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How to find bitlocker password with recovery key?

Question: How to find bitlocker password with recovery key?

Hi dear

I have windows 8. I make a password on my two drive with bitlocker and save the keys on my microsoft account. and now I forget the password and when I went to my account I just find the one keys on my account. two of my drive have same password. now I can open one of my drive. if I find the password of my account that have the key I can open the other drive.

How can I find the password when we have recovery key?

I find the password id and numerical password
C:\Windows\system32>manage-bde -protectors -add h: -recoverykey h:
BitLocker Drive Encryption: Configuration Tool version 6.2.9200
Copyright (C) 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Key Protectors Added:

Saved to directory h:

External Key:
ID: {A631BD73-E1C2-4468-868F-633CB89BAB99}
External Key File Name:
A631BD73-E1C2-4468-868F-633CB89BAB99.BEK
C:\Windows\system32>manage-bde -protectors h: -get
BitLocker Drive Encryption: Configuration Tool version 6.2.9200
Copyright (C) 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Volume H: [Rezazy-HDD]
All Key Protectors

Password:
ID: {7652F6CE-D88C-476C-B39D-D28175795000}

Numerical Password:
ID: {FDF0E831-353F-48C5-9F3A-C9C03E0CEA78}
Password:
106007-591283-270710-254309-670945-631730-606342-502788

External Key:
ID: {A631BD73-E1C2-4468-868F-633CB89BAB99}
External Key File Name:
A631BD73-E1C2-4468-868F-633CB89BAB99.BEK

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Answer: How to find bitlocker password with recovery key?

Sorry forum rules prohibit this type of help

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Hello and good afternoon, I have a issue where a manager started the Bitlocker process on the SD card in his Surface Pro 3

with Windows 8.1. The Bitlocker attempt failed at 3.4% completed but the SD card ended up being Bitlocked without providing the Bitlocker Recovery Key (I've never seen this happen before). He doesn't know the password for the SD card and of course
I've been tasked to somehow release the encryption so that he can get the required information off of the SD card. 



Is there anything that can be done to release the encryption on the SD card or has the SD card been made non-accessible moving forward?

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Answer:HOW TO UNLOCK A DRIVE PROTECTED BY BITLOCKER WITHOUT ITS PASSWORD AND RECOVERY KEY ?(I LOST MY PASSWORD AND RECOVERY KEY)

Hi  ashish,
The drive must be unlocked by the recovery password or recovery key. But you lost it and haven?t print the recovery information or save it anywhere. No any other method to help you.
I am sorry for that. I suggest you consult professional data recovery company.
Best regards,
Karen Hu

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My BitLocker password is not working after format my c drive. instead i have my recovery that is also not working.
Please somebody help me to unlock my disk.

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I have the Recovery ID for BitLocker, but I do not have the Recovery key. Is there a way to look up the Key with the Recovery ID?

Thanks,
Stephanie

Answer:Have Bitlocker Recovery ID, need to find Key

Hi,
Could you please explain a bit for the Recovery ID of the BitLocker? Do you mean the first 8 characters of the password? And are we in a domain environment? 

If we are in a domain environment, we could use
Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption Recovery Password Viewer to find the recovery password through AD server. Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption Recovery Password Viewer is an optional feature that's included with the Remote Server Administration Toolkit
(RSAT), which you can install by using the Add Roles and Features
option in the Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 Server Manager or from the
Programs and Features option in Control Panel.
And if we are in a workgroup, and the recovery key is missing, please take a look at the below article for all the possible BitLocker recovery methods:
How Do You Want to Recover BitLocker-Protected Drives?
Best regardsMichael Shao
TechNet Community Support

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I have activated Bitlocker on two identical W8.1 pro machines, and on the first (C1) I have the option to use a password when logging into the computer, but the other (C2) only ask for the recovery key from USB stick. Both computers have no TPM, so Bitlocker is enabled without TPM, but this should give the possibility to start the computers using a password on 8.1 pro.

Can I somehow add a password to C2, or is my only option to remove the Bitlocker encryption and try again?

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Hi I have basic questation .
If I enable bitlocker without store password to ad a next move PC to OU , where is save bitlocker password to AD. Is saved to AD or is saved only before encrypting ? And If MBAM change recovery password , change bitlocker this password ?


Falcon

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Hi, I removed the Bitlocker password simply by hitting "Remove Passoword" on the right-click menu on the disk in Computer. Now I need the recovery key, but since I formated the USB-drive I had stored the recovery key on I'm stuck.

Do I have to format my Bitlocked drive?

Answer:Removed Bitlocker password - need recovery key

Not sure whether this will help, but it may do: How to use the BitLocker Recovery Password Viewer for Active Directory Users and Computers tool to view recovery passwords for Windows Vista

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Hello,
I forgot my bitlocker password and lost my recovery key

Answer:bitlocker password and lost my recovery key

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hi, 
my External hard Drive was locked by bitlocker. I forgot my password and recovery key. how can i open and get my files?
i need the documents

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Hello,
     I have a few related questions around BitLocker and TPM.  But first some background, I have Windows 8.1, I have BitLocker turned on, and I have my BitLocker Recovery Key.  I did not manually
initialize the TPM.  I don't recall ever having a TPM Owner password.  But I do see that I can auto generate one, although I have not tried.
1) Is the BitLocker Recovery Key the same thing as the TPM Owner Password?
2) I don't recall ever being provided the TPM owner password during the BitLocker setup?  Where would I find it?  I chose the option to save the BitLocker Recovery Key to my Microsoft Account, but I don't see any TPM Owner Password?
3) I have read that in some Windows OS systems the TPM is automatically initialized, but the TPM Owner Password is not retain where a user can find it.  Is it best practice to even try to obtain the TPM Owner Password if it is indeed not retained on
my machine for user viewing.
I have already spent several hours reading many of your technet articles.  All very helpful, but I did not see any that specifically addressed my specific situation.
4) I am assuming that it would be best if I obtained the TPM Owner password.  Is that not necessarily true?
Thanks

Little Casino

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When I am trying to put my password its show the error "bitlocker drive encryption failed to recover from an abruptly terminated conversion this could be due to either all conversion logs etc etc...."

