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How to recover data from BitLocker encrypted drive?

 Modified on: July 26, 2021 |    23350 views

Stellar Data Recovery software recovers lost, deleted, and inaccessible data from BitLocker encrypted Windows storage media. You can recover almost any file type from an encrypted or password-protected storage drive by following these steps:

Also check out the video guide here:


1. Install and launch Stellar Data Recovery Professional software.

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2. From ‘Select What to Recover’ screen, choose the file type(s) you want to recover and click ‘Next’.

What to recovery

3. Choose BitLocker encrypted Windows drive volume and click ‘Scan’.


4. The software prompts and asks for BitLocker password. Enter the encryption password to grant access and scan the drive. You can also scan bit locker drive by putting bitlocker recovery key as well in text field.



Note: If you do not know or remember the BitLocker password, you cannot recover data from the encrypted storage media.


5. After scan, you can preview the files. Then choose the data you want to recover.

6. If you are not able to find desired files, click ‘Click Here’ link at the bottom to run a ‘Deep Scan’.


7. After Deep Scan, select the desired files and click on ‘Recover’ button.

8. Click ‘Browse’ to choose a location to save files. Use an external hard drive to save recovered data.

Destination Select

9. Finally, click ‘Start Saving’ to save recovered data.



2 User Comments

How do I get the BitLocker password?


Chinomnso Chinazum Onwubiko



Dear Chinomnso,

Thank you for your comment.

We would like to inform you that if you do not know the BitLocker password of your drive then we request you to check it with the manufacturer of the drive.

Moreover, you may visit the internet to find other options.


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