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Forgotten seagate freeagent pro encryption password

I have forgotten the encryption password evidently and short of spending years trying to remember it I was wondering if there was an easier way. Possibly a way to crack it? the model num is st305004fpa1e3-rk p/n is 9ng7a6-570 help me please!

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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
password.
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.

Mark

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