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How to retrieve your BitLocker Recovery key ?

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if you are not using MBAM and don’t have access to your Active Directory and want to recover your BitLocker key for whatever reason you can quickly do it as follows:-

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 (C) 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Volume C: [OSDisk]
All Key Protectors

TPM: ID: {37CE71B7-8FE4-4CA9-9637-42516F599C02}

Numerical Password: ID: {31514A2F-147C-478C-B6A2-618CD6F66653}


To save your recovery key to a network share use the following script

manage-bde -protectors -add c: -recoverykey c:

And below is the script… modify to suit your network share names…

net use Driverletter Networkshare /user:domainusername password
md driveletterbitlockerkeys%computername%
attrib -h -s c:*.bek
move c:*.bek driveletterbitlockerkeys%computername%

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