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Forgot Encryption Password

How do i reset the encryption password to my seagate freeagent go 250 GB external harddrive?

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I Posted a solution to this prob but i don't see it anymore. Your ext drive is Encrypting your folder. It just knows you're the one using it. If I took it and plugged it in to my computer, it would recognize my user name as t0mthab0mb and prompt me for the password. Try it. Create a different user account on your computer, then try to access the encryption folder from the new account.

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Hi dollarbilll,


You can ask for your password hint to help you remember your password, as long as you
originally created a password hint.
If you still can't remember your password, the only way to regain access to your Seagate
Secure drive is to KeyErase it. This will erase ALL of your files and allow you to reset your
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Once you KeyErase your Seagate Secure drive, there is no way to recover your files (even by
using a data recovery service). Only do this as a last resort!

The one other thing you may try is to copy the folder if you can get to it, someplace else on another drive and go to properties and see if you can change the ownership of the folder and gain access.

Otherwise, keep trying to remember.

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