Windows 10: Have BitLocker Drive Encryption recovery key; Can I find out what's the password?

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  1. Q2019 Win User

    Have BitLocker Drive Encryption recovery key; Can I find out what's the password?


    Hi there,


    I encrypted 10 portable hard disks. Unfortunately, I seem to forget the password. I have the BitLocker recovery keys for 9/10 disks. I believe I used the same password for all 10 disks. Is there a way I can found out what password I used, so I can unlock the one disk without the recovery key? Or am I SOL?


    Thanks in advance.

    :)
     
    Q2019, Nov 7, 2019
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  2. Bill Smithers, Nov 7, 2019
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  3. Suman_B Win User
    BitLocker encrypted drive not unlocking with recovery key

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    I understand you are not able to unlock the encrypted drive with recovery key on the Windows 10 PC, you may want to refer to this article to check if that helps.



    BitLocker recovery guide.



    However, as the issue is with the BitLocker encryption. I would suggest you to post your query in the
    TechNet,
    where we have support professionals who are well equipped with the knowledge on BitLocker issues to assist you with your query.



    Thanks,

    Suman.B

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Suman_B, Nov 7, 2019
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  4. qp0615932 Win User

    Have BitLocker Drive Encryption recovery key; Can I find out what's the password?

    [BitLocker] Encrypting without generating recovery key?


    Hi,

    is there a way to encrypt a BitLocker drive without generating a recovery key?

    Other encryption tools such as DiskCryptor/VeraCrypt/TrueCrypt or those found on Linux can simply be used with one PIN, no recovery key required.

    BitLocker also allows to encrypt using a PIN. But, even when using a PIN, it still always seems to require to generate a recovery key in addition.

    Is it possible to disable recovery keys altogether? So that only a PIN is set up to encrypt the drive and nothing else?

    Why would you want a recovery key anyway, when you are already using a PIN? Why would you want to generate two passwords (PIN + recovery key) instead of just one password (only PIN without any recovery key)?
     
    qp0615932, Nov 7, 2019
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