How to remove a password from travelstar hdd

Written by j.s. copper
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There are numerous different applications that allow users to password protect their hard drives, including Travelstar hard drives. If you've forgotten or don't know the master password, you are pretty much out of luck when it comes to removing the password. The one thing that will work, regardless of encryption application, is reformatting the Travelstar drive.

Skill level:
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Instructions

  1. 1

    Open the Windows Start menu, and select "Control Panel."

  2. 2

    Select "System and Maintenance" > "Administrative Tools" > "Computer Management."

  3. 3

    Select "Storage" > "Disk Management."

  4. 4

    Right-click the password-protected Travelstar hard drive. Connect the drive to the computer, if necessary. Select "Format...."

  5. 5

    Click "OK" > "OK" to begin reformatting the hard drive. Optionally, you can set the file system format, volume name and drive capacity (in megabytes). Once the process completes, the drive will be accessible without a password.

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