How can I retrieve my BitLocker Recovery key ?


If you don’t have access to your Active Directory and want to recover your BitLocker key, use a bootable drive with Windows 8 or 10. Once you boot into windows:

Open an Administrative Command Prompt and type the following

manage-bde -protectors c: -get

replace the drive letter C: with whatever drive is encrypted.

you’ll see output something like this

BitLocker Drive Encryption: Configuration Tool version 6.2.9200
 Copyright © 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Volume C: [OSDisk]
 All Key Protectors

TPM: ID: {xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx}

Numerical Password: ID: {xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx}
 Password:
 xxxxxx-xxxxxx-xxxxxx-xxxxxx-xxxxxx-xxxxxx-xxxxxx-xxxxxx

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