Windows 10: Forgot BitLocker Password

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  1.    23 May 2017 #11

    MS usually ask you for a place to store your password on backup drive or on onedrive check backup drives USB drives any place you may have put the key it asked to save to a safe place.
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       24 May 2017 #12

    Hi, it would've been nice if the FBI or NSA or whoever contacted me and was aware that I was trying to log back into the computer with the forgotten password, but that didn't happen.And yes Tony, I have been asked and I did store it on the OneDrive account, yet it is no longer there for some reason. I did not save a backup of it on USB nor a print out or anything.

    So I said "whatever" (...well, two other words to be specific) and just reformatted the hard drive. START BRAND NEW! I lost a few files that I spent some time into, gone away. They took some time to create, and I'm not so happy about losing these files. This was all the fault of a "3rd-party" that caused me to not use this computer for a few months...which made me forget this password. That's not a good thing.
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  3.    23 Jul 2017 #13

    just a comment -
    if you do not have a decent way (reliable) to store your passwords, then do NOT use bitlocker. It is built well, and does its job.
    GOING FOrWARD, as another poster stated, use a password vault. I use KeePass, it is free, but consider donations, because IT does its job also. My opinions are that passwords are NOT to be remembered, but to be stored. The only password you should hav to remember is the KeePass password, to get into the vault, and have a copy of Keepass stored on your phone, etc.
    IT can have the bitlocker password stored inside it, but you will also need to remember the bitlocker password to even start the machine.
    BUT, if you forget it, and you have keepass stored onthe phone, etc, you can still get access to that keepass file, open it wit your keepass password, and find the bitlocker password.

    ALSO, get an imaging backup program, create an IMAGE backup (you can encrypt that on creation), store THAT password in keepass, and in case of computer disaster, you can restore from the image.
    hope this is some initial help.
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  4. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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       23 Jul 2017 #14

    Agree. I also make lots of back ups of my password vault.

    Once you become dependent on it you need to know you will have access. The backups are usually small so I make one a week and store on USB key (off machine)
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