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How to Recover Formatted BitLocker Encrypted Hard Drive

Updated on Nov 14, 2018 by Jean to Data Recovery


BitLocker recovery tutorial guide aims to help recover data from formatted BitLocker encrypted hard drive. EaseUS hard drive recovery tool also supports to recover hard drive, memory card, USB flash drive, pen drive data that was encrypted or locked by encryption software like BitLocker, TrueCrypt and so on. Download this recovery tool to recover data from BitLocker encrypted hard drive now.

About BitLocker Encrypted Hard Drive in Windows Vista/XP/7/8/8.1/10

BitLocker, a full disk encryption feature included in Windows Vista and later Windows version is designed to safeguard data by providing encryption for entire volumes. Encrypting hard drive data with BitLocker can effectively avoid data theft and crucial data leak because no one except the owner himself who has the decryption code or BitLocker password can decrypt/unlock hard drive and access to the data as protected.

However, at the time BitLocker protects data from being stolen or exposed to others, it's prone to lose data, too. For example, data loss while extending or shrinking BitLocker encrypted hard drive to adjust the volume size; mistakenly deleted BitLocker encrypted hard drive partition; quick format a hard drive without doing backup; virus infected hard drive and erase all data on it. 

Recover Data from Formatted, Lost, Deleted BitLocker Encrypted Hard Drive Partition

Once your hard drive encrypted by BitLocker suffers from severe data loss, it's necessary to do an instant encrypted hard drive data recovery with the best data recovery software. Use your BitLocker encryption password to decrypt hard drive, after which disable BitLocker and recover data with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, the highly recommended BitLocker hard drive data recovery software by millions of users in the world.

Turn off BitLocker protection on the hard drive where you lost data. If it's still locked, you should see that there is a key lock on the drive in EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, and you will be asked to decrypt the locked partition to proceed.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. Once you decrypt the BitLocker drive, it's ready to make changes without a password. Choose the hard drive and click Scan.

preview files and recover

Step 2. Next, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard will start scanning the whole drive and looking for all the lost and deleted data on it.

scan the bitlocker hard drive

Step 3. In the scan results, choose the file(s) you wish to recover. You can preview the selected file by double-clicking on it, and then click Recover. Choose the other drive or external storage devices to save the recovered files, to avoid data overwriting.