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Manage Bitlocker missing?

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M

mrmox

I find the wise advice to backup bitlocker recovery key is not possible in Windows 11 since there is no Manage Bitlocker in Control Panel.

Or Am I missing something?

Googling "get bitlocker recovery keys without microsoft account" returned for me a cmd command that worked in administrator:

C:\Windows\System32>manage-bde -protectors -get c:
BitLocker Drive Encryption: Configuration Tool version 10.0.22621
Copyright (C) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Volume C: [OS]
All Key Protectors

TPM:
ID: {xxxxx}
PCR Validation Profile:
7, 11
(Uses Secure Boot for integrity validation)

Numerical Password:
ID: {xxxxx}
Password:
zzzzzzzzz


C:\Windows\System32>manage-bde -protectors -get d:
BitLocker Drive Encryption: Configuration Tool version 10.0.22621
Copyright (C) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Volume D: [BOOTABLE R1]
All Key Protectors

ERROR: No key protectors found.

C:\Windows\System32>


Hoping to confirm these are what I need to back up?

Thanks


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Steve

Steve

@mrmox : Thanks for that feedback. I'll fire up a Win11 (not yet my daily driver) and see what's up. (y)