Windows 11, bitlocked
C:\ Drive (I have the bitlocker key and can unencrypt drive).
Onedrive installed, synced to my Docs folder but not signed in to OneDrive account (never signed in).
Uninstalled one drive.
C:\Users\myaccount\OneDrive\Docs folder Shift+deleted to free up space.
C:\Users\myaccount\Docs is now empty!
I have a the bitlocker key, and I can still load into Windows, so I have the option to unecrypt the drive.
I own OnTrack EasyRecovery, so I can perform a recovery with this.
I attempted to recover the deleted files from the original OneDrive folder. OnTrack found them and prompted for the key, and it then proceeded to recover them (to my
D:\ Drive). However, most of the files cannot be read (jpg's, PDF, zip's etc). Plain notepad text files and some smaller image files (icon's gif's mainly seem OK.
I restored within an hour of deletion and the disk has had nothing significant written to it in the meantime, so I should get something, but in 70GB of files, almost nothing.
Should I have attempted recovery on the
C:\Users\myaccount\docs folder instead?
Is this related to Bitlocker, is it related to One Drive encryption or something else.
Should I unencrypt the drive and THEN run OnTrack.
I'm lost as to what the best way to do this is.