How to solve 'Bitlocker recovery key not working in Windows 10/8/7'?

I am trying to access the files on my external hard drive that I encrypted using Bitlocker, but when I paste in the recovery key it states that Bitlocker recovery key is not working. How can I fix this?

It feels dreadful when Bitlocker recovery key is not working. Especially it means that you can't access data on this Bitlocker encrypted drive. Here are some instructions on what you can do when Bitlocker Bitlocker recovery key is not working.

Solution 1: Try the password

If Bitlocker recovery key is not working, please try the password, the password is another option to unlock Bitlocker encrypted drive. If the password is not working either, please try solution 3 to recover data from Bitlocker encrypted drive.

Solution 2: Try another computer

Connect Bitlocker encrypted drive to another computer and try to unlock Bitlocker encrypted drive with the password or recovery key.

Solution 3: Bitlocker data recovery

M3 Bitlocker Recovery is a professional Bitlocker data recovery software which can recover data from formatted, corrupted, failed, inaccessible or lost Bitlocker encrypted partition as long as the Bitlocker encrypted drive is not physically damaged.

Tutorial to recover data from corrupted Bitlocker encrypted drive

Step 1: Download, install and launch M3 Bitlocker Recovery on your computer.

Step 2: Select the corrupted Bitlocker encrypted drive and click Next to continue.

Bitlocker data recovery software - M3 Bitlocker Recovery

Step 3: Enter the password or 48-digit recovery key.

Decrypt data from corrupted Bitlocker encrypted drive

Step 4: Scan the lost data from corrupted Bitlocker encrypted drive.

Recover data from corrupted Bitlocker encrypted drive

Step 5: After the lost data is found, please select them and click "Recover" to save.

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