How to recover data from corrupted BitLocker encrypted drive?

2017-11-27, Posted by Jerry to BitLocker Data Recovery

The protection of important data has always been an important topic for both the enterprise and the individual, the most common way is to do data backups or encrypt important data. The BitLocker Drive Encryption is a full volume encryption tool introduced by Microsoft, it is an important way to encrypt data on Windows. Although people are always careful, the truth is that they still often lose data from storage devices. We know there are many reasons that would lead to data lost: virus attack, improper shutdown of the computer, pulling out USB drive without without safe removal, accidental deletion, formatting, mistaken partitions, etc. Specifically to a Bitlocer encryption device, these reasons can easily cause the encrypted partition to be corrupted.

What should you do if one day you find that your BitLocker encryption device is corrupted and you can no longer access your important data? Well, don't worry, a powerful and reliable BitLocker Data Recovery software has been discovered by Hasleo Software, this program (Hasleo Data Recovery) is fully capable of recovering data from a corrupted BitLocker encrypted drive. Please read more on next section.

User Guide: How to recover data from corrupted 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.