Please Help

Thanks 

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hi sevenforums

how can write key Full BitLocker recovery Key identification:
3E253B88-09F9-4E71-B925-FB3C8089FBBA
is not respond for ABC

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Answer:forgot my bitlocker password and lost my recovery key (USB-flash).

I'm afraid there is nothing you can - Bitlocker has no backdoor functionality.

Bad luck
Golden

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Forgot the password for bitlocker 48-digits recovery key for WD external drive 

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Hello every body
I have a serious problem
i have a external hard that i turned on bitlocker

when i was wanted turning off bitlocker, i removed password then disconnected external hard
and when i connected hard to pc i saw the drive is locked and i try to unlock 

the pc notify me just unlock with recovery key that unfortunately i don't have any recovery key.

pleaseeeeeeeeee help me

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I have an older Laptop that operates on  Windows 7 Ultimate,I have the Bitlocker Drive Encryption on and encrypted for Drive C:   I now started the process of encrypting my external usb hdd Drive E: which has a long way to go for it's large
size. During the encryption I needed to disconnect it so I paused the encryption like it says to do before removing or changing any files on it. I then plugged my drive into a newer laptop I have that operates on Windows 10,. I was prompted for the Bitlocker
Drive Encryption Password screen like normal just like on my Windows 7 laptop so I enter the password and it was correct and it began the encryption process again. When I finished with what I needed to do on the Windows 10 laptop I paused the encryption again
and disconnected the drive. I am now back on my Windows 7 Ultimate OS and plugged the drive in, Bitlocker Encryption Password Screen comes up again and I entered my password but now for some reason it's saying the password is incorrect?  "But It's
not incorrect",is there a reason why this has happen and a way to fix it? My second issue is that I have the recovery key written down on paper but on the fifth line of the eight lines that makes the recovery key I left out a number,did not write it correctly,
there for I cannot just reset my password using the key and get back to normal again. Any way to find the lost number to the key? As I do have the rest of it written correctly please help tha... Read more

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Hi
After rebooting one of our test machines, bitlocker wanted the recovery key.
There were no hardware modifications on that machine.
Error message in event log:
Bootmgr failed to obtain the bitlocker volume master key from the TPM because the PCRs did not match
Event id 24635, source bitlocker-driver
 Each time the machine starts, the recovery key is needed.
Any idea how to solve that issue and why it happens?
update:
Second partition was created manually on that machine. So that's clear that bitlocker reacts...
But now: how can I confirm those changes so that the recovery key is not needed each time we boot?

Answer:Bitlocker enabled drive, recovery key needed during boot, PCS did not match, event id 24635, source bitlocker-driver

Hi,
 
I would like to confirm if BitLocker accepts the recovery key?
 
Please update the BIOS to improve the stability for TPM first.
 
I also would like to suggest you disable and enable BitLocker again to reset the settings.
 
For more information, please refer to the following link:
 
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd835565(WS.10).aspx
 
Regards,
 
Arthur Li
TechNet Subscriber Support
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I know my password and have a copy of my recovery key for my hard drive.  I ran into an issue with my computer and had the computer store install a fresh copy of windows 10.  I had Windows 10 prior (Not sure if same version of 10).   My
Password and my Recovery Keys are not working for the drive. 

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My friend gave me this phone and she hated it and she couldn`t remember her email or password

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My friend gave me this phone and she hated it and she couldn`t remember her email or password

Answer:how do I find my recovery key when I can`t remember my account name or password???

Send it in for recycling then. It's a brick.
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Hi Mr/Ms
I
flash
drive encrypted
with BitLocker 
I used
this
driver for three months my computer is broken I bought a new computer    when i was try my flash disk new computer its give me this  problem 
BitLocker Drive Encryption failed to recover from an abruptly terminated conversion. This could be due to either all conversion logs being corrupted or the media being write-protected
? know my passworrd but I do not know
the BitLocker
recovery key what can i do know pls some one help me 

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I know a BIOS update on my Latitude with Windows 8 and Bitlocker activated on the O/S drive triggers Bit locker recovery on startup. I don't have the recovery key and so am stuck. How to recover without the Bit Locker recovery key?

Answer:BIOS update without suspending Bitlocker has triggered a recovery and on start up I am prompted for the recovery key

The solution I found was to install the previous version of the BIOS, but without being able to boot into Windows, I needed to install the previous version of the BIOS in DOS. Some server products provide a F12 boot up menu option to roll back a BIOS update, but this is not available in my Latitude.

I downloaded the correct BIOS version (the additional info section made specific reference to it being installable from Windows or DOS). I prepared a bootable USB key (to a dos prompt) and copied the bios installer executable to the memory stick.

Because secure boot (UEFI) is enabled, it is not possible to boot up from USB key, so legacy boot mode needs to be enabled. There were 3 settings that required changing in the BIOS before I was able to boot from the USB key.

Once I was able to boot into DOS from the USB key and got to the DOS prompt, I ran the BIOS update exe. The laptop rebooted, installed the previous BIOS version and then rebooted again. I pressed F2 to get into the BIOS and changed back the settings as they were (secure boot UEFI). I then managed to boot into windows without being prompted for the Bit locker recovery key.

You able to export or view the Bitlocker recovery key by going to Control Panel -> Security -> Bit locker Management, and temporarily suspend protection (until the next reboot). It is possible to run a commandlet to specify the number of reboots bit locker should be suspended for.

You may find that installing the previous version of the ... Read more

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Dear around 3 years back I encrypted one of my laptop drive and couldn't remember the password or find the recovery key. But I have the recovery key identification. Is there any possibility that using my recovery key identification I can get the full recovery
key
p.s. I am still using the same laptop.
regards

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Hi,

I'm trying to put a password in an external hard disk and I need to use Bitlocker which is supposedly included in Windows 7. I don't have and I don't know if I can get it from somewhere. Or any other alternative to password the external disk?

Thanks so much.

Answer:Cannot find Bitlocker in my Windows 7

It's only included in the most expensive version of Windows, the Ultimate edition. All lesser editions don't include it, not even as an optional feature to be enabled.

If you happen to have one of those, a good replacement for full-disk encryption would be the vastly superior TrueCrypt.

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BitLocker Recovery Keys don't work, they r for wrong Identifier. I have a "recovery code" but how in the world do you use a recovery code to get a new recovery key?

