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  • Question

  • I am a little frustrated. I have a recovery key ID, but cannot somehow find a bitlocker key. Can someone please, help me find one? I have been locked out of my laptop since dec 15th 2018. 

    Really frustrated!


    Wednesday, January 16, 2019 9:29 PM

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  • Hi Munjalu,

    Thanks for posting your query here.

    when we enable bitlocker, we will setup pin or password to be used at every startup. It will also give you three choices to store your recovery key. The recovery key ID can help us find the right recovery key.

    1. Have you forgot your pin or password or what situation triggers this situation that windows asking for recovery key?  If i misunderstood, please feel free to correct me.

    we can check this for finding your recovery key:

    2. please run command manage-bde -status c: to check the current encryption status.Please share the result.

    manage-bde.exe -protectors -get c: will list the active protectors (however many are present on the volume), display Numerical Password ID's and the 48 digit password(s).

    ( "C" should be replaced by your encrypted drive)

    Best regards,

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    Thursday, January 17, 2019 5:24 AM