Bitlocker drive not recognized, detected, showing up, how to recover lost data?

Posted by Tim to Bitlocker Recovery Tips on September 27th, 2017

Bitlocker encrypted USB flash drive worked well yesterday, today it is not recognized any more. Windows prompts "Drive not formatted, do you want format it now?" when I open it. How should I recover lost data from unrecognized Bitlocker drive?

There are several situations about "Bitlocker drive not recognized, detected, showing up".

1. Bitlocker drive is not accessible

In this situation, My Computer and disk management can recognize Bitlocker drive, but it is not accessible. In other words, the file system is corrupted so that Bitlocker drive is not recognized by Windows, so we have to seek for the help of professional Bitlocker data recovery software to recover lost data from inaccessible Bitlocker drive.

M3 Bitlocker Recovery is such a professional Bitlocker data recovery software which can recover lost data from formatted Bitlocker drive, recover lost data from deleted or lost Bitlocker partition, recover lost data from damaged Bitlocker drive, recover lost data from inaccessible Bitlocker drive, recover lost data after Bitlocker encryption/decryption failed, etc.

2. Bitlocker drive not recognized, detected, showing up in My Computer, disk management displays it as unallocated space

In this situation, Bitlocker encrypted partition has been lost so that My Computer doesn't recognize Bitlocker drive and disk management displays it as unallocated space. Although Bitlocker encrypted partition has been lost, but with the help of M3 Bitlocker Recovery, lost Bitlocker encrypted partition can easily found and then get data back.

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3. Bitlocker drive not recognized, detected, showing up in My Computer, disk management displays it as not initialized

Generally speaking, MBR (Master Boot Record) of Bitlocker drive is corrupted so that Bitlocker drive is not recognized, detected, showing up in My Computer and disk management displays it as not initialized.

In this situation, we can use "Find More Partitions" built-in M3 Bitlocker Recovery to scan previously existing Bitlocker encrypted partition. Once the previously existing Bitlocker encrypted partition is found, the lost data can easily be got back with M3 Bitlocker Recovery.

If Bitlocker encrypted partition is not found by M3 Bitlocker Recovery (In other words, Bitlocker drive may be physically failed), please send Bitlocker drive to a local data recovery service for help.

4. Bitlocker drive not recognized, detected, showing up in My Computer, disk management, device manager or BIOS

If Bitlocker drive is not recognized, detected by My Computer, disk management, device manager or BIOS, it means Bitlocker drive has been physically failed, the best way is to send it to a local data recovery service for help.

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