Recover BitLocker volume information from a damaged hard drive RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi!

    I am running Windows 7 Enterprise with Bitlocker.

    Unfortunately I ran into problems booting up and eventually it looked like the harddrive (SSD) was malfunctioning. My backup solution was fresh so I haven't given it much thought, just replaced the drive, but I would still like to know if it's possible to recover data from the drive while it's encrypted with Bitlocker?

    I have searched the net for info but none of them seem to focus on my problem; the drive itself shows no volume information, so I'm unable to run any decryption protocols on it. Therefore I'm unable to run any recovery software on it either.

    I'm afraid I might've made the situation worse with my attempts at recovery, but still, any help is appreciated!

    Best Regards,


    Saturday, September 19, 2015 6:04 AM

All replies

  • Hi Heini,

    During my research, we could recover your BitLocker drive with BitLocker Repair Tool. Please refer to below link about how to using the BitLocker Repair Tool to Recover a Drive:

    Moreover, here's an article about How Do You Want to Recover BitLocker-Protected Drives, for your reference:

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    Allen Wang
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    Tuesday, September 22, 2015 8:40 AM
  • Hi,

    thank you for your answer.

    "the drive itself shows no volume information, so I'm unable to run any decryption protocols on it"

    Because of no partition/volume information, I was unable to use the repair tool. That was among the first suggestions I ran into when looking for information of course. I even tried to recreate the partition table and structure but could not get it working.

    I did try to do quite extensive research regarding this subject and couldn't find a suitable way to handle it, so I suppose this thread can be considered closed :)

    Sunday, September 27, 2015 7:15 AM