Background: What is Bitlocker?

BitLocker is a full disk encryption feature included with selected editions of Windows Vista and later version. It is designed to protect your data as well as help protect against the unauthorized changes to your system.

What is Bitlocker recovery?

BitLocker recovery is a process to restore the data on a corrupted Bitlocker drive when unlocking the drive doesn't work. Bitlocker recovery process requires the password or 48-digit recovery key to decrypt the data from the drive.

Storage options for 48-digit Bitlocker recovery key

A txt file, USB drive, physically printed, Microsoft account or Azure Active Directory account can store Bitlocker recovery key. Learn how to find lost 48-digit recovery key.

The keys to successful Bitlocker Data Recovery

M3 Bitlocker Recovery is a recovery tool to recover lost files from Bitlocker drive after providing password or 48-digit recovery key.

Unlike common data recovery, Bitlocker data recovery requires intact Bitlocker metadata and the password or 48-digit recovery key to decrypt data.

Data drive: The password and 48-digit recovery key are required to decrypt data from the Bitlocker encrypted drive.

OS drive: 48-digit recovery key is the only way to decrypt the data due to trusted platform module. After the Bitlocker encrypted computer or Surface failed/crashed, M3 Data Recovery WinPE bootable media can rescue your data easily.

Password and 48-digit recovery key are not working. When Bitlocker metadata is intact, M3 Bitlocker Recovery can recover data after providing password & 48-digit recovery key.

Physical damage. The hardware issue is beyond any data recovery software. In this case, please send the physically damaged Bitlocker drive to a local professional for data recovery help.

Bitlocker metadata corruption. The Bitlocker metadata was used to store the password and 48-digit recovery key when encrypting the drive. Sometimes, the area on the disk which holds BitLocker metadata was severely damaged or overwritten. In this situation, the lost data cannot be decrypted even if you have the correct password and recovery key.

Password and 48-digit recovery key are lost or unknown. M3 Bitlocker Recovery won't break into your Bitlocker encrypted drive if you lost the password and 48-digit recovery key. This is as much of a policy issue as it is a technological limitation. Maybe the 3rd-party Bitlocker password brute-force cracking tool can recover the forgotten Bitlocker password by running a attack.

Data recovery varies and is a complicated case, we highly suggest you try M3 Bitlocker Recovery before purchasing.

Tips: M3 Bitlocker Recovery Technician has been integrated into M3 Data Recovery Technician.

Have the password or 48-digit recovery key, find the data recovery solution as below:

Bitlocker encrypted drive not accessible

When Bitlocker encrypted drive is not accessible, you have to find a Bitlocker recovery software, such as M3 Bitlocker Recovery. This Bitlocker recovery tool can recover lost data from a corrupted, failed, inaccessible, damaged Bitlocker encrypted drive, etc.

Tutorial: How to recover lost data from an inaccessible Bitlocker encrypted drive?

Formatted Bitlocker encrypted drive by mistake

If Bitlocker drive is formatted by Windows 7/8/10 built-in format tool, formatting has damaged Bitlocker metadata so that lost data cannot be recovered. If you formatted Bitlocker drive through other operating system or other method, try M3 Bitlocker Recovery Trial to recover lost data.

Tutorial: How to recover lost data from a formatted Bitlocker encrypted partition?

Deleted or lost Bitlocker encrypted partition

As a Bitlocker partition recovery software, M3 Bitlocker Recovery can find the deleted or lost Bitlocker encrypted partition and recover data.

Tutorial: How to recover lost data from a deleted/lost Bitlocker encrypted partition?

If M3 Bitlocker Recovery doesn't find the deleted/lost Bitlocker encrypted partitions, please contact [email protected] for further analysis.

Bitlocker encryption/decryption interrupted, failed

After Bitlocker encryption interrupted/stuck or Bitlocker decryption failed, frozen, you cannot unlock that Bitlocker drive. To access the data, you have to use a Bitlocker drive data recovery software: M3 Bitlocker Recovery to recover data.

