Home > Questions

What is the BitLocker recovery key for Windows 10 Home?

Help!! My PC should be encrypted but I'm not sure if I use BitLocker. And I can't remember the password. So how can I decrypt it? Where is the recovery key?

Best Answered by

iBoysoft author Eudora Liu

Eudora Liu

Answered on Monday, April 29, 2024

Well, what you need to know first is that there is no BitLocker on Windows 10 Home, so your PC may be encrypted by Device Encryption.

So how to know whether you use Device Encryption? You can use the following ways to ensure.

  1. Click the search icon in the taskbar.
  2. Type in system information.
  3. Click "Run as administrator".
  4. Choose System Summary at the left upper corner.
  5. Check the device encryption support.

If the value says Meets prerequisites, then device encryption is available on your device. And Windows 10 Home doesn't support BitLocker, so it won't appear in it.

If you remember your password (usually, the password is your power-on password) you can follow the below steps to decrypt it.

  1. Log into Windows with an administrator account.
  2. Select the Start button.
  3. Select Settings > Update & Security > Device Encryption

But if you are sure you use BitLocker to encrypt your drive in some ways, the recovery key with 48 characters is stored in your Microsoft account.

For BitLocker on Windows 10 home, you can read: 

How to enable BitLocker on Windows 11/10 Home?

How to Bypass BitLocker Recovery Screen Asking Recovery Key?

People Also Ask

Read More Questions

Read More Advice From iBoysoft's Computer Experts

recuperar dados de uma unidade BitLocker formatada

[2024] Recupere Dados de um Drive BitLocker Formatado

Saiba se é possível recuperar dados de drives BitLocker formatados e como recuperar dados de drives BitLocker formatados no Windows.

Pantalla de recuperación de BitLocker

¿Cómo saltar la pantalla de recuperación de BitLocker que pide la clave de recuperación?

Aquí hay un tutorial sobre cómo saltar la pantalla de recuperación de BitLocker que pide la clave de recuperación de BitLocker al iniciar Windows 11, 10, 8, 7 o Surface.

Wie man BitLocker Entschlüsselung oder Verschlüsselung auf Windows behebt

Was tun, wenn die BitLocker-Entschlüsselung/ -Verschlüsselung fehlschlägt?

Was tun, wenn Sie Ihre BitLocker-Festplatte nicht verschlüsseln oder entschlüsseln können? Dieser Beitrag gibt Ihnen eine ausführliche Anleitung zur Behebung dieses Problems, inklusive eines Datenrettungstipps.