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BitLocker AutoUnlock External Key Location??? RRS feed

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  • Hello,

        I was wondering if anyone was familiar with the storage location of the external key that gets generated when setting a volume to get automatically unlocked:

    C:\Windows\system32>manage-bde.exe -autounlock -enable D:
    BitLocker Drive Encryption: Configuration Tool version 6.1.7600
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    Key Protectors Added:
        External Key:
          ID: {9B42C64D-93A8-4FFE-9CD5-9DACAC5CDF9F}
          External Key File Name:
            9B42C64D-93A8-4FFE-9CD5-9DACAC5CDF9F.BEK
          Automatic unlock enabled.

    Where is this .BEK file actually saved?

    Thanks,

            - PK

    Monday, February 7, 2011 3:39 PM