BitLocker not asking for password, how to recover lost data from BitLocker drive?

Posted by Tim to BitLocker Recovery Tips on October 16th, 2017

I am having problem to my external hard drive which is encrypted using BitLocker, I know my password is 100% correct, but the problem is whenever I plug my external hard drive it doesnt ask for password anymore, instead of asking for BitLocker recovery key... can anyone please help me on how to decrypt my BitLocker encrypted external hard drive, all my memorable photos and videos of my family are saved there.

Solution 1: Unlock BitLocker drive using recovery key

If you have 48-digit BitLocker recovery key, please follow below steps to unlock BitLocker drive:

Step 1. Open Control Panel and find BitLocker Drive Encryption.

Step 2. Find BitLocker drive and then click Unlock Drive.

Step 3. Enter 48-digit BitLocker recovery key to unlock BitLocker drive.

If BitLocker doesn't accept 48-digit BitLocker recovery key, please go to solution 2 to recover lost data from BitLocker drive.

Solution 2: BitLocker drive data recovery

If BitLocker doesn't ask for password or accept recovery key, there are two possible reasons: the file system is corrupt or BitLocker metadata is corrupted. If file system of BitLocker drive is corrupt, recovering data from BitLocker drive is possible, while if BitLocker metadata is corrupted, the lost data cannot be decrypted even if they can be recovered.

M3 BitLocker Recovery is 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 corrupted BitLocker drive, recover lost data from inaccessible BitLocker drive, recover lost data after BitLocker encryption/decryption failed, etc.

Tutorial to recover lost data from BitLocker drive

Step 1: Download, install and launch M3 BitLocker Recovery on your computer.

Step 2: Select the BitLocker drive which you want to recover lost data from and click Next to continue.

BitLocker drive data recovery software

Step 3: Enter the password or 48-digit BitLocker recovery key.

Enter the password to decrypt data

Step 4: Scan the lost data from BitLocker drive.

Scan lost data from BitLocker drive

Step 5: After the lost data is found from BitLocker drive, please select them and click "Recover" to save.

Recover lost data from BitLocker drive

Related articles: