How to recover data from inaccessible BitLocker encrypted drive?

By Katrina, Posted to Data Recovery on March 1st, 2019 |

Summary: Have you lost any of your important data from an inaccessible BitLocker encrypted drive? Don't panic! Just download the best free data recovery tool below to help you recover data from inaccessible BitLocker encrypted drives. Then follow this guide to fix the issue with ease.

This article talks about:
BitLocker encrypted drive is not accessible.
Why does a BitLocker encrypted drive become inaccessible?
How to recover data from an inaccessible BitLocker encrypted drive?
How to fix BitLocker encrypted drive not accessible issue?
Conclusion

BitLocker encrypted drive not accessible

The BitLocker encryption is one of the most advanced features included with Microsoft Windows versions starting from Windows Vista. By implementing the AES algorithm and CBS (Cipher Block Chaining), it supports a full disk encryption and provide an added layer of security and encryption on a drive.

Even though it empowers users to keep their sensitive data protected, it can also lead to data loss at times. Many users run into problems and lose their important data after their access to a BitLocker encrypted drive partition is denied by Windows 7/8/10/XP.

Why does a BitLocker encrypted drive become not accessible?

The reason is that the file system on the BitLocker encrypted drive gets corrupted and Windows cannot recognize the file system correctly. Such an issue can be caused by virus/malware attacks, abnormal shutdown of the Windows computer, and unplugging a USB drive without a secure ejection, etc.

How to recover data from an inaccessible BitLocker encrypted drive?

If your hard drive has been encrypted by BitLocker and you cannot access it, then you would need to take the assistance of a professional Data Recovery software – iBoysoft Data Recovery. It is powerful BitLocker data recovery software, which is able to recover lost data from formatted, damaged, corrupted, failed, inaccessible BitLocker encrypted drives, recover deleted/lost Bitlocker partitions in Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10.

No matter what situation you are facing, such as the corrupted file system, Bitlocker drive encryption failed/stuck, Bitlocker drive decryption failure, power off, system crash, hard drive crash, virus attack, I/O device error, etc., iBoysoft Data Recovery can get all lost documents, pictures, music files, videos.

Tutorial to recover data from inaccessible BitLocker partitions with iBoysoft Data Recovery:

Step 1: Download, install and launch iBoysoft Data Recovery on your Windows PC.

Step 2: Select Bitlocker Data Recovery option from the interface.

Recover data from BitLocker encrypted drive

Step 3: The program will list all built-in and connected drives . Select the drive that contains the inaccessible BitLocker encrypted partition and then click Next. The Program will start scaning all BitLocker encrypted partitions on the selected drive.

Step 4: When the inaccessible BitLocker partition is listed, you can choose it and click Next. Then you need to input the password or recovery key to decrypt the data on this partition and click OK. The program will start scanning for all lost data on the inaccessible BitLocker encrypted partition.

Recover data from BitLocker encrypted drive

Step 5: After the scanning process ends, you can preview the results. Then choose the files you want to get back and click the Recover button to get files back.

Recover data from BitLocker encrypted drive

How to fix BitLocker encrypted drive not accessible?

After data recovery from inaccessible BitLocker encrypted drive, you can fix BitLocker encrypted drive not accessible issue by reformatting:

Step 1: 1. Right click inaccessible Bitlocker encrypted partition in My Computer (This PC) or Disk Management.

Step 2: Select "Format..." from right-click menu.

Step 3: Enter the related information about format.

Step 4: Click Start button to format inaccessible Bitlocker encrypted partition, the inaccessible BitLocker encrypted partition will be working again after format completes.

Conclusion

This post shows you how to recover data from inaccessible BitLocker encrypted drives and fix the not accessible issue. Hope you have got all lost back after trying the steps above. If you have any question, please don't hesitate to send us email.

Katrina

Katrina is a data recovery expert @iBoysoft who loves to help readers solve various data recovery problems.

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