How to recover data from Bitlocker encrypted partition in Windows 8?

2017-9-11, Posted by Jerry to BitLocker Data Recovery

For security reasons, I've been using BitLocker to encrypt the data partition. Recently I accidentally deleted some important files from this partition, I immediately stopped using this partition and tried to recover the data using data recovery software. I've tried several popular data recovery software that claims to recover data from BitLocker encrypted partition, but none of them helped me recover the deleted files. What I want to know is, is it possible to recover data from a BitLocker encrypted partition in Windows 8?

As an encryption tool in Windows 8 to protect important data, BitLocker Drive Encryption is really safe and effective, but it increases the difficulty of recovering data after losing data. Almost all traditional data recovery software cannot handle a BitLocker encrypted partition, although they claim to support it. Fortunately, the BitLocker encryption data recovery algorithm unique to Hasleo Data Recovery can help users recover data from a BitLocker encrypted partition in Windows 8. It's so simple and effective, you just have to follow the steps that are written in the instructions below:

User Guide: How to recover data from Bitlocker encrypted partition in Windows 8 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


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.