BitLocker Drive Encryption is a data protection feature that integrates with the OS, Fixed & Removable drives that addresses threats of unauthorized access. In this post, we show you how to use password or recovery key to unlock a drive encrypted by BitLocker in Windows 10 using the following methods:
Unlock BitLocker encrypted Drive via File Explorer
Unlock BitLocker encrypted Drive via Control Panel
Unlock BitLocker encrypted Drive via Command Prompt.
1] Unlock Fixed or Removable BitLocker Drive via File Explorer
Substitute <drive letter> in the command above with the actual drive letter (e.g.: “E”) of the fixed or removable drive you want to unlock. Also, substitute <recovery key> in the command above with the 48-digit recovery key. For example:
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