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How to Recover Deleted/Lost BitLocker Encrypted Partition?

Updated on Tuesday, January 23, 2024

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How to Recover Deleted/Lost BitLocker Encrypted Partition?

Summary: When your BitLocker encrypted partition is accidentally deleted or lost, the BitLocker partition recovery is urgent and completely possible. iBoysoft Data Recovery for Windows is a top-class partition recovery software that helps restore the deleted or lost BitLocker partition without a hitch.

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I have a partition that is BitLocker encrypted for storing personal data. The partition was accidentally deleted while doing a Windows installation (at the screen where I was supposed to select the partition to install). How do I recover the partition such that I can continue to unlock it using my BitLocker password?

Indeed, so many people mentioned that they have suffered from BitLocker encrypted partition missing while the causes include but are not limited to accidental deletion, partition corruption, device power failure, malware infection/attack, etc. 

Take it cool, this article explores how to recover deleted or lost BitLocker encrypted partitions with a stepwise guide. Do not hesitate and follow this guide to grab your lost BitLocker partitions.

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Is the deleted or lost BitLocker encrypted partition recoverable?

The question of whether the deleted or lost BitLocker encrypted partitions are recoverable draws the attention of those people who suffer from partition loss. Luckily, the answer is YES!

As usual, once a partition is deleted, the operating system simply cancels the mark to it and deletes the partition table entry but does not wipe the disk space occupied by the partition, as well as the data saved on it. The space is marked as unallocated instead until it is overwritten with new files and documents. Therefore, it is still possible to recover the lost BitLocker encrypted partitions as you wish.

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How to recover deleted or lost BitLocker encrypted partitions?

Differentiating from the common file recovery, partition recovery concentrates on restoring the lost partition table and structure instead of the files stored on it.

Common data recovery software is not configured with such a function, let alone to recover a BitLocker encrypted partition. That's why a professional BitLocker partition recovery software -- iBoysoft Data Recovery for Windows is necessary here.

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Free download iBoysoft Data Recovery for Windows

iBoysoft Data Recovery for Windows is a professional BitLocker partition recovery software that is configured with advanced algorithms for searching for deleted or lost partitions. Once downloaded, it will scan the whole disk for deleted or lost BitLocker encrypted partitions as intended. When the lost partition has been found, the partition recovery process will be as easy as ABC as long as you have the password or recovery key.

This software supports Windows 11/10/8/7/Vista/XP and Windows Server 2019/2016/2012/2008/2003. On top of all that, a hard drive, external hard drive, USB drive, SD card, CF card, memory card, SanDisk card, memory stick, etc. are supported also (RAID is not included.)

Steps to perform the BitLocker partition recovery on your computer:

1. Free download and install iBoysoft Data Recovery for Windows on your computer.

2. Launch the recovery software on your PC and select Partition Recovery Module from the main window.

How to recover deleted or lost BitLocker encrypted partitions

3. Click Find More Partitions on the interface bottom. 

How to recover deleted or lost BitLocker encrypted partitions

4. Select the drive where you suffer from the partition loss and click Next to begin the disk scanning.

How to recover deleted or lost BitLocker encrypted partitions

5. Select the lost partition and click Next to proceed.

How to recover deleted or lost BitLocker encrypted partitions

6. On the pop-up, enter your password or the 48-digit recovery key to unlock the BitLocker partition. That is to allow the tool to restore the partition and scan files on it.

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7. Click Fix Drive to restore the lost BitLocker partition. If the partition can't be restored, click "Switch to Data Recovery Mode" to recover data on it.

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 Note: Only the partitions that lost the partition table can be restored. Up till now, no tool can fix and restore a partition whose partition structure is already destroyed.

If you have managed to recover the BitLocker encrypted partition on your computer, why not share your happiness with others?

 

What to do if I have no BitLocker encrypted partition password or recovery key?

BitLocker encrypted partition can only be unlocked with the password and 48-digit recovery key. The password is created by the user while the 48-digit recovery key is generated automatically when setting up the BitLocker drive encryption. Furthermore, the numbers and characters of the recovery key are random and have no order at all.

If you have forgotten the BitLocker password, you can attempt with your usual passwords or use some BitLocker password recovery tools to recover it, like BitCracker, Thegrideon BitLocker Password, Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery, Passware Kit, and so on.

If you lost the BitLocker recovery key, you can find it from where you stored it, including a Microsoft account, a USB flash drive, a .txt file, a document, an Active Directory, and an Azure Active Directory account.

The final words

Although BitLocker encryption data/partition recovery differentiates from common data recovery, it's still possible to recover corrupted BitLocker encrypted drives and deleted/lost BitLocker encrypted partitions as long as you have the password or the 48-digit recovery key.

iBoysoft Data Recovery for Windows is an effective deleted/lost solution for missing encrypted partitions. Just feel comfortable using it to complete the BitLocker partition recovery task!

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FAQ about BitLocker partition recovery

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Yes, the BitLocker encrypted data can be recovered as long as the space occupied isn't overwritten by new files and documents. Meanwhile, either a password or a 48-digit recovery key is required to recover data.

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In fact, either the password you created or the recovery key generated automatically by your PC works fine to recover your data from the BitLocker encrypted drive. So if you still have the password, you can recover data from BitLocker encrypted drive. If you have no password, then there is no back door or workaround to perform the recovery task.

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Yes, you can delete a BitLocker partition by formatting on your own.