How to use Recuva to recover lost data from BitLocker encrypted drive?

Posted by Tim to Data Recovery Tips on December 9th, 2015

I've lost my data from BitLocker encrypted drive accidentally, is there any way to recover the lost data? I used recuva, but nothing is showing a single file. Help me recover my data please.

There are two situations for BitLocker encrypted drive data recovery:

1. If BitLocker encrypted drive can be unlocked with the password or 48-digit BitLocker recovery key, we can use Recuva to recover lost data from BitLocker encrypted drive.

2. If BitLocker encrypted drive is failed, inaccessible, corrupted, we need to use the professional BitLocker data recovery software (Such as M3 Data Recovery) to recover lost data from BitLocker encrypted drive.

Recover deleted/lost files from BitLocker encrypted drive

If BitLocker encrypted drive can be unlocked with the password or 48-digit BitLocker recovery key, we can use Recuva to recover lost data 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 BitLocker recovery key to unlock BitLocker encrypted drive.

Step 2: After BitLocker encrypted drive is unlocked, please launch Recuva.

Step 3: Follow the wizard to run quick deep or deep scan to find lost data from BitLocker encrypted drive.

If Recuva fails to find lost data from BitLocker encrypted drive or the recovered files cannot open, please try following solution.

Recover lost data from formatted, inaccessible, failed, corrupted BitLocker encrypted drive

M3 Data Recovery is a professional data recovery software which can recover lost data from inaccessible, failed, corrupted BitLocker encrypted drive, recover lost data from deleted/lost BitLocker encrypted partition, recover lost data after BitLocker drive encryption/decryption failed, stuck, interrupted, frozen, etc.

Tutorial to recover lost data from BitLocker encrypted drive with M3 Data Recovery

Step 1: Install and launch M3 Data Recovery on your computer.

Step 2: Choose the BitLocker Recovery module.

Free data recovery software

Step 3: Select the BitLocker encrypted drive you want to recover lost data from and click Next to continue.

Select BitLocker encrypted drive

Tips: If your BitLocker encrypted drive are not detected by M3 Data Recovery, we think your BitLocker encrypted drive is lost, please use "Find More Partitions" built-in BitLocker Recovery module and refer to How to recover deleted or lost BitLocker encrypted drive?

Step 4: Enter the password or 48-digit BitLocker recovery key and click OK to scan lost data from BitLocker encrypted drive.

Scan lost data from BitLocker encrypted drive

Step 5: After the lost data is found, please select the files you expect and just click Recover to save them.

Recover lost data from BitLocker encrypted drive

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