How to recover data from crashed BitLocker encrypted drive?

2018-5-11, Posted by Jerry to BitLocker Data Recovery

There is a partition on my internal hard disk which is encrypted with BitLocker drive encryption, it works fine until yesterday my computer ran into a power failure. After the drive crashed I tried different methods and data recovery software to recover the data, but none of them worked for me. My question is how to recover data from crashed Bitlocker encrypted drive? Is there anyone who can help me?

There are many reasons will cause the BitLocker encrypted drive to crash and become inaccessible, such as file system corruption and BitLocker metadata corruption. When you encounter this situation, it is imperative to find a data recovery software to recover data from the crashed Bitlockr encrypted drive. There are many common data recovery software claims to be able to recover data from a crashed Bitlockr encrypted partition, but actually it doesn't have the ability to recovery data from crashed Bitlocker encrypted drive. Therefore, it is very important to find a professional and effective BitLocker data recovery software, here we recommend that you use Hasleo BitLocker Data Recovery. How to do it? Please read the following User's guide carefully.

User Guide: How to recover data from crashed 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.