I have a dead Windows 10 system where I have removed two bitlocker encrypted drives. I have hooked these drives into enclosures so that I can plug them in as external drives to a functional system. When connected, no dialog box appears to unlock the drive with bitlocker and I have been unable to determine any way to get bitlocker to recognize it and begin the recovery process.
I have recovery keys for both drives.
When opening the disk management tool, it shows the normal system drives and the external drives. However, the recovered drives show
When opening the disk management tool I am given the dialogue "You must initialize a disk before Logical Disk Manager can access it" But I am fairly certain this will format the drive and remove all hope of data recovery. If I look in the file explorer, I see only the main C drive for this system, no other devices/drives are displayed. If I attempt to use commands in powershell or cmd all of them seem to require a drive letter.
Again, I have the recovery keys for these drives, but bitlocker is not giving any indication that it recognizes these drives as locked.