I have a partition which is encrypted by Windows 7 Bitlocker, I reinstall my Windows with Windows 10 , then I lost 2 partitions one is normal and one is encrypted by Bitlocker. Then I use EaseUS Partition Recovery and able to recover data from normal partition but unable to recover the 2nd partition (bitlocked), it shows that patition as free space I use different softwares but unable to recover . Then I convert this free space into one partation without quick format. I use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard but I am only able to recover files but cannot open the recovered files, please help me to recover files.
Why the files recovered from Bitlocker encrypted drive using EaseUS Data Recovery cannot open?
Bitlocker data recovery is different from common data recovery, it needs Bitlocker metadata and the password or 48-digit recovery key to decrypt data from Bitlocker encrypted drive. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard doesn't have the function to decrypt data from Bitlocker encrypted drive, so it is why the files recovered by EaseUS Data Recovery cannot open.
How to recover data from formatted, inaccessible, failed, corrupted Bitlocker encrypted drive?
M3 Data Recovery is a professional data recovery software which can recover data from inaccessible, failed, corrupted Bitlocker encrypted drive, recover data from deleted/lost Bitlocker encrypted partition, recover data after Bitlocker drive encryption/decryption failed, stuck, interrupted, frozen, etc. as long as you provide the password or 48-digit recovery key.
Tutorial to recover data from Bitlocker encrypted drive with M3 Data Recovery
Install and launch M3 Data Recovery on your computer. After that, please choose Bitlocker Recovery module.
Step 1: If your Bitlocker encrypted drive is not lost or deleted, please select the Bitlocker encrypted drive you want to recover data from and click Next to continue.
If your Bitlocker encrypted drive is lost and becomes unallocated space in Disk Management, please click Lost Partition Recovery and choose the whole hard drive to find previous Bitlocker encrypted partition and then extract data, refer to How to recover deleted or lost Bitlocker encrypted drive?
Step 2: Enter the password or recovery key and click OK to scan data from Bitlocker encrypted drive.
Step 3: After the lost data is found, please select the files you expect and just click Recover to save them.
How to recover deleted/lost files from Bitlocker encrypted drive?
If Bitlocker encrypted drive can be unlocked with the password or 48-digit recovery key, we can use common data recovery software: EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard or Data Recovery module built-in M3 Data Recovery to recover deleted/lost files from Bitlocker encrypted drive with following method:
Step 1: Double click Bitlocker encrypted drive in My Computer (This PC) or Disk Management and then enter the password or 48-digit recovery key to unlock Bitlocker encrypted drive.
Step 2: After Bitlocker encrypted drive is unlocked, please launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard or M3 Data Recovery.
Step 3: Follow the wizard to run quick deep or deep scan to find lost data from Bitlocker encrypted drive.