Getting FULL Bitlocker recovery key

Hi greetings !

I do have the recovery (Identification) key of bitlocker-locked drive (windows-7). Anyway to get the FULL-key. I already can not find it by searching everywhere. the ID is BFBAEEF7 please advise and guide accordingly. Much grateful for your support !   Abdou
Abdalla El-MowafyAsked:
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McKnifeConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You have the key ID, which is nothing but a name.
Please look into your onedrive if the recovery key is in there: http://onedrive.live.com/RecoveryKey
If not and you can't find the printed key or saved key file (which was mandatory to do at encryption time), your data is lost and you need to restore it from your backups.
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Dr. KlahnConnect With a Mentor Principal Software EngineerCommented:
I do have the recovery (Identification) key

These are two different things.  The recovery key allows decrypting data on the drive.  The drive identifier identifies the drive on which Bitlocker was applied.  Since you wouldn't be asking this question if you had the recovery key, it appears what you've got is the drive identifier.

It is a bitter and hard truth that if without the Bitlocker recovery key, then the drive identifier is useless.

When Bitlocker was enabled on the victim drive, the software warned whoever did that to make a safe copy of the encryption key on paper or on a USB "recovery drive."  There's no backdoor into Bitlocker and no way to crack it (who would use it, if there were?) and Microsoft comes right out at their web site and says essentially "No key, no data."

If you don't have the recovery key on paper, or on a USB recovery drive, you might be able to get it from the owner's Microsoft account.  But if if it's not there, then all the data on that drive must be considered permanently lost.
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Nico SConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Is this a company domain-joined computer? Ask help on your IT Dept maybe the backup Full key is in the Active Directory.
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Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:
All possibilities for recovering the key were provided.  Points divided among the contributing experts.
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