What is Bitlocker recovery?

BitLocker recovery is the process by which you can restore access to the data stored on a Bitlocker encrypted drive in the event that you cannot unlock the Bitlocker encrypted drive normally.

The keys to successful Bitlocker Data Recovery

As a professional and best Bitlocker drive data recovery software, M3 Bitlocker Recovery can recover deleted files from a Bitlocker encrypted drive, recover lost data from formatted, corrupted, failed, inaccessible Bitlocker encrypted drive, recover data from deleted or lost Bitlocker encrypted partition, recover lost data after Bitlocker encryption failed, interrupted, paused, frozen, recover lost data after Bitlocker decryption failed, interrupted, paused, frozen, etc. after entering the password or recovery key.

Unlike common data recovery, Bitlocker data recovery requires intact Bitlocker metadata and the password or recovery key to decrypt data from Bitlocker encrypted drive.

Data drive: The password and recovery key are required to decrypt data from Bitlocker encrypted data drive.

OS drive: Recovery key is the only way to decrypt data from Bitlocker encrypted OS drive due to TPM (Trusted Platform Modules). When the Bitlocker encrypted computer and Surface failed or OS crashed, M3 Data Recovery WinPE bootable media can rescue your data easily.

Password and Bitlocker recovery key are not working: It means Bitlocker encrypted drive has been corrupted. In this situation, M3 Bitlocker Recovery can still decrypt data from the corrupted Bitlocker encrypted drive as long as the Bitlocker metadata is intact and the password & Bitlocker recovery key are correct.

Physical damage: If the Bitlocker encrypted drive has been physically damaged, please send it to a local data recovery service for help because hardware issue is beyond of any data recovery software.

Bitlocker metadata corrupt: The Bitlocker metadata was used to store the password and recovery key when encrypting the drive with Bitlocker. In some situations, Bitlocker metadata has been completely corrupted (For example: format a Bitlocker encrypted drive under Windows 10/8/7 by mistake) so that the lost data cannot be decrypted even if you have the correct password and recovery key.

Bitlocker password and recovery key are lost or unknown: M3 Bitlocker Recovery software cannot break into your Bitlocker encrypted drive without the password and Bitlocker recovery key, but the 3rd-party Bitlocker password brute-force cracking tool can crack the Bitlocker encrypted drive by running a attack.

Data recovery is a complicated case, so we highly recommend everyone to free download M3 Bitlocker Recovery Trial and have a try until the lost data is found from the Bitlocker encrypted drive.

Tips: For service provider, M3 Bitlocker Recovery Technician has been integrated into M3 Data Recovery Technician which allows to provide the technical service to your clients with unlimited usage.

Have password or 48-digit recovery key, find the data recovery solution as below:

Bitlocker encrypted drive not accessible

When a Bitlocker encrypted drive is not accessible, you cannot access the data stored in it. To access the data, you have to find a Bitlocker data recovery software. M3 Bitlocker Recovery is a professional data recovery software for Bitlocker encrypted drive to recover data from corrupted, failed, inaccessible, damaged, crashed Bitlocker encrypted drive due to corrupted file system, system crash, hard drive crash, virus attack, etc.

Tutorial: How to recover data from inaccessible Bitlocker encrypted drive?

Formatted Bitlocker encrypted drive by mistake

If you accidently formatted a Bitlocker encrypted drive by the format tool built-in Windows Vista/7/8/10, there is no way to recover data from formatted Bitlocker encrypted drive, because Bitlocker metadata has been completely erased after formatting. If you accidently formatted a Bitlocker encrypted drive using other OS or other method, please try M3 Bitlocker Recovery Trial to recover data from formatted Bitlocker encrypted drive.

Tutorial: How to recover data from formatted Bitlocker encrypted partition?

Deleted or lost Bitlocker encrypted partition

As a Bitlocker partition recovery software, M3 Bitlocker Recovery can recover data from deleted or lost Bitlocker encrypted partition by scanning the whole hard disk to find the lost or deleted Bitlocker encrypted partitions. After finding the deleted or lost Bitlocker encrypted partitions, the lost data will be got back from the deleted or lost Bitlocker encrypted partition.

