How to repair or recover the corrupted BitLocker encrypted drive?

Updated by Tim to BitLocker Recovery Tips on September 9th, 2020

I corrupted a BitLocker encrypted external hard disk when encrypting it due to power off. The encryption was almost half way done. Now the BitLocker encrypted drive is not accessible in My Computer and disk management shows it as unknown partition. The data is extremely important, so I dont want to resolve in formatting the drive. Is there a way to recover corrupted BitLocker encrypted drive?

How to recover files from corrupted BitLocker encrypted drive?

"Drive is not accessible, the parameter is incorrect" means the file system has been corrupted so that BitLocker encrypted drive is not accessible. In this situation, if you format this corrupted BitLocker encrypted drive, you will lose the data. If you don't format this corrupted BitLocker encrypted drive, you cannot access this BitLocker encrypted drive. How to recover corrupted BitLocker encrypted drive without data loss?

BitLocker data recovery

Unlike common data recovery, BitLocker data recovery requires intact BitLocker metadata and password or 48-digit BitLocker recovery key to decrypt data from BitLocker encrypted drive. While common data recovery software doesn't have this function. It is why you need to find a professional BitLocker data recovery software which can recover data from BitLocker encrypted drive.

BitLocker data recovery software

M3 BitLocker Recovery is a professional BitLocker recovery software which can recover data from formatted, inaccessible, failed, corrupted, damaged, deleted or lost BitLocker encrypted partition.

Tutorial to recover data from the damaged BitLocker encrypted drive

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

Step 2: Select the corrupted BitLocker encrypted drive and click Next to continue.

BitLocker encrypted drive data recovery software

If the damaged BitLocker encrypted drive has bad sectors (hardware issue), please do a sector-level disk clone first and then try M3 BitLocker Recovery.

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

M3 BitLocker Recovery - Enter BitLocker recovery key or password

Step 4: M3 BitLocker Recovery is scanning the data from the corrupted BitLocker encrypted drive.

Scan data from corrupted BitLocker encrypted drive

Step 5: After the your files are found, select them and click "Recover" to start the recovery process.

Recover data from corrupted BitLocker encrypted drive

If some recovered files cannot be opened, check "Revert decryption" option under Help menu and recover them again.

Step 6: After data recovery from the corrupted BitLocker encrypted drive is successfully done, you can format this corrupted BitLocker encrypted drive in My Computer (This PC) or Disk Management. This drive will be working again after the format completes.

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