I use Bitlocker Drive Encryption to lock one partion. Everything goes well, but after I send my Dell Inspiron Laptop in warranty they changed motherboard and Bitlocker doesn't recognize correct password or recovery key. I am sure that my password is correct. My warranty changed just my motherboard and they don.t change nothing in my hard drive. I didn't reinstall my Windows. How can I access data in Bitlocker encrypted drive?
I was using Windows 10 normally with Bitlocker Drive Encryption. I started having problems. I tried to fix it, failed, and eventually decided to reinstall Windows. After reinstalling Windows, I installed everything again and noticed that Bitlocker doesn't recognize correct password or recovery key. Anyways, I need this fixed so I can access my data again.
It feels dreadful when Bitlocker doesn't recognize correct password or recovery key. Especially it means that you can't access data on this Bitlocker encrypted drive. Here are some instructions on what you can do when Bitlocker doesn't accept your password or recovery key.
Check if your Windows has enabled Bitlocker Drive Encryption feature
Your Windows may not have enabled Bitlocker Drive Encryption feature yet. Bitlocker Drive Encryption feature is built into Windows 10 Professional and Enterprise, Windows 8/8.1 Professional and Enterprise, Windows 7 Ultimate and Enterprise, Windows Vista Ultimate and Enterprise only. You can test if you have Bitlocker Drive Encryption available on your version of Windows by doing this simple test. Go to This PC\My Computer and right-click the C (or D or E) drive. If Bitlocker is available, then you should see the option Turn on Bitlocker on the Right-click menu. If not, please connect this Bitlocker encrypted drive to another computer which has built-in Bitlocker Drive Encryption feature and check, if Bitlocker still doesn't accept password or recovery key, this Bitlocker encrypted drive should be damaged.
M3 Bitlocker Recovery is a professional Bitlocker data recovery software which can help you recover data from damaged, corrupted, failed, inaccessible or lost Bitlocker encrypted partition as long as the Bitlocker encrypted drive is not physically damaged.
Tutorial to recover data from damaged Bitlocker encrypted drive
Step 1: Download, install and launch M3 Bitlocker Recovery on your computer.
Step 2: Select the damaged Bitlocker drive which you want to recover data from and click Next to continue.