Author Topic: WARNING  (Read 839 times)

Geoff Boswell

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Before I continue, let me say straight off, I only have myself;lf to blame. This week, whilst using MusicBee to draft my playlists for my forthcoming internet radio shows, I got distracted. All my music was on a Seagate external hard drive which I inadvertently left connected to the machine when I closed down for lunch, also allowing the damned machine to update Windows 10 Home. When I returned to the task later I found a Bitlock on my Seagate drive that I did not put on. I have never used Bitlock on the drive or on the computer. My local IT shop couldn't help. I sent it to East Anglia Data Recovery and so far they are stuck too. It seems I've lost most of my music. Was it all backed up? Nah. I did some time ago, but have added thousands of tracks since then, some I can't get again. So, beware. Don't be a fool like me and not back up your collection. also don't be an added fool and leave a drive connected when updating Windows. In my defense, there are many people on many forums who have suffered the same fate, so I'm hardly alone in being a complacent idiot. I don't even know how many tracks I've lost. Does anyone know if MB counts the tracks, and where that info might be? I've found the album count (nearly 7000) but I've only had one or two tracks by many of the artist.  :'(  :'(  :'(

The Incredible Boom Boom

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If only the music files are Bitlocked, you should still be able to access MusicBee and at least make an export of the library. Then you can create a list of the files you have backed up and compare, no?
Have you tried signing into a Microsoft account linked to the computer and seeing if you can grab a Bitlocker key from there?

Geoff Boswell

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Yes, tried everything including a Date Recovery Specialist... nothing. How do I export the library as you mentioned pleaes?

boristhemoggy

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Yes, tried everything including a Date Recovery Specialist... nothing. How do I export the library as you mentioned pleaes?
Have you tried a partition recovery tool that might let you export the files to another drive?
Or email Bitlocker and explain what happened, they might have a suggestion?

Jafigg

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Yes, tried everything including a Date Recovery Specialist... nothing. How do I export the library as you mentioned pleaes?
Have you tried a partition recovery tool that might let you export the files to another drive?
Or email Bitlocker and explain what happened, they might have a suggestion?
There is no way to recover data encrypted by Bitlocker without password or recovery key. If you use a Microsoft account (and not a local one) to log in, it may help, but not for sure... If not, say bye bye to your files...
PS: You can't email Bitlocker... Microsoft IS Bitlocker.
Last Edit: October 22, 2023, 09:57:05 PM by Jafigg

The Incredible Boom Boom

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Yes, tried everything including a Date Recovery Specialist... nothing. How do I export the library as you mentioned pleaes?

I thought there was a native way to do so, but it looks like you'll need to use the Additional Tagging & Tools plugin to do so.

Jafigg

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Yes, tried everything including a Date Recovery Specialist... nothing. How do I export the library as you mentioned pleaes?
If by chance you used to log in with a Microsift account (hope for you that you were), this may help:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Baw9Q80uecc