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My hard drive had 5 partitions(including 1(some 4-5GB) bit locker encrypted one). When I used disk mgmt I could view 2 partitions(24.4GB and 8.94GB) in green colour labeled Empty space.

So, I wanted to merge them and I used minitool partition wizard for the purpose. I don't know, what that software did, but all I was left with 2 partitions and lots of green free space.

I recovered 2 partitions using EaseUS partition master, but the bitlocker encrypted partition cannot be searched by it(and also minitool partition recovery).

Now, the disk mgmt shows 2 free space partitions of 28.36GB and 8.94GB respectively. Here is a screenshot http://s14.postimage.org/4tvij041t/Screen_Shot003.jpg

Please, tell me a way to recover the bitlocker encrypted partition that is showing as a free space in disk management. P.S. - It contains very important data.

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BitLocker cannot be recovered without the certificate created with it, and the data currently in tact. That's part of their security.

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So, wouldn't it work even if I have the recovery key?? –  Atishay Jain May 27 '12 at 6:01
You would need an exact image of the data to apply the key to –  Canadian Luke May 27 '12 at 7:16
Chances of recovery occur bleak now. Will Microsoft support be of some help? –  Atishay Jain May 27 '12 at 13:03
Just to tell you to backup next time, or don't touch partitions –  Canadian Luke May 27 '12 at 17:25

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