How to recover data from Bitlocker encrypted Windows 7/8 drive?
I encrypted 2TB external hard disk with Bitlocker in Windows 7/8 Enterprise yesterday, today I connect 2TB hard disk to my laptop to unlock drive but Bitlocker drive is not accessible, the parameter is incorrect. Is there any way that I can recover data from Bitlocker encrypted Windows 7/8 partition?
The answer is YES, please follow the solution as below.
"Drive is not accessible, the parameter is incorrect" means the file system has been corrupted so that Bitlocker encrypted Windows 7/8 drive is not accessible, how to access data stored inaccessible Bitlocker encrypted Windows 7/8 drive? In this situation, we have to choose and find a professional data recovery software, but Bitlocker encrypted drive data recovery is not same as common data recovery.
Unlike common data recovery, Bitlocker data recovery requires intact Bitlocker metadata and password or 48-digit recovery key to decrypt data from Bitlocker encrypted partition, while some common data recovery software (Such as EaseUS Data Recovery) which declare that it can recover data from Bitlocker encrypted partition, but actually it doesn't have the function to decrypt data from Bitlocker encrypted drive, so choosing and finding a professional Bitlocker encrypted drive data recovery software is important when encountering the problem of data recovery from Bitlocker encrypted Windows 7/8 drive.
M3 Bitlocker Recovery is such a Bitlocker data recovery software, no matter this drive is encrypted with Bitlocker in Windows 7/8, Windows 8, Windows 10 or Windows Vista, M3 Bitlocker Recovery can easily recover data from formatted, corrupted, damaged, inaccessible, failed, deleted or lost Bitlocker encrypted partition in Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 and Windows Server 2003/2008/2012.
About Windows 7/8 Bitlocker drive encryption
BitLocker drive encryption is a data protection feature available in Windows 7/8 Enterprise and Windows 7/8 Ultimate editions. It is designed to protect data by encrypting the entire volume. By default it uses the AES encryption algorithm in cipher block chaining (CBC, applied to each individual sector) with a 128-bit key.
Having BitLocker integrated with the operating system addresses the threats of data theft or exposure from lost, stolen, or inappropriately decommissioned computers. Data on a lost or stolen computer is vulnerable to unauthorized access, either by running a software-attack tool against it or by transferring the computer's hard disk to a different computer. BitLocker helps mitigate unauthorized data access by enhancing file and system protections. BitLocker also helps render data inaccessible when BitLocker protected computer is decommissioned or recycled.
Tutorial to recover data from Bitlocker encrypted Windows 7/8 drive
Step 1: Download, install and launch M3 Bitlocker Recovery on your computer.
Step 2: Select Bitlocker encrypted Windows 7/8 drive and click Next to continue.
Step 3: Enter the password or 48-digit recovery key to decrypt data from Bitlocker encrypted Windows 7/8 drive.
Step 4: Scan the lost data from Bitlocker encrypted Windows 7/8 drive.
Step 5: After the lost data is found from Bitlocker encrypted Windows 7/8 drive, please select them and click "Recover" to recover them.