How to recover deleted files from Bitlocker encrypted drive?

Posted by Admin to Bitlocker Data Recovery on April 1st, 2014

I have a bitlocker(windows 7 version) encrypted drive with a lot of data. Accidently I deleted a few files in it. I really want it back and there is no other copy. I tried normal recovery softwares and they wont work on bitlocker encrypted drives. Is there any way to recover deleted files from Bitlocker encrypted drive?

The answer is Yes. This article will introduce two solutions to recover deleted files from Bitlocker encrypted drive.

Please note whether lost/deleted files can be recovered from Bitlocker encrypted drive or not depends on whether lost/deleted files have been overwritten or not. Once lost/deleted files are overwritten, it is impossible to recover deleted/lost files from Bitlocker encrypted drive.

If we can unlock Bitlocker encrypted drive with the password or 48-digit recovery key, just a common data recovery software is ok to recover deleted/lost files from Bitlocker encrypted drive according to solution 1. If we cannot unlock Bitlocker encrypted drive with the password or 48-digit recovery key or solution 1 doesn't find any lost files, please try solution 2 to recover deleted/lost files from Bitlocker encrypted drive with professional Bitlocker data recovery software.

Solution 1: Recover deleted files from Bitlocker encrypted drive with common data recovery software

M3 Data Recovery is a professional data recovery software which not only has built-in Data Recovery module to recover data from normal drive, but also has Bitlocker Recovery module to recover data from Bitlocker encrpyted drive.

Tutorial to recover deleted/lost files from Bitlocker encrypted drive with M3 Data Recovery

Step 1: Download and install M3 Data Recovery on your computer.

Step 2: Unlock Bitlocker encrypted drive with the password or 48-digit recovery key. If we cannot unlock Bitlocker encrypted drive with the password or 48-digit recovery key, please go to solution 2.

Step 3: Choose "Data Recovery" module on M3 Data Recovery home window and then select unlocked Bitlocker encrypted drive.

Step 4: Click Next to scan the deleted/lost files from unlocked Bitlocker encrypted drive.

Scan deleted/lost files from unlocked Bitlocker encrypted drive

Step 5: Check the found files in unlocked Bitlocker encrypted drive.

Recover deleted/lost files from unlocked Bitlocker encrypted drive

Step 6: Choose the files we expect and then recover data from unlocked Bitlocker encrypted drive.

Solution 2: Recover deleted/lost files from Bitlocker encrypted drive with professional Bitlocker data recovery software

M3 Data Recovery is also a professional Bitlocker data recovery software which can recover deleted/lost files from Bitlocker encrypted drive, recover data from formatted, inaccessible, corrupted, failed, damaged, deleted or lost Bitlocker encrypted partition, recover data after Bitlocker drive encryption/decryption failed, stuck, froze, etc.

Tutorial for recover deleted/lost files from Bitlocker encrypted drive

Step 1: Choose Bitlocker Recovery module on M3 Data Recovery home window.

Free data recovery software

Step 2: Select Bitlocker encrypted where we lost files.

Select Bitlocker encrypted drive in M3 Data Recovery

Step 3: Click Next and enter the password or 48-digit recovery key.

Enter the password for Bitlocker encrypted drive

Step 4: Scan the deleted/lost files from Bitlocker encrypted drive.

Scan data from Bitlocker encrypted drive

Step 5: After deleted/lost files are found, please select them and click "Recover" to save.

Recover data from Bitlocker encrypted drive