Windows 10: Find BitLocker Recovery Key in Windows 10

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  1. Brink Win User

    Find BitLocker Recovery Key in Windows 10


    How to: Find BitLocker Recovery Key in Windows 10

    How to Find BitLocker Recovery Key in Windows 10


    You can use BitLocker to encrypt the removable data drive (external hard drive or USB flash drive).

    If you lost or don't know your BitLocker key (ex: password, PIN, USB) but you have your BitLocker recovery key for an encrypted fixed, or removable drive, you can use that recovery key to unlock your drive. The BitLocker recovery key is a 48-digit number stored in your computer.

    You have the following options to select from when you back up your BitLocker recovery key:
    • Save to your Microsoft account
    • Save to a USB flash drive
    • Save to a file
    • Print the recovery key
    See also: Find my BitLocker recovery key | Microsoft Support

    This tutorial will show you how to find your BitLocker recovery key for a drive in Windows 10.


    EXAMPLE: Unlock fixed or removable drive with BitLocker recovery key

    Find BitLocker Recovery Key in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    Find BitLocker Recovery Key in Windows 10 [​IMG]




    Here's How:

    1. Depending on how you chose to back up your BitLocker recovery key for a drive, here are places to look for your BitLocker recovery key:


    If you printed the BitLocker recovery key
    Look in places you keep important papers.

    If you saved your BitLocker recovery key to a USB flash drive
    Plug the USB flash drive in to 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.


    Find BitLocker Recovery Key in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    If you saved your BitLocker recovery key to your Microsoft account
    You can check your OneDrive or Microsoft account online on any computer or phone to see all of your BitLocker recover keys for drives.


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    Find BitLocker Recovery Key in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    If you saved your BitLocker recovery key to your Azure Active Directory account
    For work PCs where you sign in with an Azure Active Directory account, to get your recovery key, see the device info for your Microsoft Azure account.

    If you saved your BitLocker recovery key to a file
    Locate and open the file to read the text file.


    Find BitLocker Recovery Key in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    That's it,
    Shawn


    Related Tutorials

    :)
     
    Brink, Jun 14, 2018
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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, Oct 27, 2019
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    Xylee Del, Oct 27, 2019
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  4. Find BitLocker Recovery Key in Windows 10

    bitlocker recovery key

    Hi Shafeeq,

    Please find my answers to your questions below:

    1. Are you not able login to your computer due to BitLocker Recovery Key? - Yes, I am unable to even start my laptop unless I enter the recovery key.
    2. Did you ever setup BitLocker Recovery Key on your computer? Nope
    3. Are you not able to login to your Microsoft Account to find the BitLocker Recovery Key? Yes. I have a microsoft account and am able to login usually. But i am unable to login when I try to find the bitlocker recovery key.
    4. Are you using Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Professional? Windows 10 Home

    When I on my laptop, there is a blue screen that asks me for bitlocker recovery key. I have tried asking my laptop company (Lenovo) and my institution both but no one has any answer to this. I have my bitlocker recovery ID number if that can help me find
    the recovery key.

    Waiting eagerly for a response.

    Thanks, and regards,

    Shweta
     
    Singh Shweta Rajkumar, Oct 27, 2019
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  5. Ar Rom Win User
    Bitlocker Recovery Key

    Hi Erica,

    There are certain steps that you can do to recover your BitLocker recovery key. Kindly follow the steps provided on this

    link
    and see if it resolves your concern. The article pertains to Windows 8.1 but it's also applicable to Windows 10.

    Get back to us if you need further assistance.
     
    Ar Rom, Oct 27, 2019
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  6. need to recovery my bitlocker key

    Hello frankStilla, my name is Irisdiel and I am an independent advisor.

    I suggest you follow the instructions down below and visit the URL and follow the different solutions.

    If you want to make a backup of your BitLocker recovery key: Select the Start button, type BitLocker, select Manage BitLocker from the list of results, select Back up your recovery key, and follow the prompts for your preferred backup method.

    Refer to:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/402618...


    Hope this helps!

    Thank you and good luck,

    Regards- .
     
    Irisdiel H, Oct 27, 2019
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