BitLocker Recovery boot disk or USB

Updated by Tim to BitLocker Recovery on April 27th, 2021

iBoysoft Data Recovery provides a bootable BitLocker recovery tool which can recover data from BitLocker encrypted drive after Windows 10 won't boot or Surface Pro won't turn on.

How to create a bootable BitLocker recovery tool?

Step 1: Download the bootable BitLocker recovery tool.

On a healthy computer, download iboysoftdatarecovery.zip file as below.

After extracting iboysoftdatarecovery.zip file, you will see iboysoftdatarecovery.iso (It is a disc image file) in it.

Step 2: Create a bootable BitLocker recovery tool.

1) Download the portable version of the burning tool: Rufus.

2) Launch Rufus.

3) Insert an empty USB drive into your healthy computer. Otherwise, you will lose all data stored in USB drive when being erased during creating a bootable media.

4) Select USB drive in Rufus.

Select USB drive in Rufus

5) Click on Select to choose iboysoftdatarecovery.iso.

Select iso file in Rufus

6) Select MBR as partition scheme.

Select MBR partition scheme in Rufus

All modern computers come equipped with UEFI by default. If your target computer is UEFI (For example, Surface Pro), select GPT as partition scheme at this step.

7) Select BIOS as target system.

Select BIOS as target system in Rufus

Choose UEFI as target system if you choose GPT as partition scheme at the above step 7.

8) Click on Start to create a bootable USB drive.

If you have any problem about creating this bootable USB drive, please feel free to contact [email protected]

How to recover data from BitLocker-encrypted drive with BitLocker recovery boot disk?

Step 1: Set your computer being booted from USB drive.

Step 2: Insert the BitLocker recovery bootable USB drive into your computer.

Step 3: Boot your computer from BitLocker recovery bootable USB drive.

Step 4: After loading iBoysoft Data Recovery successfully, choose BitLocker Recovery module.

Choose BitLocker Recovery module in iBoysoft Data Recovery

Step 5: Select BitLocker encrypted drive and click Next.

Step 6: Enter 48-digit BitLocker recovery key and then click OK.

Enter the password or BitLocker recovery key

Step 7: iBoysoft Data Recovery is scanning lost data from BitLocker encrypted drive.

Scan lost data from BitLocker encrypted drive

Step 8: After scanning, the files will be listed as below window, it is time to purchase iBoysoft Data Recovery.

Recover lost data from BitLocker encrypted drive

Step 9: After purchasing, follow the readme.doc in iboysoftdatarecovery.zip to activate iBoysoft Data Recovery bootable USB drive and then recover data.

After data recovery, it is time to reset the computer or reinstall the operating system and make it working again.