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Forgot bitlocker password and recovery key..

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November 30, 2012 3:50:19 PM

i had locked my pen drive with bitlocker...but unfortunately i forgot my password and recovery was deleted as well...i dont need the data inside the pen drive....i just want the pen drive to be usable...

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a b $ Windows 7
November 30, 2012 3:53:00 PM

Format it.
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November 30, 2012 3:57:49 PM

it can't be formatted..!!
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November 30, 2012 3:58:26 PM

i dont have any expertise on bitlocker, but if you loose the password then you lost your data, as simple as that.
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a b $ Windows 7
November 30, 2012 3:58:47 PM

Delete the partition using disk manager. Create a new one and format. It isn't rocket science.
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November 30, 2012 4:09:44 PM

usb drives are primary partitions...and FYI primary partitions can't be deleted...and if i try to format my drive from the disk management it says.."your volume can't be formatted"
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a b $ Windows 7
November 30, 2012 4:13:47 PM

Fail trumpet sound please
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a b $ Windows 7
November 30, 2012 4:17:58 PM

I don't see why you couldn't delete a primary partition? Any type of partition can be deleted. But if you're having too much trouble you could try with a professional tool like Acronis Disk Director.

Anyways, USB keys are so cheap nowadays that instead of loosing too much time on this just throw it away and buy a new one. Just be careful next time you use data encryption.
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November 30, 2012 4:20:47 PM

can a pen drive's partition be deleted?? if i right click ...the delete option doesn't show up..
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a b $ Windows 7
November 30, 2012 4:27:07 PM

sakib_kuul said:
usb drives are primary partitions...and FYI primary partitions can't be deleted...


Yes, they can be deleted. Requires administrator level access.


sakib_kuul said:
...and if i try to format my drive from the disk management it says.."your volume can't be formatted"


Not if you don't know the PIN or have the recovery key. That's why you delete the partition.
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November 30, 2012 4:29:04 PM

the delete option doesn't show up buddy...thats the problem...
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a b $ Windows 7
November 30, 2012 4:36:49 PM

Then you have a very different version of Windows than everyone else. I'm looking at it right now.
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