How to recover data after Bitlocker encryption stuck?

2018-4-28, Posted by Jerry to BitLocker Data Recovery

I recently upgraded to Windows 10 and tried to use bitlocker on my data partition (D:) which is only for data and documents. Bitlocker reached 54.6% in few hours and then it stop progressing. I waited more than 24 hours before I started worrying and I was sure the bitlocker encryption has been stuck. There is no other way, I have to forcibly terminate the encryption. I am not able to access this partition now, even if I have the correct password and recovery key. It seems that BitLocker encryption stuck causes the partition to not be fully encrypted, so it is corrupted. What should i do to recover data after Bitlocker encryption stuck?

The BitLocker encryption stuck will cause data loss, this is not alarmist. This may be a Windows bug, but now it's a problem we have to solve ourselves. I don't know if there is another way, but I recommend using professional BitLocker Data Recovery software called Hasleo Data Recovery to recover the data after Bitlocker encryption stuck. Hasleo Data Recovery is the best Bitlocker data recovery utility sold on the market. Still unconvinced? Give it a try!


User Guide: How to recover data after Bitlocker encryption stuck 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.