M3 BitLocker Recovery Online Help

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M3 BitLocker Recovery is a BitLocker recovery software which can recover lost data from formatted, inaccessible, failed, crashed, damaged, corrupted, deleted or lost BitLocker drive, etc. so long as you remember the password or BitLocker recovery key.

Supported Operating Systems

Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 10, including 32 bit and 64 bit.

Supported file systems

FAT16, FAT32, NTFS and exFAT.

Supported storage devices

Hard drive, USB drive, flash drive, SD card, pen drive, etc.

How to activate M3 BitLocker Recovery?

Click "Help" drop-menu -> "Upgrade", enter BitLocker Recovery Professional activation/license key you received and then click Ok button to active M3 BitLocker Recovery and then M3 BitLocker Recovery become full version.

Activate M3 BitLocker Recovery

Activate M3 BitLocker Recovery

How to recover lost data from the corrupted BitLocker drive?

Step 1: Launch M3 BitLocker Recovery.

M3 BitLocker Recovery

Step 2: Choose the corrupted BitLocker drive and click Next.

Deep Scan option can find more files, but will take more time. If normal scan doesn't find your files, please check this option and try again.

Step 3: Enter the password or 48-digit recovery key and click Ok to scan the lost data. Refer to what is a BitLocker recovery key and how to find my lost BitLocker recovery key?.

M3 BitLocker Recovery - Enter BitLocker recovery key or encryption password

If the password or 48-digit recovery key matches, M3 BitLocker Recovery will automatically scan the lost files and folders. Otherwise, M3 BitLocker Recovery will prompt you incorrect password or recovery key. In this situation, please contact [email protected] for further analysis.

Step 4: Scan the lost files from the corrupted BitLocker drive.

Scan data from BitLocker drive

Step 5: After your lost files are found, you can check the found files.

Recover lost data from BitLocker drive

If you are using the trial version, you can preview the documents, photos and play the videos, auideos to see if your lost files are recoverable before purchasing.

How to preview: Right click the selected photo, document, video, audio and select "Preview".

File preview of M3 BitLocker Recovery

If the selected documents, photos, videos, audios can be previewed/played, they will be recovered once you purchase M3 BitLocker Recovery full version.

If the selected files cannot be previewed/played, please check "Revert decryption" option and preview again, otherwise, the selected files cannot be recovered. In this situation, please contact [email protected] for further analysis.

Step 6: Select the needed files and click Recover to start the recovery.

Revert decryption opiton: It is very useful when your BitLocker drive is partially encrypted. If you find some recovered files cannot be opened, check this option and recover them again.

How to recover lost data after the BitLocker encryption/decrytion process stopped working?

The following method is used to recover lost data after BitLocker encryption/decryption process failed, stuck, interrupted, paused, frozen. In this situation, the BitLocker drive is partially encrypted, some files have been encrypted, while other files have not encrypted.

Step 1: Launch M3 BitLocker Recovery.

Step 2: Choose the corrupted BitLocker drive and click Next.

Deep Scan option can find more files, but will take more time. If normal scan doesn't find your files, please check this option and try again.

Step 3: Enter the password or 48-digit recovery key and click Ok to scan the lost data.

If the password or 48-digit recovery key matches, M3 BitLocker Recovery will automatically scan the lost files and folders. Otherwise, M3 BitLocker Recovery will prompt you incorrect password or recovery key. In this situation, please contact [email protected] for further analysis.

Step 4: Scan the lost files from the corrupted BitLocker drive.

Step 5: After your lost files are found, you can check the found files.

If you are using the trial version, you can preview the documents, photos and play the videos, auideos to see if your lost files are recoverable before purchasing.

How to preview: Right click the selected photo, document, video, audio and select "Preview".

File preview of M3 BitLocker Recovery

If the selected documents, photos, videos, audios can be previewed/played, they will be recovered once you purchase M3 BitLocker Recovery full version.

If the selected files cannot be previewed/played, please check "Revert decryption" option and preview again, otherwise, the selected files cannot be recovered. In this situation, please contact [email protected] for further analysis.

Step 6: Select the needed files and click Recover to start the recovery.

Revert decryption opiton: It is very useful when your BitLocker drive is partially encrypted. If you find some recovered files cannot be opened, check this option and recover them again.

Step 7: Manually check the recovered files.

Step 8: Select the files you cannot open at step 6 and 7, check "Revert decryption" option and recover them again.

How to recover lost data from deleted or lost BitLocker drive

Step 1: Click "Find More Partitions" on the top.

Recover deleted or lost BitLocker encrypted partition

Step 2: Choose the hard drive to scan the lost/deleted BitLocker encrypted partition.

Recover deleted or lost BitLocker encrypted partition

Step 3: Once the deleted/lost BitLocker encrypted partition is found, select it and click Next to continue.

