How to recover data from accidentally formatted BitLocker encrypted drive?

2017-4-17, Posted by Jerry to BitLocker Data Recovery

I had some data stored on a BitLocker encrypted NTFS format drive, which was 100% encrypted at the time of the accident. I accidentally formatted the drive by selecting the wrong drive while using a third-party software to create a bootable USB drive. This software attempted to write over the BitLocker encrypted drive with a FAT32 partition, so I lost all my data on the BitLocker encrypted NTFS format drive. How do I recover my data? Any help is appreciated.

Did you run into the similiar situation? Wow, it must be hard to accept the data loss since a BitLocker encrypted drive was formatted. Well, don't worry, a powerful and reliable BitLocker Data Recovery software has been unveiled in recent, this program (Hasleo Data Recovery) is fully capable of recovering data from accidentally formatted BitLocker encrypted drive.

User Guide: How to recover data from accidentally formatted BitLocker encrypted drive with Hasleo Data Recovery?

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.