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Question: Bitlocker password

Here's the problem -
I have a tablet that, when booted, immediately wants the Bitlocker password. The password was lost, so I go the web site to request it, and the email address domain no longer exists, so the password cannot be sent.
I cannot access anything other than the Bitlocker password screen, so how can I open this drive to do anything at all?

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I have seen this question asked elsewhere several times, but with different answers...so I just want to make sure my understanding of BitLocker is correct.

In the past, I had used BitLocker on several computers that did Not have a TPM...therefore I had to use a strong 30/40/50+ character password, which was not a problem. I am now working with a new computer that came with a TPM installed...so now instead of a long password, I am restricted to a maximum of 20 characters (even with enhanced PIN's enabled, it still only lets you use 20 characters, which I'm not sure why 20 is the limit?)

From my understanding, even though it is a much shorter PIN, it is more secure than a long password because the TPM only allows up to 32 attempts before locking out...and then lets 1 more attempt every 2 hours...thereby allowing only just over 4,000 attempts per year (according to both basic math as well as a Microsoft article). Thereby making brute forcing the PIN pretty much impossible even if you use just a 6 digit number.

In addition, if you put the hard drive in another computer, the PIN won't work...you would now need to use the recovery key/recovery password...which is also impractical to brute force.

Is my understating pretty much correct? Or am I missing anything? At first it would seem a 50 character password is more secure than a 6 digit PIN number, but after reviewing everything, it seems that the TPM makes the PIN 'stronger' than the password? Is there any benefit to turning ... Read more

Answer:Bitlocker...TPM + PIN vs Password?

Anyone?

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I have seen this question asked elsewhere several times, but with different answers...so I just want to make sure my understanding of BitLocker is correct.

In the past, I had used BitLocker on several computers that did Not have a TPM...therefore I had to use a strong 30/40/50+ character password, which was not a problem. I am now working with a new computer that came with a TPM installed...so now instead of a long password, I am restricted to a maximum of 20 characters (even with enhanced PIN's enabled, it still only lets you use 20 characters, which I'm not sure why 20 is the limit?)

From my understanding, even though it is a much shorter PIN, it is more secure than a long password because the TPM only allows up to 32 attempts before locking out...and then lets 1 more attempt every 2 hours...thereby allowing only just over 4,000 attempts per year (according to both basic math as well as a Microsoft article). Thereby making brute forcing the PIN pretty much impossible even if you use just a 6 digit number.

In addition, if you put the hard drive in another computer, the PIN won't work...you would now need to use the recovery key/recovery password...which is also impractical to brute force.

Is my understating pretty much correct? Or am I missing anything? At first it would seem a 50 character password is more secure than a 6 digit PIN number, but after reviewing everything, it seems that the TPM makes the PIN 'stronger' than the password? Is there any benefit to turning ... Read more

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Question: BitLocker Password

Hello Friends


I just Re-Install WINDOWS 7 Ultimate on my HP G62 , when ever i try to unlock my USB flash drive it do not ask for password instead it ask for recovery key which i do no t have, How can i access to my files on the drive. I have password with me.

Thanks

Answer:BitLocker Password

Hello yousafali, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if you may be able to use step 2 in the tutorial below with your BitLocker password to recover your BitLocker drive.

BitLocker Repair Tool - Recover Drive in Windows 7 and 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Secure boot disable
Dell Tablet:

I have keyID to obtain the Bitlocker key

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I need my bitlocker recovery key for my DESKTOP UF656V and I can't find it, could this be sent to me please so I can unlock the computer 

Answer:Bitlocker recovery key

The point of drive encryption is to kept unauthorized people out of the computer.  HERE IS A MICROSOFT document about the subject.  Be sure to read the "I don't have a key.  What else can I do?"

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When I reset Spectre x2, it asks me Bitlocker recovery key. I don't have the key. What can I do?

Answer:Bitlocker recovery key

Hello @pcsl, Welcome back to the HP Support forum. Thank you for your post. BitLocker is a Microsoft software designed to protect your PC against offline attacks, unauthorized access typically if your PC gets stolen. BitLocker is full disk encryption software. More info:>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BitLocker>> http://www.windowscentral.com/how-use-bitlocker-encryption-windows-10 BitLocker was activated by someone and during the activation time it prompts the user to save/store the key in a safe place. If this is company owned asset/PC, you should turn to your company's IT support guys and they should be able to provide you with the recovery key. If this is your own device, most probably you use a slightly different BitLocker version for certain PCs and tablets known as Device encryption. Probably your key is stored in Microsoft OneDrive with your Microsoft account here :>> https://onedrive.live.com/recoverykey More info>> https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/12/microsoft-may-have-your-encryption-key-heres-...>> http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-surface/locating-your-microsoft-surface-bitlocker-recovery-key>> http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/21433-bitlocker-recovery-unlock-drive-windows-8-a.html Please, note that it is very important for security reasons that you keep the encryption key (Bitlocker key) in a secure place so that only you know it. Let me know if this works for you ... Read more

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HiI cant boot in to internet on my  HP Stream 7 Tablet 5700na Tablet.A blue screen appears ,it says,Bitlocker,.Enter the recovery key to get going again(Keyboard Layout: United Kingdom)Please send me a Bitlocker Recovery Key,I dont have a Bitlocker Recovery KeyI do have the ID key numberI have tried to boot in to internet by various troubleshooting methods,without success,but the blue screen keeps appearing.Please send me a Bitlocker REcovery Key for my HP Tablet

Answer:I need a Bitlocker Recovery Key

Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forums and Welcome.Pelase  go  through BitLocker recovery keys: Frequently asked questionsIf you're locked out of your PC, you'll need a BitLocker recovery key to sign back in.Why am I locked out?There are several reasons that might make a PC go into recovery mode. For example, your organization might have a password security policy that locks you out after a certain number of failed attempts to sign in. Or perhaps your PC encountered a hardware malfunction, an unexpected configuration change, or another security event. Requiring a recovery key helps ensure that only an authorized person can unlock your PC and restore access to your encrypted data.How can I get my BitLocker recovery key?Depending on how your PC is set up, there are different ways to get your recovery key.If your PC is connected to a domainContact your administrator to get your recovery key.If your PC isn?t connected to a domainThere are several locations in which your BitLocker recovery key might have been saved. Here are some places to check:Your Microsoft account online. This option is only available on non-domain-joined PCs. To get your recovery key, go to BitLocker Recovery Keys.A saved copy of the recovery key. You might have saved a copy of the BitLocker recovery key to a file, a USB flash drive, or printed a hard copy.If you saved the key to a file or printed it, find your copy, follow the instructions on your locked PC, and enter your key when prompted... Read more

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Question: bitlocker recovery

is there somewhere I can enter the key ID to recover a blk?

