How to recover files from a damaged or corrupted BitLocker encrypted partition?

Updated on May 7, 2019 by Admin to BitLocker Data Recovery Software

Recently, I bought a new computer and i connect my external hard drive to the computer. After I done with the transferring I tried to disconnect it but it said I can't because it's still in use. so, without any hesitated I just plugged out the external HD from the computer and when connected it back to the computer it said that the external HD is corrupted and unreadable. I try to perform a check disk but it won't allow me to do that. It say, it cannot perform the disk check because it can't access the disk. please help me, I have my family and my gf pics in there. I really need it. - www.tomshardware.com

There are many reasons for BitLocker encrypted partition corruption: virus attack, improper shutdown of the computer, pulling out USB drive without safe removal, etc. When a BitLocker encrypted partition is damaged or corrupted, we will not be able to access the partition in Windows even if we have the correct access password. Even more depressing is that we will not be able to run chkdsk.exe to repair the partition because all data on the partition is encrypted with BitLocker, which causes Windows to not recognize the file system on that partition properly. At this point we may think of using data recovery software to recover data. However, all the data on the partition has been encrypted with BitLocker, normal data recovery software cannot recover data from the corrupted BitLocker encrypted partitions.

Are we still able to recover files from a damaged or corrupted BitLocker encrypted partition? The answer is yes. Here we will show you how to use professional BitLocker data Recovery software Hasleo BitLocker Data Recovery to recover files from a damaged or corrupted BitLocker encrypted partition.

Tutorial to recover files from a damaged or corrupted BitLocker encrypted partition.

Step 1: Download, install and run Hasleo BitLocker Data Recovery

Step 2: Select a Location to Scan

1. Please select the damaged or corrupted BitLocker encrypted device, then click "Scan" button to find all BitLocker encrypted partitions on the device.

select drive to scan bitlocker partition

2. A pop-up window will appear asking you to enter the BitLocker password or 48-digit BitLocker recovery key. If you don't want to enter the password or BitLocker recovery key here, just click the "Skip" button to skip it.

enter bitlocker password before scanning

3. Hasleo Data Recovery will list all found BitLocker encrypted partitions on the damaged or corrupted device. If you have entered the password or BitLocker recovery key in the previous step, the password status will show whether the password or BitLocker recovery key matches this partition.

select bitlocker encrypted partition

4. Double click the BitLocker encrypted partition you want to recovery data from. If you have previously entered the password or BitLocker recovery key and the the password or recovery key matches, Hasleo Data Recovery will start scanning lost files. Otherwise, a pop-up window will appear asking you to enter the password or BitLocker recovery key. Enter the password or recovery key and then click "OK" button, Hasleo Data Recovery will start scanning lost files if the password or recovery key matches.

enter bitlocker password

Step 3: Preview and Recover Deleted Files

When the scanning process gets finished, you can filter and preview found files by path and file types. When you locate the files you want, just select them and click on "Recover" button to save them to your hard drive or other storage device. If some files are not found, please click "Deep Scan" button to start the Deep Scan Recovery process, deep scan takes more time, but can find much more lost files.

preview deleted files

 

To sum up, when a BitLocker encrypted partition is damaged or corrupted, we are still able to recover data from the partition by using professional BitLocker data recovery software. Hasleo BitLocker Data Recovery is such a software, it's capable of recovering files from a damaged or corrupted BitLocker encrypted partition with just a few simple steps.