Tutorial: How to recover data from deleted/lost Bitlocker encrypted partition?

If M3 Bitlocker Recovery doesn't find the deleted/lost Bitlocker encrypted partitions, please contact our technical support team for further analysis.

Bitlocker encryption/decryption interrupted, failed

After Bitlocker encryption/decryption failed, stuck, interrupted, paused, frozen, some files have been encrypted, while other files have not encrypted so that you cannot unlock the Bitlocker encrypted drive with the password or recovery key. To access the data, you have to use a Bitlocker drive data recovery software: M3 Bitlocker Recovery which can recover data after Bitlocker encryption/decryption failed, stuck, interrupted, paused, frozen, etc.

Tutorial: How to recover data from after Bitlocker drive encryption interrupted?

Don't have password or 48-digit recovery key, find the Bitlocker recovery solution as below:

If you don't have the correct password or 48-digit recovery key, M3 Bitlocker Recovery cannot break into your Bitlocker encrypted drive, please try the 3rd-party professional Bitlocker password recovery tool and refer to this article: How to unlock Bitlocker encrypted drive without password and recovery key?.

Editor Review

From Softpedia

Softpedia

Recover data from Bitlocker-encrypted partitions after simply entering your recovery key, thanks to this speedy and intuitive tool. Learn more >>

From Softonic

Softonic

M3 Bitlocker Recovery is a tool that can recover damaged drives with Bitlocker encryption. It’s a great tool to use for recovery purposes, however, users should take into consideration the limitations and requirements that tool has in order to make a successful recovery. The drive’s Bitlocker metadata must not be damaged and users must be able to provide the 48-character key. Learn more >>

Bitlocker Data Recovery User Guide

After launching M3 Bitlocker Recovery software, choose the Bitlocker encrypted drive, click Next to enter the password or recovery key and then scan lost data from Bitlocker encrypted drive.

How it works

  • 1
    Download, install, launch

    Download, install and launch M3 Bitlocker Recovery

  • 2
    Select and Scan

    Select the Bitlocker encrypted drive and click Next to enter the password or recovery key.

  • 3
    Recover

    Preview the found files and start Bitlocker data recovery process.

  • Launch M3 Bitlocker Recovery and Select Bitlocker encrypted drive
  • Enter the password or recovery key
  • Recover data from Bitlocker encrypted drive

Tech Specification

Supported storage devices

Hard drive, external hard drive, USB drive, SD card, CF card, memory card, memory stick, etc. (RAID is not included, in most situations, RAID structure was corrupted so that lost data can be recovered after rebuilding RAID correctly)

System Requirements

Supported OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 and Windows Server 2003/2008/2012
Supported file systems: FAT32, NTFS and exFAT.

User Reviews

User comments

Reviews

Ismael Ortiz

2019-08-30 09:31:22

I am currently a onsite IT tech for a construction company in the United States. Recently a one of the Director’s business laptop would not boot up.After troubleshooting the device and further inspection, I noticed that the hard drive was failing. The issue got worse since the user was only going to be in town that day for a university lesson.The expectations were running high! Since this was someone really important in the company, it goes without saying that the files needed to be recovered. I installed a new HDD on his laptop and tried to access his old files through an external reader. To my surprise the drive will not open due to an error with Bit locker! I tried everything to unlock the drive, but the force was not in my side. That was until I downloaded M3 Bit locker Recovery and after a full scan it found and exported all the files that needed to be saved.I was so relieved that it was possible for a piece of software to do this! You guys have saved my life and now my boss thinks I am a genius, but it was all you guys! Trust this program and it will not disappoint!

Gaulin Cyrille

2019-04-26 03:16:23

I bought the Pro version and I get the data recovered from Bitlocker encrypted partition which was mistakely cleaned by diskpart.

