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Use existing Secure Data Virtual Drive after windows reset

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I had to reset my Windows 11 (it served with 3 different motherboards over the year so I'm proud) recently to have a fresh start, now the question, can I use the existing drive and set it up to not request the password every time? Maybe even mount it automatically after log-in?


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Unfortunately the encryption key tied to your Virtual Drive will have been lost in the Windows reset. Without the key, it is not possible to automatically mount the Virtual Drive, this is why you must enter the password manually each time.

I recommend creating a new Virtual Drive and copying/moving all contents from the old one to the new one. This will allow you to automatically mount the Virtual Driveas desired.

Best regards,

Jay Pritchard
Encryption Technical Support Engineer III / Team Lead

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