How to get Bitlocker recovery key in Windows 7/8/10?

Posted by Tim to Bitlocker Recovery Tips on July 2nd, 2018

This article will provide two solutions to get Bitlocker recovery key from Bitlocker drive in Windows 7/8/10 when Bitlocker drive can be unlocked. If you don't have the password or Bitlocker recovery key either, please refer to How to unlock Bitlocker drive without password and Bitlocker recovery key?

Solution 1: Get Bitlocker recovery key with Control Panel

1. Double click Bitlocker drive in My Computer or This PC and then enter the password to unlock Bitlocker drive.

2. After unlocking Bitlocker drive, open Control Panel and then click Bitlocker Drive Encryption option.

3. Locate the corresponding Bitlocker drive and click "Back up your recovery key" to export Bitlocker recovery key.

Back up Bitlocker recovery key

Solution 2: Get Bitlocker recovery key from command prompt (CMD)

1. Double click Bitlocker drive in My Computer or This PC and then enter the password to unlock Bitlocker drive.

2. Open an Administrative Command Prompt.

3. Type the command: manage-bde -protectors X: -get (X is drive letter of Bitlocker drive), manage-bde will get Bitlocker recovery key from specific Bitlocker drive.

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