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How to Recover Hard Drive Password and Data from Hard Drive

Press and hold F1 and turn on your computer to set a hard disk password. 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. There you type the password according to your wish and press Enter. The password should be of minimum 7 characters with a combination of numbers and letters of uppercase and lowercase. Next the password verification will be required. You need to retype your password again and press Enter. Thus the password is set. 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. The password removes.This procedure removes both hard disk password and power-on-password if they are same.

Part 1: 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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Part 2: How to recover data from hard drive

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 software.

  1. Download and install Wondershare Data Recovery.
  2. If you want to recover from external hard drive, connect it with USB cable to your computer. If it is your computer hard drive, then run the application.
  3. Click next and choose file types, and then choose the location. Or you can choose Standard Mode to recover data from partitions.
  4. Then scan the hard drive, preview the files you want to recover. Click "Recover".
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