Find my BitLocker recovery key

  1. Places to look for your BitLocker key:
    1. On a printout you saved. Look in places you keep important papers.
    2. Saved on a USB flash drive. Plug the USB flash drive in to your locked PC and follow the instructions. If you saved the key as a text file on the flash drive, use a different computer to read the text file.
    3. In your Microsoft account. To get your recovery key, go to BitLocker Recovery Keys.
  2. Or ask someone for help:
    1. Ask someone with administrator privileges on the same PC to unlock it with their key.
    2. If your PC is connected to a domain (usually a work or school computer), ask a system administrator for your recovery key.
  3. If you still can't get in, you'll need to reset your PC. Learn how.

Article ID: 566e0e4e-4ca7-4df2-88fb-aa71c00ea55e - Last Review: Aug 18, 2016 - Revision: 3

Windows 10