Recover Data from Formatted BitLocker Encrypted Drive


Best Software to Perform Formatted BitLocker Hard Drive Recovery

One can encrypt any confidential data stored on the hard drive using the BitLocker encryption provided by Microsoft. The bit locker drives are created with “Encryption Password” / “User Password” & “Encryption Key” which can be stored in system memory or other external drives (like Pen drives to create a backup). However, at unfortunate times, you might accidentally format the BitLocker encrypted hard drive and lose the entire drive data. Restoration of the BitLocker drive indeed sounds tricky to many but here is an excellent approach to unformat the BitLocker Encrypted Drive i.e., via the Recover Formatted software.

How does Recover Formatted tool help to get off data from BitLocker HDD?

The data on the BitLocker hard disk is not immediately removed after formatting. Instead of wiping the data, the OS removes only the reference or the index to the files stored on the disk. Therefore, the data won't appear on the interface but resides internally on the disk until they are overwritten by new files. You should stop adding new files to the disk soon after formatting. Once the drive gets overwritten, the data loss is permanent. However, there is no such option available on your system that can unformat the drive data. With the help of powerful tools like Recover Formatted software, you can instantly revive the data from the BitLocker drives.

Recover Formatted offers the easiest and risk-free means to regain the encrypted HDD data using its advanced scan algorithms. It operates in a read-only mode and will not modify the original file contents. This software has been specially designed to get back files from both encrypted as well as a non-encrypted hard drive. It allows you to restore data from damaged or inaccessible Bitlocker encrypted NTFS, NTFS5, FAT16, FAT32, and exFAT file systems. To know more about NTFS drive recovery, click here http://www.recoverformatted.com/ntfs-partition.html.

Recover Formatted software works well in the following situations of data loss from the Bit Locker Encrypted drive

  • Unintentional formatting the BitLocker hard drive while renaming or copying data
  • Severe virus or malware attacks that corrupt the BitLocker encrypted drive leading to data loss.
  • Any sort of interruptions while transferring data from BitLocker hard drive to another storage device
  • File system corruptions, partitioning errors, bad sectors, software conflicts, and other reasons

Other excellent features of the Recover Formatted software

  • Restores data from the formatted hard drive of various types such as SATA, SCSI, IDE, PATA, etc. from various brands like Maxtor, Hitachi, Buffalo, Kingston, Transcend, WD, Seagate, Hitachi, and others with utmost ease
  • Fully compatible with all Windows OS editions- Windows 7, 8, 10, Vista, XP, and Server editions
  • Revives files and folders from the encrypted drives without modifying the original contents
  • The program can also be availed in a demo version
  • Displays the scan results in a preview window (even in the demo version)
  • Helps to restore data from laptop drives and desktop drives

Steps to recover data from the formatted BitLocker encrypted drive

Step 1: Open the Recover Formatted software on the system.

Step 2: Opt Recover Files option on the main screen.

Step 3: Browse the encrypted HD drive for scanning and click on the Scan button.

Main Window

Fig A: Main Window

Step 4: The tool starts extracting data from the BitLocker drive.

Scanning in Progress

Fig B: Scanning in Progress

Step 5: Review the restored files under Data View and File Type View layouts.

List of Restored Files

Fig C: List of Restored Files

Step 6: Preview the restored data from the BitLocker hard disk and mark the required files for saving.

Preview Recovered Data

Fig D: Preview Recovered Files

Step 7: Mention the output folder location to save the data fetched from the BitLocker HD disk.

Saving Recovered Data

Fig E: Save the Recovered Data

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