How to recover data from Bitlocker encrypted partition in Windows 10?

2017-5-22, Posted by Jerry to BitLocker Data Recovery

BitLocker Drive Encryption is a full volume encryption feature that is available in Windows 10, for data security, all used sectors in the partition that is encrypted with BitLocker are encrypted by AES encryption algorithm. If a data recovery software cannot decrypt these sectors correctly, it will not be able to recover data from those partitions, which is why the data recovery software on the market cannot recover data from those partitions. Here, some users may want to ask what if some files has been lost from a Bitlocker encrypted partition in Windows 10, do they have a way to recover data from Bitlocker encrypted partition in Windows 10?

"I was using Windows 10. For some reason, I tried to install Ubuntu but it deleted my all data.I have recovered some data. But I could not get my data from the drive which was encrypted with bitlocker. Then I reinstalled Windows 10, and that drive is appearing empty. I have used different softwares for data recovery but nothing helped. What should I do?"

You must feel upset and do not know what you should do when you deleted or lost the BitLocker encrypted partition in Windwos 10 accidentally, especially the files stored in it are very precious, actually, you do not worry too much, because you can recover these lost files by using a professional BitLocker Data Recovery software. To get the best chance of a successful BitLocker data recovery in Windows 10 you just need to choose the right tool for the job. Hasleo Data Recovery can help you restore lost data from a BitLocker encrypted partition in Windows 10 easily. This article will help you explain how it works.

User Guide: How to recover data from Bitlocker encrypted partition in Windows 10 by using 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 hard drive where you accidentally delete or lose the BitLocker encrypted partition, then click "Scan" button to find all BitLocker encrypted partitions on the device.

select disk to scan bitlocker partition

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

select bitlocker encrypted partition

3. After the deleted or lost Bitlocker encrypted partition is found, double click it, 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


Now we know that we can recover data from Bitlocker encrypted partition in Windows 10. But first of all, please stop using the partition that have lost data to prevent data from being overwritten, and then find an efficient BitLocker data recovery software to recover the 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.