BitLocker - Purpose of creating Password and Recovery Key
Posted on 2013-11-19
What is the purpose of creating both password and Recovery key during encryption process?
After writing down the password and encrypting my USB flash drive, I took it off the computer and plugged the flash drive into another computer.
It only asked for the password to access the contents of the flash drive, not both password and Recovery key,
When I took the encrypted hard drive (that has OS) out of the computer and attached it to another PC, it asked for the recovery key and I entered it manually. Then the computer started loading OS on the hard drive(encrypted in another computer).
Can someone explain why in one case it prompts for the password and another case it prompts for recovery key?