Bitlocker auto enabled on drive

Nikhil Pranav 0 Reputation points

The Bitlocker encryption was enabled on my partition device E: on its own post a System Restore. Thus, I don't know where the key is. I am using a local account with no Windows account signed in. This is a personal computer; the keys are not saved in the Microsoft account. Only the E: drive is locked, C: drive is open.

Before BitLocker got turned on mysteriously, I had performed a System Restore.

Below is the output for E: drive

Could anyone please guide me on how to retrieve the key ? I have already tried all the steps in the

C:\Windows\System32>manage-bde -status E: 

BitLocker Drive Encryption: Configuration Tool version 10.0.22621 

Copyright (C) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. 

Volume E: [Label Unknown] 

[Data Volume] 


    Size:                 Unknown GB 

    BitLocker Version:    2.0 

    Conversion Status:    Unknown 

    Percentage Encrypted: Unknown% 

    Encryption Method:    XTS-AES 128 

    Protection Status:    Unknown 

    Lock Status:          Locked 

    Identification Field: Unknown 

    Automatic Unlock:     Disabled
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