1.    28 Jan 2017 #1
    Join Date : Jun 2016
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    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.    28 Jan 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Trnava
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    Windows 10.4 Home 1709 x64

    Quote Originally Posted by kevvyb 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.    29 Jan 2017 #3
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    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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  4.    23 Jul 2017 #4
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    comment - why encode it - just store natively. BECAUSE the keepass encryption (when file is closed) is still operational, and that attachment is not accessible unless you open keepass
    just my humble two cents
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  5.    24 Jul 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by astormyday View Post
    comment - why encode it - just store natively. BECAUSE the keepass encryption (when file is closed) is still operational, and that attachment is not accessible unless you open keepass
    just my humble two cents
    Thanks for that but this is marked as solved. And I don't think you have understood what the issue was.
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