Bitlocker key issues

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  1. Basher

    Basher Honorable Member

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    Hey guys,

    I have a problem :frown:

    Has anyone played with bitlocker?

    I have encrypted my drives and made a usb key. This works great but thought I need to duplicate the key - just in case...
    When I go into "manage bitlocker" I put in another USB stick and click "duplicate the startup key" it asks me which drive and I point to my other usb stick. It writes the key file OK but it wont accept it when I reboot. I tried an SD card which I have the same issue.

    Any ideas?

    Basher
     
  2. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Basher,

    Does the first key work?
     
  3. Basher

    Basher Honorable Member

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    Hey Reg,

    Yes the first key works fine. its a strange one to me :-(

    Basher
     
  4. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    I really can't answer your question, but hang onto that first key
     
  5. Basher

    Basher Honorable Member

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    Yup - thought that would be a wise move ;-)
     

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