Windows 10: Bitlocker keys: Which one to delete?

Discus and support Bitlocker keys: Which one to delete? in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I noticed that on my Microsoft account I have three Bitlocker recovery keys. Two of them on the account show an upload date, but the third one shows... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Fortitude, Jun 30, 2020.

  1. Fortitude Win User

    Bitlocker keys: Which one to delete?


    I noticed that on my Microsoft account I have three Bitlocker recovery keys. Two of them on the account show an upload date, but the third one shows "Invalid Date". This is the current one. Is there any reason to retain the two keys that are not current or may I delete them?
    Also, why does the current one not show an upload date?

    :)
     
    Fortitude, Jun 30, 2020
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  2. where to find bitlocker key?

    The BitLocker key is in one of the three places that the program suggested to you:

    • In a folder of your choice.
    • Jotted down on a piece of paper.
    • In your Microsoft account (if you have one).
    Which one did you select at the time of encryption?

    Did you create a backup of your data?
     
    Frederik Long, Jun 30, 2020
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  3. Xylee Del Win User
    Xylee Del, Jun 30, 2020
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  4. Bitlocker keys: Which one to delete?

    Bitlocker Key

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your concern. It is good that you know the Bitlocker key to properly get into the computer. To help you turn off the Bitlocker key, you can follow the steps below:

    Please make sure you are signed as the Administrator of the computer.

    To suspend BitLocker Drive Encryption on an operating system drive


    • Click Start, click Control Panel, click
      System and Security
      , and then click BitLocker Drive Encryption.

    • Click Suspend Protection for the operating system drive.

    • A message is displayed, informing you that your data will not be protected while BitLocker is suspended and asking if you want to suspend BitLocker Drive Encryption. Click
      Yes to continue and suspend BitLocker on the drive.

    To turn off BitLocker Drive Encryption


    • Click Start, click Control Panel, click
      System and Security
      , and then click BitLocker Drive Encryption.

    • Find the drive on which you want BitLocker Drive Encryption turned off, and click
      Turn Off BitLocker.

    • A message is displayed, informing you that the drive will be decrypted and that decryption may take some time. Click
      Decrypt the drive to continue and turn off BitLocker on the drive.

    Let us know if this resolves your concern.
     
    Lemuel Cie, Jun 30, 2020
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