How to use Ontrack EasyRecovery to recover lost data from Bitlocker drive?

Posted by Tim to Bitlocker Recovery Tips on December 9th, 2017

Is there any way to recover lost data from Bitlocker drive with Ontrack EasyRecovery?

Bitlocker data recovery is different from common data recovery, it needs Bitlocker metadata and the password or 48-digit Bitlocker recovery key to decrypt data from Bitlocker drive.

There are two situations for Bitlocker drive data recovery:

1. If Bitlocker drive can be unlocked with the password or 48-digit Bitlocker recovery key, we can use Ontrack EasyRecovery to recover deleted/lost files from Bitlocker drive.

2. If Bitlocker drive is failed, inaccessible, corrupted, we need to use the professional Bitlocker data recovery software (Such as M3 Data Recovery) to recover lost data from Bitlocker drive.

Recover deleted/lost files from Bitlocker drive

If Bitlocker drive can be unlocked with the password or 48-digit Bitlocker recovery key, we can use Ontrack EasyRecovery to recover deleted/lost files from Bitlocker drive with following method:

Step 1: Double click Bitlocker drive in My Computer (This PC) or Disk Management and then enter the password or 48-digit Bitlocker recovery key to unlock Bitlocker drive.

Step 2: After Bitlocker drive is unlocked, please launch Ontrack EasyRecovery.

Step 3: Follow the wizard to scan the unlocked Bitlocker drive like a regular drive.

If Ontrack EasyRecovery fails to find deleted/lost files from Bitlocker drive or the recovered files cannot be opened, please try following solution.

Recover lost data from formatted, inaccessible, failed, corrupted Bitlocker drive

In fact, Ontrack EasyRecovery doesn't have the function to decrypt data from Bitlocker drive, it is why sometimes the recovered files cannot be opened. What's more, there is no way to recover lost data from Bitlocker drive with Ontrack EasyRecovery once Bitlocker drive is failed, inaccessible, corrupted, etc., so in this situation, we have to seek help from the professional Bitlocker data recovery software.

M3 Data Recovery is a professional data recovery software which can recover lost data from inaccessible, failed, corrupted Bitlocker drive, recover lost data from deleted/lost Bitlocker encrypted partition, recover lost data after Bitlocker drive encryption/decryption failed, stuck, interrupted, frozen, etc. as long as we provide the password or 48-digit Bitlocker recovery key.

Tutorial to recover lost data from Bitlocker drive with M3 Data Recovery

Step 1: Install and launch M3 Data Recovery on your computer. After that, please choose Bitlocker Recovery module.

Free data recovery software

Step 2: Please select the Bitlocker drive and click Next to continue.

Select Bitlocker drive

Step 3: Enter the password or Bitlocker recovery key and click OK to scan lost data from Bitlocker drive.

Scan lost data from Bitlocker drive

Step 4: After the lost data is found, please select the files you expect and just click Recover to save them.

Recover lost data from Bitlocker drive

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