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

Updated on May 6, 2019 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 partition to Scan

1. Please select the partition where you accidentally deleted or lose your files, then click "Scan" button to find all BitLocker encrypted partitions on the device.

select drive to scan bitlocker partition

2. A pop-up window will appear asking you to enter the BitLocker password or 48-digit BitLocker recovery key. If you don't want to enter the password or BitLocker recovery key here, just click the "Skip" button to skip it.

enter bitlocker password before scanning

3. Hasleo Data Recovery will list all found BitLocker encrypted partitions on the target device. If you have entered the password or BitLocker recovery key in the previous step, the password status will show whether the password or BitLocker recovery key matches this partition.

select bitlocker encrypted partition

4. After the deleted or lost Bitlocker encrypted partition is found, double click it. If you have previously entered the password or BitLocker recovery key and the the password or recovery key matches, Hasleo Data Recovery will start scanning lost files. Otherwise, a pop-up window will appear asking you to enter the password or BitLocker recovery key. Enter the password or recovery key and then click "OK" button, Hasleo Data Recovery will start scanning lost files if the password or recovery key matches.

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. You must enter the correct Bitlocker password or the 48-digits Bitlocker recovery key to successfully recover data from a BitLocker encrypted drive.
2. If the metadata area of a BitLocker encrypted drive is severely corrupted, you will not be able to recover data from this partition even if you have the correct Bitlocker password or the 48-digits Bitlocker recovery key.
3. Don't save the recovered files to the partition where your lost files originally located. This prevents your data from geting overwriten.
4. You can export/save the scanning results for later or next recovery.