Bitlocker ID is different from Computer ID .... how to fix this ?.

Yoann Duchovny 106 Reputation points

I've used bitlocker to secure an USB key
i save the bitlocker recovery key
and checked the ID ... the ID provided i the txt key file backup is NOT my computer ID ... ( ID you get from parameters - system - ID )

why ?
how to fix it?

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  1. Yoann Duchovny 106 Reputation points

    thank you for the answer

    always same story ... why asking to check if there is nothing to check .... document are wrong ... we had teh same issues with windows 2, 3, 3.11 in the 90ies etc etc never stopped

    well i've checked on another laptop and could use the recovery pass phrase to unlock .the USB .. i hope it will be reliable enough , but in case i will use another way to crypt the data on another USB , too much people complain they've lost access to their bitlocked drive ...

    To verify that this is the correct recovery key, compare the start of the following identifier with the identifier value displayed on your PC.
    If the above identifier matches the one displayed on your PC, use the following key to unlock the drive.

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  1. Teemo Tang 11,326 Reputation points


    I don't think the "Identifier Value" is a value you can check like your Computer Name.
    If you are not sure if the key you have is for your current computer.
    I'd suggest simply regenerating the BitLocker Recovery Key again to ensure you have the current one.
    Search on: Manage BitLocker. ( or goto: Control Panel, System and Security, BitLocker Drive Encryption)
    Select the "Back up your Recovery Key".
    It gives you several options to save the file.

    From my search:
    The identifier of the drive is generated when the drive is encrypted. This allows you, the end user, to identify which recovery key goes to which encrypted.
    The reason the message says to "compare the start of the following identifier with the identifier value displayed on your PC." is because of how BitLocker Recovery itself works.



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