2. Save to a TXT File
Windows 10 also provides the option of backing up to a text file. By choosing the “Save to file” option, BitLocker allows you to specify a local or network location for the saved key. Once confirmed, the recovery key will be stored in a text file at your requested destination. Saving a recovery key to a text file is a good approach if you have a secure network location in mind.
3. Print to Paper Or File
Worried about storing important recovery keys digitally? No problem. BitLocker allows you to print the recovery key to physical paper via the “Print the recovery key” option. Printing a recovery key not only ensures the backup is not susceptible to data corruption but also provides a true physical barrier. Many choose to store this important paper in a bank safety deposit box or another secure area.
4. Save to a Microsoft Account
If you are logged in to your Windows 10 PC using your Microsoft account, BitLocker can save recovery keys to your Microsoft account in the cloud. By choosing the “Save to your Microsoft account” option, BitLocker will automatically create the backup and upload it. Simply authenticate to Windows 10 with your Microsoft account, and your recovery key will be immediately available.