Bitlocker partition deleted by Mac

Using TestDisk to repair the filesystem
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Bitlocker partition deleted by Mac

#1 Post by lucidgroove »

I have a Buffalo 1TB external USB3/TBOLT drive. I created 2 partitions, 600GB for NTFS and the rest for Mac backups. I used Bitlocker from Win 7 Pro to encrypt the NTFS partition.

Yesterday I plugged it into the Mac and it told me i needed to verify the TBOLT part of the disc which I did. It said to fixed it. When I plugged it back into the PC, I got the "Do you want to initialize...format message". I did a quick format NTFS.

So I have been trying a bunch of apps including TestDisk. I know the data is there, because I ran M3 Bitlocker Recovery and it found all my files. It is just that they want $160 to recover 259GB/260GB... My thinking is if they can do it, it can be done.

TestDisk isn't finding anything using a few different methods. Since it was encrypted, does that prevent TestDisk from finding the partition?