How to Find BitLocker Recovery Key in Windows 10 – Windows Blog by Brink

How to Find BitLocker Recovery Key in Windows 10

You can use BitLocker to encrypt the operating system drive (drive Windows is installed on0, fixed data drive (internal hard drive) or 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 OS, 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

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

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