How to recover data from formatted Bitlocker encrypted partition/drive?

I encrypted my external hard drive with BitLocker and then I accidently formatted it. I have used few data recovery software, they read all the data, but I cannot open the recovered files. Is there any way I can recover data from formatted Bitlocker encrypted drive?

The answer is YES. M3 Bitlocker Recovery is a professional Bitlocker data recovery software which can recover data from formatted Bitlocker encrypted partition.

Formatted Bitlocker drive data recovery

Formatted Bitlocker partition data recovery depends on whether Bitlocker metadata is intact or not. If the Bitlocker encrypted partition was accidently formatted by Windows built-in format tool under Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10, Windows OS would completely erase Bitlocker metadata (write zero) so that there is no way to recover data from Bitlocker encrypted drive which was formatted by Windows built-in format tool under Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10.

Bitlocker metadata is used to store the password or 48-digit recovery key. If Bitlocker metadata is corrupted, there is no way to decrypt data from Bitlocker encrypted partition.

Bitlocker data recovery software

Unlike common data recovery, Bitlocker data recovery requires intact Bitlocker metadata and password or 48-digit recovery key to decrypt data from Bitlocker encrypted partition, while some common data recovery software (Such as EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard) which declare that it can recover data from formatted Bitlocker encrypted partition, but actually it doesn't have the function to decrypt data from Bitlocker encrypted drive, so choosing and finding a professional Bitlocker data recovery software is important before recovering data from formatted Bitlocker encrypted partition.

M3 Bitlocker Recovery is a professional Bitlocker data recovery software which can recover data from formatted Bitlocker encrypted partition, recover data from corrupted Bitlocker encrypted partition, recover data from damaged Bitlocker encrypted drive, recover data from inaccessible Bitlocker encrypted drive, recover data after Bitlocker drive encryption failed, recover deleted/lost Bitlocker encrypted partition in Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 and Windows Server 2003/2008/2012.

How to recover data from formatted Bitlocker encrypted partition?

There are two solutions to recover data from accidently formatted Bitlocker encrypted drive:

Solution 1: Recover data from Bitlocker encrypted partition that was formatted by accident

If Bitlocker encrypted drive was healthy before accidently formatting, please follow below steps to recover data from accidently formatted Bitlocker encrypted drive.

Step 1: Download, install and launch M3 Bitlocker Recovery on your computer.

Step 2: Select the formatted Bitlocker partition, check deep scan option and click Next to continue.

Formatted Bitlocker drive data recovery software

Step 3: Enter the password or 48-digit recovery key.

M3 Bitlocker Recovery - Enter Bitlocker recovery key or password

If the password or 48-digit recovery key is unknown or lost, please refer to: How to recover Bitlocker drive encryption password I forgot?

Step 4: Scan the lost data from formatted Bitlocker encrypted partition.

Recover data from formatted Bitlocker encrypted partition

Step 5: After the scan completes, please preview the found files, then select them and click "Recover" to start data recovery from formatted Bitlocker partition.

Solution 2: Recover data from inaccessible, unknown, corrupted Bitlocker encrypted drive that was formatted by accident

If Bitlocker encrypted drive was inaccessible, unknown, corrupted before accidently formatting or formatting Bitlocker encrypted partition was cancelled in half way, please follow below steps to recover data from accidently formatted Bitlocker drive.

Step 1: Download, install and launch M3 Bitlocker Recovery on your computer.

Formatted Bitlocker drive data recovery software

Step 2: Click "Find More Partitions" at top right corner.

Step 3: Select the hard drive where had Bitlocker encrypted partition and click Next to find previously exiting Bitlocker encrypted partition.

Scan Bitlocker encrypted partition

Step 4: After previously existing Bitlocker encrypted partition is found, please select it and click Next to continue.

Select Bitlocker encrypted partition

Step 5: Enter the password or 48-digit recovery key to scan lost data.

M3 Bitlocker Recovery - Enter Bitlocker recovery key or password

Step 6: After the scan completes, please preview the found files, then select them and click "Recover" to start data recovery from formatted Bitlocker encrypted partition.