Windows 10: BitLocker Recovery Questions

Discus and support BitLocker Recovery Questions in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I just have a few basic questions about BitLocker: - I was just wondering what happens if I lose my password and recovery key. Would I (or someone... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by meridius, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. meridius Win User

    BitLocker Recovery Questions


    I just have a few basic questions about BitLocker:

    - I was just wondering what happens if I lose my password and recovery key. Would I (or someone else) be able to access my HDD (I hope not...)?

    - If my hardware failed (except for my HDD) and I attached my HDD to another computer either internally or externally through a caddy with a USB cable would I be able to access my HDD with only my BitLocker password or would I also need the recovery key?

    - Can BitLocker ever become corrupt to the point where one cannot access a BitLocker encrypted HDD?

    Many thanks for any advice.

    :)
     
    meridius, Jul 8, 2019
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  2. bitlocker recovery key

    Hi Singh,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    In order to get clarity on this issue and assist you with appropriate troubleshooting steps, please reply with the answers to the questions below.

    1. Are you not able login to your computer due to BitLocker Recovery Key?
    2. Did you ever setup BitLocker Recovery Key on your computer?
    3. Are you not able to login to your Microsoft Account to find the BitLocker Recovery Key?
    4. Are you using Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Professional?

    Meanwhile, try finding BitLocker Recovery Key if you have ever setup BitLocker Recovery Key for your computer.

    Please elaborate on the issue, so that we can understand the concern and get back to us to help you further.
     
    Shafeeq_Khan, Jul 8, 2019
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    Xylee Del, Jul 8, 2019
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  4. BitLocker Recovery Questions

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    Hi Rick,

    Please follow the suggestions below and check if you are able to boot to your desktop.

    • Places to look for your BitLocker key:
      • On a printout you saved. Look in places you keep important papers.
      • Saved on a USB flash drive. Plug the USB flash drive into your locked PC and follow the instructions. If you saved the key as a text file on the flash drive, use a different computer to read the text file.
      • In your Microsoft account. To get your recovery key, go to
        BitLocker Recovery Keys.

    • Or ask someone for help:
      • Ask someone with administrator privileges on the same PC to unlock it with their key.
      • If your PC is connected to a domain (usually a work or school computer), ask a system administrator for your recovery key

    Hope this helps in resolving the bitlocker recovery keys. Keep us posted on the bitlocker recovery key issues. We are happy to help!
     
    Joy Kemprai, Jul 8, 2019
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