Windows 10 BitLocker protected drive is not working, how to recover data?

By Katrina | Posted to to Data Recovery on March 9th, 2018 |

I have a Windows 10 BitLocker protected external hard drive. Yesterday, it stopped working when I connected it to another PC. I have input the correct password or recovery key many times, I still can't unlock the drive. I tried a number of data recovery software, but none of them seemed to scan a BitLocker encrypted drive. Is there any software to recover data from Windows 10 BitLocker protected drive?

BitLocker is an easy-to-use, proprietary encryption program for Windows that can encrypt your entire partition as well as help protect against unauthorized changes to your data such as leaks, theft, loss or virus attack. But sometimes, it's possible that Windows 10 BitLocker protected drive is not working and you are unable to decrypt data from the BitLocker drive.

Can common data recovery software recover data when Windows 10 BitLocker protected drive is not working?

No. Most of data recovery utilities in the market can only recover data from BitLocker encrypted drive after the drive is detected and data is decrypted. They don't support recovering data from undetected, inaccessible or lost BitLocker encrypted drive.

When Windows 10 BitLocker Protected drive is not working, it means that file system of the BitLocker protected drive has been corrupted and the operating system can't recognize the BitLocker encrypted drive. In this situation, professional BitLocker Data Recovery software is required.

How to recover data from Windows 10 BitLocker protected drive?

iBoysoft Data Recovery is professional BitLocker data recovery software which can recover data from Windows 10 BitLocker protected partitions, even when the Windows 10 BitLocker protected partitions are failed, damaged, inaccessible, lost or deleted.

It can also recover data from BitLocker drive encryption failed, stuck, interrupted, frozen, etc. in Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 and Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016/2019.

Tutorial to recover data from BitLocker encrypted drive

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 not working BitLockerencrypted drive

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.

find lost BitLocker encrypted partitions

Step 4: Click Next button, you will be asked to input the correct password or recovery key to decrypt the data from the BitLocker encrypted partition. Then, click OK on that pop-up window and the program will start scanning the drive.

Recover data from formatted BitLocker encrypted drive

Step 5: After the scanning process ends, you can preview the results and choose the files you want to get back by double-clicking the files.

Step 6: Click Recover button to get files back.

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