How to Extract Data from Formatted Encrypted Drive?

“Help me friends!! I am facing a new issue, which I never faced before. I had encrypted my logical drives on system for the sake of data security. But, yesterday I committed a mistake, I accidentally formatted drive “D:” instead of “E”. Now my question is “Is it possible to recover encrypted drive?” please help out me with your reply……”

The strongest protection provided by Windows system to secure your information is encryption. Encryption plays a major role at the place where multiple users have access to same system or drive carrying essential data. It is a way to protect files from unwanted access.

But sometimes you may face a situation as mentioned above. In such case, if you are a common user, it is not possible to get back data from encrypted drive. If you apply wrong procedure or if you use unauthorized application to recover data, then there is chance to lose data permanently from that encrypted drive. Let us know some other factors that may lead to loss of data from encrypted hard drive:

  • Improper installation or upgrade of OS in system may result in loss of encrypted drive data
  • Operating system crash
  • System hard drive failure or hard drive crash
  • Severe virus infection

Software to restore data from formatted encrypted drive:

Use Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software to recover data from encrypted formatted hard drive on Windows system. This software can extract data within few mouse clicks effectively. Efficient disk scanning algorithm of this software will scan each sector of hard drive to retrieve deleted or missing data. It can restore data from all types of hard drive such as SATA, USB, IDE, SAS, SCSI, etc. Also, it can efficiently get back data from formatted, crashed, failed, unreadable, inaccessible, unbootable, corrupted hard drive. Also, it can recover data after format error, blue screen of death, OS crash, etc. Apart from formatted or corrupt hard drive, it helps to perform data recovery from USB drive, flash drive and other external hard drives. This software is compatible with all versions of Windows OS based laptops and PCs such as Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2003 and 2008.

Procedure to get back data from formatted encrypted HDD:

  • Install Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software on your Windows computer
  • Soon after installation, run the application in order to start recovery process
  • First screen of this software will come up with two options “Partition Recovery” and “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery”
  • Choose “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery” option to retrieve data from formatted encrypted partition
  • Next this program will display list of logical and external drive present in system
  • Select the one which needs to be recovered
  • Pick the required files or else click on “Skip” button to select all files
  • Then software will start scanning process, wait for few minutes till it gets completed
  • Then retrieved files will be display in two view types such as “Data view” and “File Type View”
  • Finally, save extracted files to a desired location


  • While formatting hard drive or specific partition, be careful while not to select wrong partition
  • Follow proper method to install OS in your system as it may lead to deletion of partition from hard drive in future
  • Always use updated antivirus software in system

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