How to Recover Deleted Files from External Drives with Bitlocker

I deleted some files on my USB drives using Shift + Delete, and when I want to recover them, I can recover the smaller files, but the larger MP4 or MOV files are unplayable. Bitlocker may influence the file recovery result. How to recover deleted files from external drives with Bitlocker?

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Brithny· Answered on Jun 01, 2023

How to recover deleted files from external drives with BitLocker? Here are two steps to recover deleted files from external drives, the first is to recover the deleted files; the second is to disable BitLocker encryption on the restored files to make the unplayable MP4/MOV files workable.

Recovering deleted files from external drives using data recovery software is the easiest and quick way, such as EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, which can support data recovery of various file types under numerous conditions.

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EaseUS data recovery software can recover big files, including MP4 and MOV files. Follow the steps:

Step 1. Open the EaseUS file recovery software on your PC, and connect your external drives to your PC.

Step 2. Choose the partition of the deleted files stored, and click 'Scan' to view all the deleted files on the external drives.

Step 3. Select the deleted files you want to retrieve and click 'Recover' to get them back. Save them to a new location.

After getting your deleted files back, follow the steps below to make the abnormal files workable and disable BitLocker:

Step 1. Find and open the 'Control Panel' by pressing the 'Windows + R' keys to open the search box.

Step 2. Click 'BitLocker Drive Encryption' in the 'All Control Panel' window.

Step 3. Find the target external drive partition and click 'Turn off BitLocker'.

If this doesn't help you fix the unplayable issues with your large MP4/MOV files, it's suggested that you contact the data recovery service and ask experts for help. Since you didn't use the external drives after you deleted files, and the data of the deleted files were not overwritten, there's a big possibility to recover them without data loss.

Use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover deleted or lost files easily and quickly.

Tutorials on how to recover lost, deleted, or formatted data from HDD, SSD, USB, SD card, or other storage media on Windows and Mac.

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