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Question

I retrofitted my X201 with Intel 320 SSD. Secured it with HDP. I then set up Client Security and started to use fingerprint access over a sustained period of time, and I eventually forgot the hard drive psasword.

 

I am now stuck with only fingerprint access.

 

Is it possible for password recovery to be carried out using just fingerprint access? 

Answer

While the fingerprint software has a feature to recover your Windows password, there is no such feature to recover your hardware passwords.

 

 In fact the fingerprint reader doesn't really know what your HDD password is - all it saves is a hash of your password.

 

And it is not possible to recover the actual password from the hash.  This is for security reasons.

 

You'll either have to remember your password or else just keep using your fingerprint as you do.

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