Tutorial: How to recover lost data after a Bitlocker drive encryption interrupted?

Don't have the password or 48-digit recovery key, find Bitlocker recovery solution as below:

If you don't have the correct password or 48-digit recovery key, M3 Bitlocker Recovery won't break into your Bitlocker drive. In this situation, maybe the 3rd-party professional Bitlocker password recovery tool can recover the forgotten Bitlocker password. Refer to: How to unlock Bitlocker encrypted drive without password and recovery key?

Editor Review

From Softpedia

Softpedia

Recover lost data from Bitlocker-encrypted partitions after simply entering your recovery key, thanks to this speedy and intuitive tool. Learn more >>

From Softonic

Softonic

M3 Bitlocker Recovery is a tool that can recover damaged drives with Bitlocker encryption. It's a great tool to use for recovery purposes. However, users should take into consideration the limitations and requirements that tool has in order to make a successful recovery. The drive's Bitlocker metadata must not be damaged and users must be able to provide the 48-character key. Learn more >>

Bitlocker Data Recovery User Guide

Launch M3 Bitlocker Recovery, choose one Bitlocker drive, click Next to enter password or recovery key and then scan lost data.

How it works

  • 1
    Download, install, launch

    Download, install and launch M3 Bitlocker Recovery

  • 2
    Select and Scan

    Select the Bitlocker encrypted drive and click Next to enter the password or recovery key.

  • 3
    Preview and Recover

    Preview the documents, photos, play the videos, audios and save the recovered files.

  • Launch M3 Bitlocker Recovery and Select Bitlocker encrypted drive
  • Enter the password or recovery key
  • Recover lost data from Bitlocker encrypted drive

Tech Specification

Supported storage devices

Hard drive, external hard drive, USB flash drive, SD card, etc. (RAID is not included). In most situations, RAID structure was corrupted so that lost data can be recovered after rebuilding RAID correctly.

System Requirements

Supported OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 and Windows Server 2003/2008/2012
Supported file systems: FAT32, NTFS and exFAT.

User Reviews

User comments

Reviews

TaraNoble

2019-10-29 13:20:36

My great organization allows us to use hardware encrypted hard drives, then throws bitlocker on top of that. While copying data off the drive my computer hiccupped and all of the sudden my drive structure was corrupted and I could not access all my data. 1.1TB of work data that I had collected over the years and had not had a chance to backup was now inaccessible. I tried every trick I knew, but thanks to bitlocker I could not recover. I stumbled across this software and decided to give it a try. I am totally amazed. The free trial scanned and collected all the data from the drive (i knew my bitlocker password, and had the recovery key just in case). It was not a speedy process due to the amount of data, but I can preview every file, just waiting for it to finish so I can restore fully. Ya'll saved me hours of tears, heartache, and frustration.

theboot

2019-10-17 11:38:17

After watching a company video on data security I decided I should encrypt my primary work SD card using bitlocker. During the encryption process something happened and my card became inaccessible even with my bitlocker key. I tried everything. I was so angry at stupid bitlocker because I had so many work files that I could not access. I found M3 and decided to pony up the $$ to try and get my files back. I am extremely glad I did. Worked like a charm and I have all of my files back. And it was extremely easy to use! What a great tool. Thank you M3! And screw you windows bitlocker: I'll never use that encryption method again.

Ismael Ortiz

2019-08-30 09:31:22

I am currently a onsite IT tech for a construction company in the United States. Recently a one of the directory€™s business laptop would not boot up. After troubleshooting the device and further inspection, I noticed that the hard drive was failing. The issue got worse since the user was only going to be in town that day for a university lesson. The expectations were running high! Since this was someone really important in the company, it goes without saying that the files needed to be recovered. I installed a new HDD on his laptop and tried to access his old files through an external reader. To my surprise the drive will not open due to an error with Bit locker! I tried everything to unlock the drive, but the force was not in my side. That was until I downloaded M3 Bit locker Recovery and after a full scan it found and exported all the files that needed to be saved. I was so relieved that it was possible for a piece of software to do this! You guys have saved my life and now my boss thinks I am a genius, but it was all you guys! Trust this program and it will not disappoint!

