How to Export BitLocker Startup Key from BitLocker Encrypted Drive in Windows?

Updated on November 30, 2018 by Admin to BitLocker for Windows Home

When encrypting Windows boot partition, we can choose to start Windows with BitLocker password or startup key after the encryption is complete. The BitLocker Startup Key file (.BEK) is a key file you would save on a USB drive to start Windows computer without having to enter the BitLocker recovery or password. If we lose the BitLocker Startup Key one day, we cannot retrieve the BitLocker Startup Key by default, because Microsoft has not yet implemented this feature in Windows. Fortunately, Hasleo has already implemented this feature in BitLocker Anywhere. With this tool, you can easily export BitLocker Startup Key from BitLocker encrypted drives as long as you have the correct BitLocker recovery Key, and this article will help you explain how it works.

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Tutorial to Export BitLocker Startup Key from BitLocker Encrypted Drive with Hasleo BitLocker Anywhere.

Step 1. Download and install Hasleo BitLocker Anywhere.

Step 2. Launch Hasleo BitLocker Anywhere, right-click the drive letter you want to export BitLocker startup key, then click "Back up startup Key".

select the drive to export BitLocker startup key


Step 3. Enter BitLocker Recovery Key, then click "Next".

enter bitlocker recovery key to export startup key


Step 4. Select the drive where you want to back up the startup key to, then click "Save" to back up it.

back up bitlocker startup key


With Hasleo BitLocker Anywhere, you can export BitLocker Startup Key from BitLocker Encrypted Drive not only on Windows 11/10/8/7 Home & Windows 7 Professional editions, but also on Windows 11/10/8/7 Enterprise & Windows Server editions.