doing global indexing of contents and keeps the a/v out too, and the password can be cut and pasted
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