How to Unlock Password & Restore Hard Drive

Once your hard drive is locked, you can refer to this guide on how to unlock hard drive. If you find data on the hard drive lost, this guide can also help you restore hard drive.

There is no particular reason to set a password on your hard disk. Passwords are used for security and it is suitable to use to protect your files. You can also remove the password by entering your password and press the spacebar. Then press Enter and remove the password. This procedure removes both hard drive password and power-on-password if they are same. What if you forgot the hard drive password? Stay calm. This article shows you how to unlock password and how to restore data from hard drive.

Part 1: How to Unlock Password

1. How to Encrypt a Hard Drive

A hard drive with password protection must be a securer location for most of people to save and store important data. The steps are simple. Take some minutes and set a hard drive password.

  1. Press and hold F1 and turn on your computer to set a hard disk password.
  2. Select the password icon. Next select HDD 1 or HDD 2 as per your desire according to type of hard disk you wish to set.
  3. There you type the password according to your wish and press Enter.
  4. The password should be of minimum 7 characters with a combination of numbers and letters of uppercase and lowercase.
  5. Next the password verification will be required. You need to retype your password again and press Enter.
  6. Then the password is set.
Forgot hard drive password. Hard drive locked. How to unlock hard drive with password?

2. How to Recover Hard Drive Password

If you have your hard drive locked and then you may ask help from the hard drive provider, most providers will tell you that you have no way to reset or recover it. Or some will ask a fee for that. But there are some tools available to make this done. Here is a guide of hard drive password recovery.

  1. Download and install HHD Unlock Wizard.
  2. Run the application and click Next.
  3. Choose your hard drive from the hard drive list.
  4. Click Next and the application will start unlocking. Note that this application runs the process only with a code.
  5. When the process is finished, shut down the computer and boot up again. The password should have been removed.

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If your find a Mac hard drive locked by password, don't worry! We also provide the solution to unlock your Mac hard drive. Check out the page and get the solution: How to Bypass Mac OS X Password.

Part 2: Recoverit - The Best Hard Drive Recovery Software

After you removed the password, you can have access to your hard drive data. If some data has been lost, you can recover data from hard drive with hard drive data recovery software. Recoverit data recovery is a safe and effective hard drive recovery software, retrieves your lost videos, photos, music, documents, emails, etc. from your computer hard drive as well as from USB drives, external hard drives, and other storage devices.

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Recoverit - The Best Hard Drive Recovery Software

  • Recover lost or deleted files, photos, audio, music, emails from any storage device effectively, safely and completely.
  • Supports data recovery from recycle bin, hard drive, memory card, flash drive, digital camera and camcorders.
  • Supports to recover data for sudden deletion, formatting, lost partition, virus attack, system crash under different situations.

Part 3. How to Recover Data from Hard Drive

Free download and install Recoverit Data Recovery on your computer, follow the next simple steps to perform hard drive data recovery. If your hard drive is an external device, on this tutorial we will perform hard drive recovery with "External Devices Recovery" data recovery mode.

  1. Select "External Devices Recovery"
  2. To recover lost data from hard disk, select "External Devices Recovery" data recovery mode to get started.

    external devices recovery

  3. Select external hard drive
  4. Select the location of hard drive where you lost your files. Please make sure your hard drive has been connected with USB cable to your computer and detected.

    select hard drive location

  5. Scan external hard disk
  6. Recoverit hard drive data recovery will start a quick scan. If quick scan can't find any files go to scan again with "All-around Recovery". It will take more time but search more files.

    scan hard drive

  7. Recover hard drive data
  8. After deep scan completes, you can preview the recovered files from the deep scan result. Click "Recover" and save them to a safe storage device.

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