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Can i recover lost data from encrypted drive by Bitlocker

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  • Hello Dears. I had encrypted my drive by Bitlocker in windows 7. 
    few days after my friend did quick format in my encrypted drive.
    my 300 gb of data lost. and nothing saved
    i remember unlock password. 
    how can i recover my data ??? i need my data
    i tried drive recovering tools (advanced EFS data recovery, easeus . . ,) . but . . . it's encrypted and formatted drive. 
    can i undo quick format and decrypt ???
    sorry my english is not good.
    someone help me please. 
    Sunday, September 20, 2009 10:44 AM

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  • BitLocker is not the cause of failed to recover files. 

    Format a drive will clear all data saved on the hard disk. Thus recovery formatted data will be a hard disk based technology but not related to operation system. There is no build-in data recovery feature in Windows operations. So we will needto use third party recovery tool or contact third party data recovery company for current issue.

    As recovery missing data service will be expensive, we can also check emails and contact friends to see if that can help get a part of files back especially for photos, documents etc.

    Monday, September 21, 2009 9:10 AM
    Moderator

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  • BitLocker is not the cause of failed to recover files. 

    Format a drive will clear all data saved on the hard disk. Thus recovery formatted data will be a hard disk based technology but not related to operation system. There is no build-in data recovery feature in Windows operations. So we will needto use third party recovery tool or contact third party data recovery company for current issue.

    As recovery missing data service will be expensive, we can also check emails and contact friends to see if that can help get a part of files back especially for photos, documents etc.

    Monday, September 21, 2009 9:10 AM
    Moderator
  • You will need your Windows Bitlocker Drive Encryption Key.

    Check the below links for more details:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928201

    http://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-vista-tips/how-to-recover-data-that-is-encrypted-by-bitlocker-part-iv/

    I used once GetDataBack and it helped me recover 95% of my files (http://www.runtime.org/data-recovery-software.htm)
    Good luck
    Cheers
    • Edited by Aiman Wehbe Saturday, February 20, 2010 5:04 PM
    • Proposed as answer by amko77 Saturday, July 12, 2014 11:00 AM
    • Unproposed as answer by amko77 Saturday, July 12, 2014 11:00 AM
    Friday, December 04, 2009 12:44 PM
  • Hi, I have a problem, my hd key recovery requests to turn off Bitlocker. I lost the key and I need to unlock my hd, what to do?

    amp746@hotmail.com
    Brazil
    Friday, January 08, 2010 12:36 AM
  • hello, I got the same problem. please inform me, did you get the solution. I'm in a dire need.

    Sunday, November 11, 2012 4:48 AM
  • Hello Dears. I had encrypted my drive by Bitlocker in windows 7. 
    few days after my friend did quick format in my encrypted drive.

    i remember unlock password & recover password

    how can i recover my data??????

    someone help me please. 
    Friday, July 25, 2014 4:08 PM
  • can you recover the data now ? 
    Tuesday, May 19, 2015 4:55 PM
  • Dear all, I accidentally formatted a bitlocker encrypted partition from my disk, the lost files are very important to me. Is there a solution that I can recovery my data? Please help me.

    Thanks.

    Wednesday, August 09, 2017 6:10 AM