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:
1 manage-bde -protectors -get c:
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/.