Windows 10: Storing Bitlocker key files in KeePass - text file encoding Solved

  1.    3 Weeks Ago #1

    Storing Bitlocker key files in KeePass - text file encoding


    Hi

    Wanted to store the actual text files created by Bitlocker in Keepass. When I add them as an attachment, a dialogue box about encoding appears with a default selection.

    I left the selection on the default but does this in anyway affect the ability of the key file to successfully perform a recovery.
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  2. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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       3 Weeks Ago #2

    kevvyb said: View Post
    When I add them as an attachment, a dialogue box about encoding appears with a default selection.
    There is a good chance, the key was scrambled and therefore left unusable.

    You better encrypt txt file as a standalone file, like with 7zip or with office software, they offer 256bit AES encryption.
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  3.    3 Weeks Ago #3

    Have tested the text files (.bek keys) that were attached to KeePass enoded with Unicode-8 (the default that KeePass offers when attaching a text file). These files transferred to a USB worked to decrypt the BitLocker encrypted drive.

    I did not test any of the other text file encoders in the KeePass list.
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