How to recover data from Bitlocker encrypted drive after you encounter the "BitLocker Drive encryption failed to recover from the abruptly terminated" error?

2018-5-10, Posted by Jerry to BitLocker Data Recovery

I tried to encrypt one of my external hard disks by using BitLocker yesterday, unfortunately I removed the disk abnormally while encrypting it. Now when I try to access the encrypted partition on this USB drive, this message appears: BitLocker Drive Encryption failed to recover from an abruptly terminated conversion. This could be due to either all conversion logs being corrupted or the media being write-protected. I've tried the password and BitLocker recovery key, and I'm sure I typed the correct password and recovery key. What can i do? Please some one help me.

We have noticed that many users have encountered this problem, the main reason for this issue is to terminate the encryption program or remove the encryption device abnormally during encryption, so we should try to avoid these behaviors. If one day you encounter the issue of "BitLocker Drive Encryption failed to recover from an abruptly terminated conversion. This could be due to either all conversion logs being corrupted or the media being write-protected.", how do you get access to your files? Please don't worry, a powerful and professional BitLocker Data Recovery software has been discovered by Hasleo Software to help you solve this issue.

User Guide: How to recover data from Bitlocker encrypted drive after you encounter the "BitLocker Drive encryption failed to recover from the abruptly terminated" error?

Step 1: Choose BitLocker Data Recovery

Download, install and run Hasleo Data Recovery. And you will see a screen with many options of recovery. Please select BitLocker Data Recovery mode.

select bitlocker data recovery mode

 

Step 2: Select the drive to Scan

1. Please select the drive where you lose your files, then click "Scan" button to find all BitLocker encrypted partitions on the device.

select drive to scan bitlocker partition

 

2. Hasleo Data Recovery will list all found BitLocker encrypted partitions on the target device.

select bitlocker encrypted partition

 

3. Double click the BitLocker encrypted partition you want to recovery data from, a pop-up window will appear asking you to enter the BitLocker password or BitLocker recovery key. Enter the password or recovery key and then click "OK" button, if the password or key matches, Hasleo Data Recovery will start scanning lost files.

enter bitlocker password

 

Step 3: Preview and Recover Deleted Files

There will be a list of files found by the software, you can preview found files by path and types. Select the files you want to recover and click "Recover" button to save them. If some files are not found, please click "Deep Scan" button to start the Deep Scan Recovery process, deep scan takes more time, but can find much more lost files

preview lost files

 

Please note that:
1. Bitlocker metadata must be intact: Bitlocker metadata was used to store the password and 48-digits recovery key when encrypting the drive with Bitlocker. In some situations, Bitlocker metadata has been corrupted so that lost data cannot be recovered even if you have correct password or recovery key.
2. Have correct password or 48-digits recovery key: The password or 48-digits recovery key is used to decrypt data from Bitlocker encrypted drive after the password or 48-digits recovery key you enter matches the password or 48-digits recovery key stored in Bitlocker metadata.
3. Don't save the recovered files to the partition where your lost files originally located. This prevents your data from geting overwriten.