Lloyd Walker

2018-12-19 22:17:49

Excellent product, exactly as described. The local Desktop support staff told me my data was lost and there was nothing they could do to help. This software enabled me to recovery all my data from a failed Bitlocker disk. Would strongly recommend the product, its easy to use and well supported.

Jahbuikem Atuadi

2018-12-10 20:54:52

I will like to leave a testimonial on this powerful recovery software. I am really really impressed by what the bitlocker recovery software does. I have serached online to get a solution before buying M3 Bitlocker Recovery software and I was told there was no hope to recovering Users' data. Know I know there hope. Thanks for engineering such a powerful application.

Ryan Dittman

2018-11-12 21:33:32

It worked great! We had restored a VM that had a Bitlocker protected drive – Windows would see the drive as Bitlocker protected but Bitlocker management on the OS would not recognize it – we tried lots of other things but your product was the only thing we found that would help. Thanks!

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What does M3 Bitlocker Recovery Trial version do?

1. Trial version has the ability to scan lost data from Bitlocker encrypted drive.

2. After finding the lost data, Trial version can preview the common file types, including photos, documents, videos, audios so that you can see if your lost files are recoverable before purchasing.

When should I purchase M3 Bitlocker Recovery full version?

After Trial version finds your lost data, you can consider purchasing the full version (Trial version can preview the common file types: photos, documents, videos, audios so that you can see if your lost files are recoverable).

Is there any trial license to test the recovery results before purchasing?

No, but Trial version can preview the common file types, including photos, documents, videos, audios so that you can see if your lost files are recoverable. If the selected txt and photo can be previewed, it will be recovered after purchasing full version.

Can M3 Bitlocker Recovery recover deleted/lost files from C drive that is Bitlocker encrypted?

It depends on whether the deleted/lost files are overwritten or not. Generally speaking, continuing to use this computer is a write operation to C drive after data loss. Once the lost files are overwritten, there is no way to recover them.

I lost the password, where to find my recovery key?

I lost the password and recovery key, can M3 Bitlocker Recovery access Bitlocker encrypted drive?

No, M3 Bitlocker Recovery cannot break into your Bitlocker encrypted drive without the password and recovery key. In this situation, you need a Bitlocker password brute-force cracking tool, refer to: How to unlock Bitlocker encrypted drive without password and recovery key?

I lost documents, videos, photos, audios, etc., but the found files only have .gz and .swf files, should I purchase full version?

No,.swf (a flash file extension) and .gz (a compressed gzip file) are just false positives and totally garbage. In this situation, the lost files cannot be identified properly, please send your data loss details to [email protected] for further analysis and the solution.

My Bitlocker encrypted computer/Surface failed, how to recover data?

We provide M3 Data Recovery WinPE (Download trial version from download page) bootable media to recover data from failed Bitlocker encrypted OS drive, but recovery key is the only way to decrypt data from Bitlocker encrypted OS drive due to TPM (Trusted Platform Modules).

Can I use M3 Bitlocker Recovery Professional to provide the technical service to my clients?

No, but M3 Data Recovery Technician (Has integrated the features of M3 Bitlocker Recovery) allows to provide the technical service to your clients.

Can I recover EFS encrypted files from Bitlocker encrypted drive with M3 Bitlocker Recovery?

No, M3 Bitlocker Recovery doesn't support EFS encryption.

Would M3 Bitlocker Recovery damage my storage device when sccanning?

No. M3 Bitlocker Recovery is a reliable and safe data recovery software, it is read-only for your storage device where lost data, so it wouldn't damage it.

Disk management cannot recognize my storage device, does M3 Bitlocker Recovery recognize it?

No. If disk management cannot recognize your storage device, M3 Bitlocker Recovery cannot recognize it either. In this situation, your storage device should be physically damaged, please send it to a local data recovery service for help.

My Bitlocker encrypted storage device has physically failed, can M3 Bitlocker Recovery help?

No, hardware issue is beyond of any data recovery software, please send it to a local data recovery service for help..

Does M3 Bitlocker Recovery support RAID reconstrucion?

No, please find a RAID reconstrucion software.

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