I right clicked and checked 'properties' of this Bitlocker encrypted external drive. It showed me Used Space = 0 bytes and Free Space = 0 bytes, file system as 'Unknown (Bitlocker encrypted). How should I access the data stored in it?
In this situation, the file system of Bitlocker encrypted drive is corrupted so that Windows is unable to recognize it and showing unknown file system. It is usually caused by unexpected power failure, improper ejection, file system corruption, virus attack, system crash, Windows update, etc.
When Bitlocker drive is not accessible, the data stored in it cannot be accessible either. We have to format it so that we can access the drive, but the data will be lost once we format inaccessible Bitlocker encrypted partition, so we must recover data firstly before formatting it. How to recover data from inaccessible Bitlocker encrypted drive?