Query Your BitLocker ID and Password

I could not boot my laptop today because I was prompted for my BitLocker Recovery Key and did not have the associated .txt or .bek files.  So, fortunately, I was able to call our help desk and have them provide me with the password.  I could then boot my system,  Whew!

Once I was back in Windows, I wanted to display the BitLocker ID and password for my boot drive.  To do so, I launched an elevated command prompt and issued the following command:

This then displayed “All Key Protectors”, including the ID (which is just a GUID) and the password necessary to unlock the drive in the future.  Note that the password is the same value that the help desk gave me.

I am posting this to remind myself of how to get this information in the future.  I hope it helps someone else, too.


This post was migrated from https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/rob/2013/02/10/query-your-bitlocker-id-and-password/.