Restoring Data from Windows 7 BitLocker Encrypted Partition

Microsoft has introduced so many exclusive features with its latest operating systems i.e. Windows 7, Windows 8 and Window8.1. Most of the PC users and business organizations are working with Windows 7 as it offers fastest booting and high performance at work. One more advanced feature provided in windows 7 is, BitLocker Encryption utility. With this program, Windows 7 users can encrypt t drive with password. It is certainly a very helpful feature that empowers users to keep their sensitive data protected. However, many users run into problem and lose their important data on Windows 7 after they lose access to a BitLocker encrypted partition on Windows 7.

Recovering data from BitLocker encrypted Windows 7 partition if it is inaccessible due to corruption/damage issues!

Sometimes, you may not be able to access Windows 7 partition you have encrypted with BitLocker Drive Encryption algorithm, if the hard disk is severely corrupted or damaged. In such case, you can refer The BitLocker repair program (Repair-bde) that is included with Windows 7. Followings are the steps you need to practice for restoring data from inaccessible BitLocker encrypted partition:

  • Launch Command Prompt window as an administrator
  • Type following commands to repair BitLocker encrypted partition by using Repair-bde:
    • If you have recovery password type “repair-bde C: Z: -rp 062612-026103-175593-225830-027357-086526-362263-513414”
    • If you have recovery key type “repair-bde C: Z: -rk F:\RecoveryKey.bek”

Here “F:\RecoveryKey.bek” refers the location of recovery key file. Above solution is applicable if the partition is damaged or inaccessible. But you may run into a serious problem, if you don’t have lost information about the Recovery Key and Recovery Key File Location.

Most of the users get disappointed when they are not allowed to access BitLocker encrypted partition in the absence of password, recovery key or recovery key file location. In such circumstances, many users attempt to format Windows 7 partition and hence lose entire data. Problem gets severe if no back up is available here you need an efficient partition data recovery program to restore lost data from BitLocker encrypted partition.

BitLocker Encrypted Drive Recovery Software!

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery is an advanced and secure program to recover lost or missing data from BitLocker encrypted hard drive partition on Windows 7. It has sophisticated drive scanning features to perform data recovery from formatted, corrupted, damaged or inaccessible FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5, ExFAT and ReFS hard drive partitions on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and 2008 OS installed hard drives. Moreover, you can utilize this utility to restore files from MacAfee encrypted hard drive, Sophos encrypted hard drive and from hard drives protected with popular drive encryption programs. This is very easy to use application that supports data recovery from BitLocker encrypted hard drive partitions, USB drives, external HDDs, SSDs and other storage devices.

Simple steps to use the software

  • Download Yodot Hard Drive Recovery program to your Windows 7 computer
  • Install the application (Not to that BitLocker encrypted partition) and launch it to open main wizard
  • You get two powerful recovery options, i.e.“Partition Recovery” and “Formatted/ Reformatted Recovery”
  • If you have formatted encrypted partition, click on “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery” option otherwise select “Partition Recovery” option
  • Then application scans Windows 7 computer and displays all the partitions. Select particular BitLocker encrypted partition and hit “Next”
  • You can select the file types to be recovered otherwise click on “Skip” to choose all the file types by default
  • Let the application initiate scanning of the BitLocker encrypted partition on Windows 7 PC
  • When scanning process comes to an end a window is displayed showing all the retrieved files in two different view types; “Data Type” and “File Type”
  • Select files which you want to restore and browse for a destination location on your computer or on external storage media (Not the same partition) to save all selected files
  • Click on Save button to finalize process of data recovery from BitLocker encrypted partition on Windows 7

Don’t Forget!

  • When you apply BitLocker encryption to partition on Windows 7 hard drive, save information about Recovery Password and key File location to a safe location
  • Create back up of important data that is saved on BitLocker encrypted partition

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