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Excuse me if I posted this in the wrong forum. but here is my issue.
 
We have bitlocker set up and every time we restart the computers, we are asked for the recovery key. Now we have the recovery key and get into windows fine. but how do we stop this from happening everytime we start the computer. We have suspended bitlocker then restarted. and restarted again to see if the situation corrects itself. Of course it does not.  Does anyone have any ideas on what I could do. Oh and it is on a domain.
 
Thanks for all the help and future suggestions.

Answer:Bitlocker Recovery Key

Turn off the Bitlocker this should resolve the issue.

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I have the bitlocker recovery key ID, I just don't know what to do with it. Does anyone have a clue what I'm supposed to do with it?

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We have setup windows 7 enterprise and have encrypted the machine. Everytime i reboot it asks for the recovery key. I have done the following. We have MBAM setup and the keys are stored automatically. I have had success with older models but this specific model
is giving me a hard time.

1. Made the C drive the first boot device

2. Paused bitlocker, rebooted and resumed.

3. Removed Encryption. Rebooted and encrypted again.

4. Downgraded TPM to 1.2 from 2.0

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Dear all my friends, I lost my bitlocker password and I can't find my recovery keys for my bitlocker's drive.

my bitlocker id is 92DC5B7D.

Please help me.

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Hello Suport
I am using my office Laptop running Windows 7 which is been configure with Bitlocker PIN and it used to work perfectly for over  year. I still remeber the password for sure .
Today morning my computer reboot " look like after windows update " but for some reason it ask me for Recovery key entry which I don't have 
It show me the Recovery Key ID which is alpha numeric but the key does only accept numbers and NO letters 
Can you help me to find the Recover Key ?
I have try Microsoft online where it store the recovery key but I am afraid nothing there 

Regards
Nagi 

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When I boot up my laptop I am asked to enter the bitlocker recovery key. I do not have this, I don't even recall setting it up. How do I solve this issue. I am willing to completely reinstall windows. I can't get in any further than this screen. Any help would be greatly appreciated

Answer:How to get around bitlocker recovery key

Did you visit http://windows.microsoft.com/recoverykeyfaq as it suggests on the screen?

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Dear Team, 

I am using Dell Latitude E5250  laptop with pre installed Window 7 professional SP1 by Dell team. Today i have come through technical problem and received the message about bitlocker recovery key when i started my Laptop. 
message display is as follows 
"Windows Bitlocker Drive Encryption Recovery Key Entry
Enter the recovery key for this drive 
----------    ------------   ---------------- -------------
----------    ------------   ---------------- -------------
Drive Label: SINLT 493C152 OS 8/19/2015
Recovery Key ID: D9EA32CB-FEB8-447D-BFDD-D7988E256826
Use the function keys F1-F9 for digit 1-9 and use F10 for 0
Use the TAB, Shift +TAB
Basically system is asking for Bitlocker recovery key. I am unable to access my system. please help me in resolving this issues as local Dell support unable
to support. 
Best regards,
Atul Patil
+91 9967946655

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my bitlocker recovery key  ID 3E51A412 can i get the key for ID

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  My Surface Pro 3 shut down after my battery ran down flat a week ago. On trying to turn my system on, the Surface Pro 3 requested for my Bitlocker Recovery key. I was able to get the Bitlocker Recovery Key using another device and I used it and my
Surface Pro3 came on again. My only problem now is that whenever I shut down the system, it refuses to turn on, except I re-enter the 40-digit Recovery number before I have access to my files and documents. I find that as a serious inconvenience
to me. Kindly advise me on how the system will operate normally so that I don't have to re-enter a long string of 40-digit number before I have access to my Surface Pro 3 please.
Best regards
Kilyobas Binga

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Hi,

I have a new Windows 8.1 machine and I wish to encrypt the drive using Bitlocker. It gives me 4 options to save a recovery key
1. Save to your Microsoft account
2. Save to a USB flash drive
3. Save to a file
4. Print the recovery key

Option 1 isn't available as I'm logged on using a local account.
i. What is the difference between options 2 & 3? i.e. I could save to a file on a USB drive
ii. Does option 2 mean the USB flash drive cannot then be used for other purposes?
iii. Does option 2 also mean I could use a USB external hard drive, or does it have to be a flash drive?
iv. Once the recovery key has been created, can the key then be copied to other locations or is it only going to work where Bitlocker puts the key?
v. Just thinking about printing the recovery key - can this be used without a password to access the drive, how sensitive/important is the printed key?

N00b questions, I'd very much appreciate your answers.

Thanks

Answer:Bitlocker recovery key

hello and welcome to eight forms , my opinion , difference between 2 and 3 ,2 will create a file and put it on the flash drive for yah,3 you will have to move the file it creates to a flash drive of external drive manually 'I would think you could take the file it create and put it where ever you want , I don't use bitlocker ,if I did I would print it and put away for safe keeping ,like I try to do will all passwords .and if the drive is pass worded that you store the file on ,then yes someone would need the drive password to access the files on that drive, is not that what passwords are for ,I would assume that there are people who could hack your passwords like they do others ,good luck

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When I boot up my laptop I am asked to enter the bitlocker recovery key. I do not have this, I don't even recall setting it up. How do I solve this issue. I am willing to completely reinstall windows. I can't get in any further than this screen. Any help would be greatly appreciated

Answer:How to get around bitlocker recovery key

Did you visit http://windows.microsoft.com/recoverykeyfaq as it suggests on the screen?

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Question: BitLocker Recovery

I started up my unit to be confronted with a message to provide a BitLocker recovery key, I do not have one and never set this up.I have tried following the instructions to do a system reset but it doesn't work and reverts to the Choose an Option screen.I have product key ID etcHelp!!!