Gaulin Cyrille

2019-04-26 03:16:23

I bought the Pro version and I get the data recovered from Bitlocker encrypted partition which was mistakenly cleaned by diskpart.

Lloyd Walker

2018-12-19 22:17:49

Excellent product, exactly as described. The local Desktop support staff told me my data was lost and there was nothing they could do to help. This software enabled me to recovery all my data from a failed Bitlocker disk. Would strongly recommend the product, it’s easy to use and well supported.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What does M3 Bitlocker Recovery Trial version do?

1. Trial version has the ability to scan lost data from Bitlocker encrypted drive.

2. After finding the lost data, Trial version can preview the common file types, including photos, documents, videos, audios so that you can see if your lost files are recoverable before purchasing.

When should I purchase M3 Bitlocker Recovery full version?

After Trial version finds your lost data, you can consider purchasing the full version. Trial version can preview the common file types: photos, documents, videos, audios so that you can see if your lost files are recoverable, refer to file preview.

Is there any trial license to test the recovery results before purchasing?

No, but Trial version can preview the common file types, including photos, documents, videos, audios so that you can see if your lost files are recoverable. If the selected files can be previewed, it will be recovered after purchasing full version. Refer to file preview.

Can M3 Bitlocker Recovery recover deleted/lost files from C drive that is Bitlocker encrypted?

It depends on whether the deleted/lost files are overwritten or not. Generally speaking, continuing to use this computer is a write operation to C drive after data loss. Once the lost files are overwritten, there is no way to recover them.

I lost the password, where to find my recovery key?

I lost the password and recovery key, can M3 Bitlocker Recovery access Bitlocker encrypted drive?

No, M3 Bitlocker Recovery cannot break into your Bitlocker encrypted drive without the password and recovery key. In this situation, you need a Bitlocker password brute-force cracking tool, refer to: How to unlock Bitlocker encrypted drive without password and recovery key?

I lost documents, videos, photos, audios, etc., but the found files only have .gz and .swf files, should I purchase full version?

No,.swf (a flash file extension) and .gz (a compressed gzip file) are just false positives and totally garbage. In this situation, the lost files cannot be identified properly, please send your data loss details to [email protected] for further analysis and the solution.

My Bitlocker encrypted computer/Surface failed, how to recover lost data?

We provide M3 Data Recovery WinPE (Download trial version from download page) bootable media to recover lost data from failed Bitlocker encrypted OS drive, but recovery key is the only way to decrypt data from Bitlocker encrypted OS drive due to TPM (Trusted Platform Modules).

Can I use M3 Bitlocker Recovery Professional to provide the technical service to my clients?

No, but M3 Data Recovery Technician (Has integrated the features of M3 Bitlocker Recovery) allows to provide the technical service to your clients.

Can I recover EFS encrypted files from Bitlocker encrypted drive with M3 Bitlocker Recovery?

No, M3 Bitlocker Recovery doesn't support EFS encryption.

Would M3 Bitlocker Recovery damage my storage device when sccanning?

No. M3 Bitlocker Recovery is a reliable and safe data recovery software, it is read-only for your storage device where lost data, so it wouldn't damage it.

Disk management cannot recognize my storage device, does M3 Bitlocker Recovery recognize it?

No. If disk management cannot recognize your storage device, M3 Bitlocker Recovery cannot recognize it either. In this situation, your storage device should be physically damaged, please send it to a local data recovery service for help.

My Bitlocker encrypted storage device has physically failed, can M3 Bitlocker Recovery help?

No, hardware issue is beyond of any data recovery software, please send it to a local data recovery service for help..

Does M3 Bitlocker Recovery support RAID reconstrucion?

No, please find a RAID reconstrucion software.

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