BitLocker - Key ID

Tayrin ORand 36 Reputation points
2021-07-01T18:50:30.217+00:00

Hello,

My daughter activated the BitLocker in my computer but the recovery I am able to pull up does not match the key ID on listed on the computer. Is there another way to recover the key id? Could I possibly have made another account I don’t remember and if so, could I locate that by a phone number instead or some other way?

Thank you,

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  1. Jenny Feng 14,081 Reputation points
    2021-07-02T02:18:44.44+00:00

    @Tayrin ORand
    Hi,
    The two numbers are different.

    Bitlocker recovery key ID is Bitlocker recovery key identifier, if it matches the Bitlocker recovery key ID displayed by your PC, you can use the right recovery key to unlock your Bitlocker drive.

    Your BitLocker recovery key is a unique 48-digit numerical password that can be used to unlock your system if BitLocker is otherwise unable to confirm for certain that the attempt to access the system drive is authorized.
    For example:
    Bitlocker recovery key format: 419595-387156-44334-315590-197472-399399-320562-361383

    For Bitlocker encrypted data drive, BitLocker recovery key ID is displayed when users click on "More options" and then on Enter recovery key in the wizard to unlock a Bitlocker drive.
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    The following information may help you locate your recovery key:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/finding-your-bitlocker-recovery-key-in-windows-10-6b71ad27-0b89-ea08-f143-056f5ab347d6
    Unfortunately if you cannot find the recovery key through the above methods, and don't have an auto-unlock file anymore elsewhere, then the data is lost. If there was some way to access the data without any of those things, then unfortunately the encryption would be effectively useless.

    Hope above information can help you.

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  2. senthil kumar 1 Reputation point
    2022-09-05T06:45:08.59+00:00

    HI GOOD MORNING ,

    My son activated the BitLocker in my Laptop D : drive but the recovery I am able to pull up does not match the key ID on listed on the computer. Is there another way to recover the key id? Could I possibly have made another account I don’t remember and if so, could I locate that by a phone number instead or some other way?

    key ID-CE1C4DA0

    Thank you,

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  3. N P R 1 Reputation point
    2022-11-15T03:56:50.43+00:00

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  4. Suksan Pongtongmuang 0 Reputation points
    2023-06-02T07:54:31.6266667+00:00

    key id BA226A08 , Please help me

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  5. abhishek verma 0 Reputation points
    2023-06-02T08:01:26.4133333+00:00

    key id A394CB39

    the BitLocker in my Laptop D : drive but the recovery I am able to pull up does not match the key ID on listed on the computer. Is there another way to recover the key id? Could I possibly have made another account I don’t remember and if so, could I locate that by a phone number instead or some other way? can you help me