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- A key that is used for recovering data that is encrypted on a BitLocker volume. This key is cryptographically equivalent to a startup key. If available, the recovery key decrypts the volume master key, which in turn decrypts the full volume encryption key. The recovery key is stored on a USB flash drive. To use the recovery key, a user inserts the USB flash drive and then restarts the computer.
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