Recover deleted or lost BitLocker encrypted partition

Step 4: Enter the password or 48-digit recovery key and click Ok to scan lost data.

Recover deleted or lost BitLocker encrypted partition

If the password or 48-digit recovery key matches, M3 BitLocker Recovery will automatically scan the lost files and folders. Otherwise, M3 BitLocker Recovery will prompt you incorrect password or recovery key. In this situation, please contact [email protected] for further analysis.

Step 5: After your lost files are found, you can check the found files.

Recover lost data from BitLocker drive

If you are using the trial version, you can preview the documents, photos and play the videos, auideos to see if your lost files are recoverable before purchasing.

How to preview: Right click the selected photo, document, video, audio and select "Preview".

File preview of M3 BitLocker Recovery

If the selected documents, photos, videos, audios can be previewed/played, they will be recovered once you purchase M3 BitLocker Recovery full version.

If the selected files cannot be previewed/played, please check "Revert decryption" option and preview again, otherwise, the selected files cannot be recovered. In this situation, please contact [email protected] for further analysis.

Step 6: Select the needed files and click Recover to start the recovery.

How to recover lost data from the formatted BitLocker drive?

Step 1: Launch M3 BitLocker Recovery.

Step 2: Choose the formatted BitLocker drive, check deep scan option and click Next.

If the BitLocker drive was mistakenly formatted by the format tool built-in Windows Vista/7/8/10, formatting has completely erased the BitLocker metadata so that there is no way to recover lost data.

Step 3: Enter the password or 48-digit recovery key and click Ok to scan the lost data.

If the password or 48-digit recovery key matches, M3 BitLocker Recovery will automatically scan the lost files and folders. Otherwise, M3 BitLocker Recovery will prompt you incorrect password or recovery key. In this situation, please contact [email protected] for further analysis.

Step 4: Scan the lost files from the formatted BitLocker drive.

Step 5: After your lost files are found, you can check the found files.

If you are using the trial version, you can preview the documents, photos and play the videos, auideos to see if your lost files are recoverable before purchasing.

How to preview: Right click the selected photo, document, video, audio and select "Preview".

File preview of M3 BitLocker Recovery

If the selected documents, photos, videos, audios can be previewed/played, they will be recovered once you purchase M3 BitLocker Recovery full version.

If the selected files cannot be previewed/played, please check "Revert decryption" option and preview again, otherwise, the selected files cannot be recovered. In this situation, please contact [email protected] for further analysis.

Step 6: Select the needed files and click Recover to start the recovery.

How to recover deleted files from the BitLocker drive?

Whether the deleted files can be recovered or not depends on whether the deleted files have been overwritten by new data or not.

For example:

1. The deleted files were on C drive. After data loss, continuing to use this computer is a write operation to C drive. Once the deleted files are overwritten, recovering the deleted files is impossible.

2. The deleted files were stored on SSD where has enabled TRIM function (Windows 7 and above are set to automatically enable TRIM on SSD. When TRIM is enabled, Windows will send an instruction to your solid-state drive every time you delete a file. The solid-state drive can then automatically erase that file's contents so that they cannot be recovered).

Step 1: Launch M3 BitLocker Recovery.

Step 2: Choose the BitLocker drive and click Next.

Step 3: Enter the password or 48-digit recovery key and click Ok to scan the lost data.

If the password or 48-digit recovery key matches, M3 BitLocker Recovery will automatically scan the deleted files and folders. Otherwise, M3 BitLocker Recovery will prompt you incorrect password or recovery key. In this situation, please contact [email protected] for further analysis.

Step 4: Scan the deleted files from the BitLocker drive.

Step 5: After your deleted files are found, you can check the found files. If the deleted files are not found, please return to main interface and check deep scan option to scan again.

If you are using the trial version, you can preview the documents, photos and play the videos, auideos to see if your lost files are recoverable before purchasing.

How to preview: Right click the selected photo, document, video, audio and select "Preview".

File preview of M3 BitLocker Recovery

If the selected documents, photos, videos, audios can be previewed/played, they will be recovered once you purchase M3 BitLocker Recovery full version, otherwise, the selected files cannot be recovered. In this situation, please contact [email protected] for further analysis.

Step 6: Select the needed files and click Recover to start the recovery.

How to save current scan session for continuous recovery next time?

Click Help menu -> select Save Session to save scan result to a file for continuous recovery next time.

Save session with M3 BitLocker Recovery

When you need continuous recovery without re-scanning, please select BitLocker drive, enter BitLocker recovery key or encryption password and then click Help menu -> select Load Session to load the scan result file.

Video tutorial for how to using M3 BitLocker Recovery

Recover lost data from the inaccessible BitLocker drive

Recover lost data from a deleted or lost BitLocker drive