Hi, there. I have a Seagate external hard drive which is encrypted with BitLocker. This morning an error message said: "drive is inaccessible, the parameter is incorrect", which prevented me from accessing the drive. The drive seemed crashed, but I have many useful files in this drive. Is there any way to recover data from corrupted/failed/crashed BitLocker encrypted drive?
Just like what happened above, it's very dreadful when BitLocker encrypted drive is corrupted/failed/crashed, especially when we have lots of important files on the drive. Don't panic! This post will guide you to recover data from corrupted/failed/crashed BitLocker encrypted drive.
Stop doing any further operation!
The corrupted/failed/crashed BitLocker encrypted drive refers to corrupted file system so that BitLocker encrypted drive is inaccessible. In this situation, if the corrupted/failed/crashed BitLocker encrypted drive contains some useful data, please don't do any further operation, such as formatting. For the sake of data security, we should recover data from corrupted/failed/crashed BitLocker encrypted drive as soon as possible.
Professional BitLocker data recovery software is needed!
Different from common data recovery, data recovery from BitLocker encrypted partition requires the password or 48-digit recovery key to decrypt this partition first. However, most data recovery software is unable to recover files from corrupted BitLocker partition. Thus, professional data recovery software like iBoysoft Data Recovery is needed.
How to recover data from corrupted/failed/crashed BitLocker encrypted drive?
About iBoysoft Data Recovery: best BitLocker data recovery tool for Windows
iBoysoft Data Recovery is professional BitLocker data recovery software, which is able to recover data from BitLocker encrypted partitions. This tool fully supports recovering data from corrupted, failed, crashed BitLocker encrypted partitions. It also can recover files after BitLocker encryption is failed, stuck, interrupted, etc. Moreover, this software can from inaccessible, formatted drives. It's compatible with Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 and Windows Server 2012/2008/2003.
Tutorial to recover data from BitLocker encrypted drive
Step 1: Download, install and launch iBoysoft Data Recovery on your Windows PC.
Step 2: Click BitLocker Data Recovery option at the upper right corner.
Step 3: The program will list all connected drives, and you need to select the drive where your desired BitLocker encrypted partition is located. Then select the Bitlocker encrypted partition where you lost files.
Step 4: Click the Next button, you will be asked to input the password or recovery key to decrpt the data on this drive. Then, click OK on that pop-up window and the program will start scanning the drive.
Step 5: After the scanning process ends, you can preview the results and choose the files you want to get back.
Step 6: Click Recover button to get files back.