When you back up your BitLocker recovery key to your Microsoft account, the recovery key gets saved online to your OneDrive for you to get, if ever locked out of the encrypted drive. This post will show you how to delete a backed up BitLocker recovery key on your OneDrive after it was saved to your Microsoft account in Windows 10.
A BitLocker recovery key is a special key that you can create when you turn on Bitlocker Drive Encryption for the first time on each drive that you encrypt. You can use the recovery key to gain access to your BitLocker-encrypted drives.
Backup BitLocker Recovery Key
You can back up the BitLocker recovery key for an encrypted drive by printing it, saving it to your Microsoft account, saving it to a USB flash drive, and/or saving it to a file where you like.
It is recommended to store the recovery key separate from your computer, and make additional copies to be safe and have available if ever needed to recover the encrypted drive with.
Delete BitLocker Recovery Key from Microsoft Account
Visit onedrive.live.come to go to your BitLocker recovery keys page on your online Microsoft account OneDrive page, and sign in if not already.
Click the computer name or Removable data drives – BitLocker To Go where the recovery keys were saved from to see them.
Click the Delete link to the right of the recovery key you want to remove from your OneDrive.
If you delete all saved recovery keys from a computer, the computer name will also be removed.
Click Delete on the prompt to confirm.
This is how you can delete BitLocker Recovery Key from Microsoft Account (OneDrive) in Windows 10.
Obinna Onwusobalu, Windows Insider MVP, MCSA, MCTS, MCITP, has studied Information & Communication Technology and is a keen follower of the Windows ecosystem. He runs a computer software clinic. He says it's best practice to create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your PC.