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Windows 7: Bitlocker With USB Key

26 Sep 2010   #1
msdad

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 
Bitlocker With USB Key

I bought Windows XP Ultimate and setup my computer with Bitlocker, using a USB key for the encryption key.

After setting everything up and confirming it all works, I thought I would make a copy of this USB key. When I look at the USB stick using Windows Explorer or via a Dir command through a DOS prompt, I don't see any files on the USB stick.

Is this normal? Is there no way to make a copy of the stick, I would have thought I would have seen files on it.


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26 Sep 2010   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello MSDad,

You can use steps 12 and 13 in the tutorial below from the encrypted HDD in Computer or Control Panel to make a copy of the "Startup key" and "Recovery Key".

BitLocker Drive Encryption - Windows 7 Drive - Turn On or Off with no TPM

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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26 Sep 2010   #3
msdad

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Thank you, this helped
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26 Sep 2010   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome.
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