Answer:BitLocker Recovery

BitLocker can not be inadvertently turned on. Someone who has access to your notebook has encrypted the drive with Bitlocker technology. Unless you have the password, you do have a severe problem. Unencrypting the hard disk will be very expensive, that is, if it can be done.http://www.lostpassword.com/hdd-decryption.htm  There are companies that claim to be able to do it, but there is unlikely to be a guarantee that it will work. https://www.google.nl/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=how+to+remove+bitlocker+...

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hi, I forgot my bitlocker password. I only have key id. Please help

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Greetings,
I am having a HDD with bit-locker encryption protected. My laptop motherboard gone faulty, Now i am trying to attach the HDD externally but it's not accepting the password at all. Please help me how i can access my data, the data is very important to me.
Also I lost my recovery key because i forget to store the key anywhere at the time of encryption.

Regards,
Damodar Mahajan

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I have a Thinkpad T440s w/ Windows 10 Professional.

Recently Bitlocker has stopped accepting my password. After I turn off and on the computer a couple times it finally accepts my password. I type in my password every day but it's long so I thought maybe I was not typing it in correctly. So a week
ago I changed it to something extremely simple (7 characters) just to test it out and ensure I wasn't entering it wrong. This worked fine for about a week. Then today I turn on the computer enter my easy password and it says it's incorrect. I turn off the
computer multiple times but it still won't accept my password. Finally I had to use my recovery key. So now I don't know what to do. My password is clearly correct but Bitlocker sometimes accepts it and sometimes does not. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.

Phil

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I need help turning on Bitlocker with password (not with flashdrive) on a HP Envy x2 15 inch tablet laptop. It's new and is running Windows 8.1 which I upgraded to Pro edition.

Bitlocker will turn on and function, but only via flashdrive key. When I attempt to turn on Bitlocker, it only offers the option to use a flashdrive. I don't want to use a flashdrive due to fears of loss. I want the password option. No matter what I do, I can't seem to get the password option to appear as an option.

Searches on Windows help and Microsoft help have produced no results other than the same general instructions to turn on Bitlocker in the same ways I have already tried. When I search the problem, no articles appear - null search results.

Has anyone else experienced this problem? And does anyone have a solution to try other than the usual turn on Bitlocker and select password.

Thanks much.

Answer:turning on Bitlocker with password in Win 8.1 pro

Hello cpsMcDonald, and welcome to Eight Forums.

It depends on if your PC as a TPM chip or not.

For now, double check through the tutorial below to see if it may help.

BitLocker - Turn On or Off for OS Drive in Windows 8

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Hello,
I use Win8 PRO and BitLocker to encrypt my system drive.
My notebook hasn't TPM module, so I changed group rules and allow to use BitLocker without TPM.
I enabled BitLocker, write key backup to flash drive and use PIN to unlock BitLocker.

Everything works fine except one think... when I start computer, there is BitLocker start screen and I must write PIN.
Always, really ALWAYS first-time password is invalid. Tried to write it very, very slow and I'm sure its correct... but BitLocker said it isn't.
I must delete it and write again... click enter and... pass is valid!
I try to use insert to show password - in this case, first-time password are correct and Bitlocker accepts its.
Unfortunatelly, it isn't secure method.

Strange problem, but what can I do?

Answer:BitLocker - always invalid password

That would indicate the first time you type it, it is in fact wrong. Try typing it and then after you've typed it, hit insert and see if it's correct.

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hi buddy,

I have my portable drive encrypted with bitlocker. However, everytime i connect with computer it doesnt appear a window to type in password to unlock rather than a recovery key. Unfortunately, I lost my receovery key so I can not solve this problem

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hello,
I have my portable drive encrypted with bitlocker. However, everytime i connect with computer it doesnt appear a window to type in password to unlock rather than a recovery key. Unfortunately, I lost my receovery key so I can not solve this problem. please
help,

thank you

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I have a pendrive which contains an important data .I turned on the bitlocker,but forgot the password ,here is the out put any help would be great

Answer:Forgot bitlocker password

If you use a Microsoft account you may find your bitlocker recovery key here: Bitlocker Recovery Keys

If not and you really have forgotten it (you didn't print it out or save it anywhere) then you are out of luck.

Bitlocker Recovery Keys Frequently Asked Questions

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I have a pendrive which contains an important data .I turned on the bitlocker,but forgot the password ,here is the out put any help would be great

Answer:Forgot bitlocker password

If you use a Microsoft account you may find your bitlocker recovery key here: Bitlocker Recovery Keys

If not and you really have forgotten it (you didn't print it out or save it anywhere) then you are out of luck.

Bitlocker Recovery Keys Frequently Asked Questions

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hi buddy,

I have my portable drive encrypted with bitlocker. However, everytime i connect with computer it doesnt appear a window to type in password to unlock rather than a recovery key. Unfortunately, I lost my receovery key so I can not solve this problem

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Hi everyone,
I have BitLocker enabled for my custom built computer's main drive and forgot the password since I haven't used the computer for a month or so. I looked at a lot of possible ways to fix the problem, yet they don't apply. I don't have a backup recovery key on a USB nor a printout. I used to have it in my Microsoft account, but I don't know where it is now. What can I do to start up my PC without having to format the drive? I have important files on here that I forgot to back up, and would love to get access to them again. Also, I have a text file that I can access from another drive that has all my general passwords. I know the first, second, and last characters of the password, yet I cannot remember everything in between.

All help is appreciated. Thanks

Answer:Forgot BitLocker Password

Hi pepanee.

Bitlocker encrypts your files so you need the password to reverse.

Are you using a local account or a Microsoft account to sign in? Are you able to log in?
This article actually has a link to Bitlocker Recovery keys assuming you're in your microsoft account.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...sked-questions
Ken

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On WIndows 10 Professional, can you use Bitlocker on a PC that has no TPM, and also not use a USB key? That is, can you specify that your drive will be unlocked solely by a password?

Answer:option to only use password for Bitlocker?

Sadly it defeats the purpose of bit-locker if it only used a password. So no you must use either a TPM or a USB.

