Bitlocker a valid usb key was not detected - how to remove a .vhdx


  1. Posts : 681
    Windows 10 x64
       #1

    Bitlocker a valid usb key was not detected - how to remove a .vhdx


    I discovered a .vhdx within OneDriveTemp. Probably I have created a test drive in the past(?) I don't know.Regretfully I am not able to open it. As I never used it, I believe I won't miss it either. Such a .vhdx file on OneDrive is useless anyhow: it would take ages to sync.

    Now, I am considering to delete it. In view of the size, still I would like to see what may be stored on it.

    I can mount it, but when trying to unlock it, it requires a key on an USB. I have only 1 .BEK (assuming that this is the file required) but that does not work.

    FWIW, not knowing whether it may have something to do with it: within gpedit.msc Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > BitLocker Drive Encryption nothing has been configured, i.e. all settings are default.

    Bitlocker a valid usb key was not detected - how to remove a .vhdx-snagit-18072020-170307.png

    Any suggestions as to how to proceed on this?

    Windows 10 x64 19363.836
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  2. Posts : 2,801
    Windows 11 Pro, 22H2
       #2

    Unfortunately, if you don't have the recovery key for it, then you are done. You won't be able to open it.

    In that case, proceed to deletion
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  3. Posts : 681
    Windows 10 x64
    Thread Starter
       #3

    hsehestedt said:
    Unfortunately, if you don't have the recovery key for it, then you are done. You won't be able to open it.

    In that case, proceed to deletion
    Deleted..

    Thanks for the reply.
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