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External USB Drive with BitLocker To Go Encryption Accidently Formatted

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  • Hi,

    My external hard drive (2TB Toshiba USB 3.0) with BitLocker To Go encryption was accidentally formatted using Windows ‘Quick Format’ option.  My PC is running Windows 7 Home Premium.

    I do have the following details in relation to the BitLocker encryption for this drive;
    - BitLocker Recovery Key
    - Full Recovery Key Identification
    - BitLocker Password

    Is there any way to restore the external drive to the ‘pre-format’ state so that I can recover/access the data?

    The drive is in a good health, … always removed safely by ejecting from notification area and chkdsk has no errors, … unfortunately data wasn’t backed up as I was in process of migrating to new PC and accidentally deleted the master back-up .

    Any help or suggestions would be greatly welcomed.
    Tuesday, January 3, 2017 2:14 AM

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