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Hi, I forgot my password for Buffalo Ministation 1TB Encrypted External Hard Disk and changed the password, later when I wanted to access files, I guess I typed old or wrong password for more than 10

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Hard drive password is diffecult to remove.
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Posted on Dec 05, 2012

  • Paramita Dasgupta Dec 05, 2012

    Hi Chris, what if my Hard Drive is locked inside and is not accepting any Password further?

  • Chris Hingee
    Chris Hingee Dec 05, 2012

    You may have to install the hard drive inside your computer as a slave drive then download and install the unlocking program to unlock the hard drive.

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It works as a new life for your locked hard disks, as it is competent to unlock almost all hard disks of major brands available in market.


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