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Bitlocker Recovery, accidentaly used diskpart clean

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    Bitlocker Recovery, accidentaly used diskpart clean


    Hi everyone, I'm beyond desperate for help. I have a hard drive which had 4 partitions on it, and efi partition, a recovery partition, and 2 partitions which we encrypted with bitlocker. I was trying to clean/repair the efi partition as I was having boot errors... however when I used the clean command I cleaned the entire disk... whoops! I have not overwritten or done anything aside from trying various recovery programs which don't seem to help. They are unable to find any of the bitlocker recovery partitions. I'm assuming I will need to somehow rebuild the partitions using their exact size and locations on the disk before I can get anywhere. I do not recall the exact sizes of the partitions... I know the general size. I don't have my recovery key but I do know my bitlocker password. Would anyone be willing to help a poor soul out, the data on the drive is irreplaceable as my last backup of the data was about 2 months ago, poor practice I know!

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    Posts : 3
    windows 8


    One more note... I tried using m3 bitlocker recovery, lost partition option. It finds my two bitlocker partitions however when I click recover and enter my password I get a "data not found" message, even though the program displays the recovery status as good.
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    I'll recommend you not to do anything after using clean command ,use the EaseUS Partition Master , it is a very user friendly tool . Just simply click on Rebuild option, it'll show you some guessed sizes for recovering partitions
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    Problem solved, got some tech support from the guys at m3 recovery. Not sure what he did, edited some of the hex data... all fixed!
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    windows 10


    Hey ! I'm also in the same trouble, but with a HP 500GB external hard disk Can you plz help me out . I've tried TestDisk too with unluck .
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