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Hi everyone,
I have BitLocker enabled for my custom built computer's main drive and forgot the password since I haven't used the computer for a month or so. I looked at a lot of possible ways to fix the problem, yet they don't apply. I don't have a backup recovery key on a USB nor a printout. I used to have it in my Microsoft account, but I don't know where it is now. What can I do to start up my PC without having to format the drive? I have important files on here that I forgot to back up, and would love to get access to them again. Also, I have a text file that I can access from another drive that has all my general passwords. I know the first, second, and last characters of the password, yet I cannot remember everything in between.

All help is appreciated. Thanks

Answer:Forgot BitLocker Password

Hi pepanee.

Bitlocker encrypts your files so you need the password to reverse.

Are you using a local account or a Microsoft account to sign in? Are you able to log in?
This article actually has a link to Bitlocker Recovery keys assuming you're in your microsoft account.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...sked-questions
Ken

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Hi,
A CI is deployed to workstations to enable bitlocker. Many desktops are asking for recovery password. Many workstations are encrypted successfully.
how to troubleshoot the reason for desktops which are prompting for recovery password. 

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I am using W10 Pro on a Dell computer. I selected BitLocker and followed the prompts and it encrypted my C: drive. At no time did it give the option to setup a password. How do I do that? It would seem an encryption is useless without password protection.
 

Answer:BitLocker, no password setup

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i have a problem that i lock my D drive by bitlocker. window unlock drive by password but can not remove permanently
i want remove it permanently \ can any body help me
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Answer:Bitlocker remove password

Hi,
To turn off BitLocker Drive Encryption
1. Click Start, click Control Panel, click System and Security, and then click BitLocker Drive Encryption.
2. Find the drive on which you want BitLocker Drive Encryption turned off, and click Turn Off BitLocker.
3. 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.
By completing this procedure, you have decrypted the drive and removed BitLocker protection.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee424315(v=ws.10).aspxTracy Cai
TechNet Community Support

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Exactly what my Surface 2 is showing below. 

  I purchased my Surface 2 from Best Buy. I do not have a BitLocker recovery key in my One Drive or anywhere else for that matter. Was Best buy supposed to give this to me at my purchase?  I can't sign in to the Surface at all.  Is
this a Bug!


Surface 2   
...Preparing Automatic Repair

Recovery
Your PC needs to be repaired
An unexpected error has occurred.
Error code: 0xc000000e
You'll need to use the recovery tools on your installation media.  If you don't have any installation media (like a disc or USB device),  contact your system administrator or PC manufacturer.

Press the Windows key to try again
------------------------------------------------

BitLocker recovery
Enter the recovery key for this drive
000000-000000-000000-000000-000000-000000-000000-000000
BitLocker needs your recovery key to unlock this drive because the trusted platform module is not accessible.
For more information on how to retrieve this key, go to http://www.windows.microsoft.com/recoverykeyfaq from another PC or mobile device.
Use the number keys or function keys F1-F10 (use F10 for 0).

Recovery key ID: 00000000-0000-0000-0000-0000000000

Press Enter to continue
Press ESC or the Windows key for more recovery options

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Hello everyone,
I am experiencing some issues with my external hard drive. I've decided to encrypt it using bitlocker. We're talking about a 2TB hard drive. The process started..it requested for a password and i have been provided with a recovery key. At around 90% the
process blocked/stoped. It started to affect my PC performace. 
Suddenly, there was no longer a progress bar so that i could see how much i had to wait. I've been requested to provide directly my recovery key( not the password) so that i could unlock the drive . I kindda panicked..and reinstalled the OS. 
The sad part, altough i have the original message that i got from the drive when i started to encrypt it with the full recovery key, it says its incorrect. 
I've performed several test using CMD and all the avaiable commands i could find on the internet, but with no luck.
Have you managed to to get by from such a scenario?

Regards,
Rudolf Radovici 

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Hi, i would like to know how can i retrieve lost Bitlocker recovery key.

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Bitlocker not recognizing password and recovery key was saved to my microsoft account but I dont see it. Please help..

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I have a Dell Venue 8 Pro (tablet) with an Intel Atom running Windows 8.1. As of 9/14 I was current on all updates including BIOS and the Venue was working well. I installed some optional updates and when I restarted the Venue I got a screen from BitLocker
saying something about a signature that was not authentic and it wanted a recovery key. I had no idea about this recovery key or BitLocker business but suddenly my phone got a text and amazingly it was a recovery key which I input and got into the Venue, no
prob. Nothing was wrong when I got into Windows but I went straight in and uninstalled those optional updates (since that was the only thing I had changed lately) which required a restart. Again BitLocker wanted the recovery key which I entered and booted
up just fine. I used the Venue and shut it down like usual without another thought.
Next day I turned on the Venue and after the Dell splash screen all I got was this: 
?Recovery   There ae no more BitLocker recovery options on your PC   
You?ll need to use the recovery tools on your installation media. 
If you don?t have any installation media (like a disc or USB device), contact your system administrator or PC manufacturer.   
Press the Windows key for UEFI Firmware Settings?
I don?t have installation media because the Venue came pre-loaded. 
Of course pressing the windows key does nothing and all I can do is press the power key until it shu... Read more

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Hi,
when i boot up Windows, it shows "Starting Windows" and it throws an error:
UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME 0x000000ED

I'm trying to run CHKDSK on the volume through Windows Recovery Environment, but I have lost the recovery key.
Any idea what else can I do?


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I have a Dell Venue 8 Pro (tablet) with an Intel Atom running Windows 8.1. As of 9/14 I was current on all updates including BIOS and the Venue was working well. I installed some optional updates and when I restarted the Venue I got a screen from BitLocker
saying something about a signature that was not authentic and it wanted a recovery key. I had no idea about this recovery key or BitLocker business but suddenly my phone got a text and amazingly it was a recovery key which I input and got into the Venue, no
prob. Nothing was wrong when I got into Windows but I went straight in and uninstalled those optional updates (since that was the only thing I had changed lately) which required a restart. Again BitLocker wanted the recovery key which I entered and booted
up just fine. I used the Venue and shut it down like usual without another thought.
Next day I turned on the Venue and after the Dell splash screen all I got was this: 
?Recovery   There ae no more BitLocker recovery options on your PC   
You?ll need to use the recovery tools on your installation media. 
If you don?t have any installation media (like a disc or USB device), contact your system administrator or PC manufacturer.   
Press the Windows key for UEFI Firmware Settings?
I don?t have installation media because the Venue came pre-loaded. 
Of course pressing the windows key does nothing and all I can do is press the power key until it shu... Read more

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My surf pro is locked. I need a bitLocker recovery keys.

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Hello, My bitlocker drive got corrupted. However, I just need to extract a few files from that drive. Is there any free software that will do that? I have tried repair-bde but that didn't work. I tried M3 recovery software and that shows the files but it is too expensive to buy.

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Hi, i have bitlocker encrypted hard drive and it needs a key to access it. I am trying to decrypt it using M3 data recovery. i have the correct bitlocker recovery key, but when i enter it, it gives me an error saying "BitLocker recovery key is incorrect, please click OK to learn how to get the correct Bitlocker recovery key"

Some help plz!

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I lost my recovery key completely but I still have the password. Is there any way I can reach the recovery key without changing the password? (since I'm facing problems accessing it anyway and the solution requires a recovery key not a password)

Thanks in advance for any help.

Answer:Lost the recovery key for BitLocker but..

Hello Margla, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You should still be able to unlock or recover a BitLocker drive with the BitLocker password.

BitLocker Recovery - Unlock a Drive in Windows 8

BitLocker Repair Tool - Recover Drive in Windows 7 and 8

BitLocker Drive Encryption - Unlock a Locked Data or Removable Drive - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Hey Guys,
Im new here so apologies if this in the wrong section.
Basically, massive problem here - I have a WD MyBook External HDD and have used BitLocker to Go on it from Windows 7 RC, and I kept the recovery key in my main HD Documents folder. (This was a x86 install).
Last night I (stupidly) backed up the key to the External HDD automatically forgetting it would be locked later (as it unlocks on startup so I forget it would be secured elsewhere) and went ahead to clean format my PC to a Windows 7 x64 RTM Install.

Now, when I come to plug in the drive today, instead of prompting for a password as it SHOULD, I instead am askked for the recovery key which I stupidly enclosed in the External HD itself.

Naturally, this External Drive contains my life, several GB of music, all of my college work, images, videos and so forth and I cannot really do with losing it all.

The only other information I can give is that at no point was the HD fully encrypted by BLocker, instead I used to cancel it at each start up and it never passed 3.5% so does this mean not ALL of the data is encrypted and maybe the key I copied into there last night may still be safe (no BL encryption went on after copying it?)

If so, how would I go about possibly finding this? Is there any other way to access the drive without getting the BLocker popup? I already tried a Live boot disk, cmd prompt etc?

Thank you.
 

Answer:BitLocker To Go - Lost Recovery Key

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Hello, My bitlocker drive got corrupted. However, I just need to extract a few files from that drive. Is there any free software that will do that? I have tried repair-bde but that didn't work. I tried M3 recovery software and that shows the files but it is too expensive to buy.

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Please how can I Get My BitLocker recovery key using the recovery id no

Answer:bitlocker security RECOVERY

Hello Kelly, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You would have already needed to save your BitLocker recovery key to another location for safe keeping to be able to use it.

If you did, then you can use the tutorial below that's for your OS or removable drive for how to know what recovery key to use from the recovery ID.

BitLocker Drive Encryption - Unlock a Locked OS Drive

BitLocker Drive Encryption - Unlock a Locked Data or Removable Drive

BitLocker Repair Tool - Recover Drive in Windows 7 and 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have just had a repair on my laptop with fan issues. After that I found my laptop being locked by BitLocker so I followed Microsoft's instructions on how to find the recovery key. However, I couldn't fin any when I logined my account. What can I do now?

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BITLOCKER PROBLEM


dear buddies please help me

I WAS ENCRYPTING MY EXTERNAL HARD DISK(160gb) .I SAVED THE BITLOCKER RECOCERY KEY AND IDENTIFICATION KEY . UNFORTUNATELY AT 40 % OF ENCRYPTION IT SOMEHOW STOPPED AND THE DISK GOT LOCKED. I TRIED TO UNLOCK IT WITH BITLOCKER RECOVERY KEY BUT IT DOESNT WORK . IT SHOWS NOT RESPONDING MESSAGE FOR HOURS TOGETHER.PLEASE HELP.I WILL BE HIGHLY OBLIGED.
PLZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ HELP ME

Answer:BitLocker recovery key not working

Welcome to Seven Forums.

I don't know anything about the BitLocker which is I understand is bundled with Enterprise and Ultimate Editions. Still I was watching this thread to read about this issue as it developed. As there has been no development for 19 hours on this thread, I now feel that there is no solution for retrieving the system.

You may wait a day or two more to see if some suggestions come up but the only way out now seems to be to clean reinstall Windows 7 all over again. I hope you would not lose too much data. I don't think that the locked up files shall be visible with Ubuntu and Hiren's DVDs.

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I had the bitlocker recovery key already , but the problem is the keypad shows numbers only and i received a combination with alphabets and numbers , how can i type the bitlocker recovery key ?

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Do you need both? My last job never used Bitlocker and my new job requires it. I had been backing up the Bitlocker Recovery Key text file but then noticed the .Bek file on a computer that had hidden objects enabled.

I deployed a few laptops and if I need it, I will have to track them down.....I'm hoping not. Not trying to be lazy, I worked 12 hours yesterday and my mind hurts. Haha.

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Hi, i have bitlocker encrypted hard drive and it needs a key to access it. I am trying to decrypt it using M3 data recovery. i have the correct bitlocker recovery key, but when i enter it, it gives me an error saying "BitLocker recovery key is incorrect, please click OK to learn how to get the correct Bitlocker recovery key"

Some help plz!

Answer:Bitlocker Recovery Key is Incorrect

In line with forum rules we don't discuss circumventing passwords. It would be best in this case to contact BitLocker themselves.




Quote:
6) No discussions of hacking someones system, network, password, etc.

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i encrypted my 1TB External HDD took backup of my laptop on it (including recovery keys backup files). formated my laptop reinstalled windows and now forgot the password for External HDD.

Any suggestions in recovering the key which is already backed up in the encrypted HDD.

thinking to format HDD and than attempt data recovery but not sure if i will be able to recover all or nothing.

Answer:Bitlocker Recovery Key - lost

Hello Teky, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you format the encrypted drive, it will pretty much destroy any chance of recovering the drive.

If you don't have the BitLocker recovery key or password, then decrypting or recovering the drive will just about be impossible.

BitLocker Drive Encryption - Unlock a Locked Data or Removable Drive

BitLocker Repair Tool - Recover Drive in Windows 7 and 8

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Can anyone help me please. I am not very technical so no jargon please. I have a mini asus laptop and I have only had it for about 3 months. I tried to switch it on recently and it says 'enter recovery key to get going again' I didn't know I had a recovery key but I went onto another computer to micosoft search and I have my key number. When I enter it it says 'diagnosing' then it gives me options to either 'continue to windows 10' settings' restart' advanced settings' etc.
I have tried them all in turn but nothing works. It accepts my key number and then just says diagnosing and then goes back to the original screen saying 'enter key' again. I have entered the key several times and then chose a different option but non work. How can I get back into my laptop?
Any advice please? Thanks

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I am trying to access the files on my external hard drive that I encrypted using Bitlocker. The full recovery key identification matches exactly to what I have recorded, but when I paste in the
recovery key it states that the key is not correct. How can I fix this?

Answer:Bitlocker Recovery Key Not Working

Hi,
The Bitlocker recovery key is used for recovering the data if you have forgotten password. Please use the password key to gain access to these files.
For more information about bitlocker recovery key, please access the following link.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/What-is-a-BitLocker-recovery-key 
Also, the following link is for your reference.
How to use the BitLocker Repair Tool to help recover data from an encrypted volume
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928201 
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Bitlocker Recovery Key Lost, And i cant access my drive. And my  Antivirus Detected Bitlocker as threat and he automatically removed it from my Laptop, now the BitLocker Application is not working, He is saying' Bitlocker Not found' , so i cant access
my Drive. Is there is any option to Deactivate Bitlocker or i hav to format my Laptop, Formatting may result in losing some of my data in 'C' Drive. PLEASE help me to bet back BitLocker Recovery Key!

Answer:BitLocker Recovery Key Lost

There are multiple threads for bitlocker in technet forums, one of them : http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itprosecurity/thread/bc1e970e-5673-4fb5-b636-c9f1519f4c14Arnav Sharma | Facebook |
Twitter Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members
reading the thread.

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Hello,

 I'm curious under what circumstances a recovery key can change and the numerical ID stays the same.  I conducted a test that seems to indicate that the Numerical ID changes if the Recovery Key is changed or if the system is decrypted and re-encrypted.
 I can't tell if these are the only conditions under which the Numerical ID would change.
 We have a system that we can't get into that the printed backup of the Numerical ID matches what we see on screen but the Recovery Key we have doesn't work.

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Anyone know how to fix this? I would appreciate your help!
Dell Venue pro 11 (Win 8.1)

Answer:No More Bitlocker Recovery Options

HI. Do you use Bitlocker for your windows drive ?

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Hello,
my laptop has freezed, I restart it with power button but now, at start up, BitLocker said that:





You need to enter your recovery key because Secure Boot has been disabled. Either Secure Boot must be re-enabled, or BitLocker must be suspended for Windows to start normally.





I gone to UEFI settings and define a password to re-enabled Secure Boot but BitLocker when I restart comptuer said that Bios secure parameters has changed... It doesn't solve the problem.

The problem is I don't have my recovery key. I tried to recover my recovery key using Microsoft account but I had to update my phone number and so my security settings are locked for one month. My question is :
Is it possible to boot on Ubuntu USB key or plug HDD to an Ubuntu computer, copy files and decrypt them one by one with my password session ?Is it possible to retrieve my recovery key using Windows command line and session password ? (I can access to Windows recovery menu so I have access to commands line.)Is a program to decrypt completely my hard drive exists ? I will write it on a USB key, start it, enter my session password and it will decrypt all the disk or something like that.
Thanks a lot.

Answer:How can I recover my BitLocker recovery key

What do you mean by "session password?"

Assuming you are using a TPM with BitLocker (which is the default) then there is no way to recover your drive without the recovery key. That is the entire point of BitLocker.

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What is the best way to administrate recovery keys for Bitlocker without the use of Active Directory?  I have a few laptops that they want encrypted but the domain we are going to join them to is not configured for Bitlocker recover.  From what
I've read, MBAM is the tool that allows one to access/backup the recovery keys into/out of AD, can MBAM be used without Active Directory, on a stand alone machine on the same domain?  Thank you for the help.  

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Hi

I have implemented BitLocker To Go at our company through GPO and recovery keys are backed up into AD DS to the computer object. I am now looking for a way to migrate these recovery keys to an other computer object as we are currently refreshing our workstations.
I have been trying to write a PowerShell script to backup the recovery key into AD when the removable drive is connected and unlocked on the new computer. You can retrieve the ID of the removable drive by the below cmdlet.
manage-bde -protectors F: -get
I am then trying to backup the recovery key using the below cmdlet.
manage-bde -protectors -adbackup F: -id {<id>}
This returns an error.
ERROR: Parameter "-ID" requires an argument.

Any ideas? Does this cmdlet only work for internal disks? Is there a better approach to migrate recovery keys to a new computer?

Thanks!

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I have a Latitude E6540, running Windows 10 Enterprise (Anniversary Edition - 1607)
The main drive (256GB SSD) has been encrypted with bitlocker and that's working correctly. However I also have a USB flash drive (Kingston Data Traveller 3, 8GB) which is also encrypted by bitlocker.
The problem is that despite entering the password to unlock the drive, after a few minutes it locks the drive and asks for the password again. This is very, very, very annoying. Since it interrupts whatever I'm doing - Explorer shuts down, Office is unable to save files etc.
I also have several external USB hard drives (a mix of USB2 and 3) and they act the same way.
It only happens on this laptop, if I put the USB drive in my home PC (also Windows 10 Anniversary 1607 but Professional Edition not Enterprise) this does NOT happen.
As you can guess this getting more than a little annoying.
My best guess at this is that the USB controller is "dropping" the drive and then rediscovering it. With an unencrypted device this doesn't matter as it redetects and re-mounts the drive. With a bitlocker (or other encrypted) drive it has to ask for the password again. (and again and again and again ... you get the idea!)
I've tried turning off the "allow windows to turn off this device to save power" on the USB controller but that has had no effect.
Any ideas what is happening and how it can be fixed?

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