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5 comments on “Recover Your Account Later by Setting Up a Microsoft Recovery Code Now”

  1. We’ve had a lot of questions from people locked out of their accounts over the years. Outlook and other MS accounts were the main culprits. With this recovery code, Microsoft accounts are now one of the better choices. Like Gmail, they offer 15GB storage in the free version. That 15GB is for OneDrive and email storage combined, similar to how Google gives 15GB for gmail and Google Drive combined. I still use Gmail as my main email account but that’s because it’s the address I’ve given people for almost 20 years. That recovery code may be enough to tip the scales in favor of if you are opening a new account.

  2. Very good to know. However, if one’s account got hacked (and thus needing to be recovered), couldn’t the hacker just go get a new code, invalidating mine instantly? Seems like this may be a step in their arsenal when they get access to one’s account.

  3. Thank you, Leo! I did not know about the recovery key option on my Microsoft account. I already had password-less sign-in and 2FA enabled, and an alternate email address configured for it, and now I have a recovery key stored in my password vault (in the cloud) as a note on my Microsoft email account entry, and in an encrypted 7z archive (using SHA-256 encryption), stored on OneDrive.

    I also recommend setting up every recovery option available on all accounts before they are needed. I have never had to recover an account, but if I ever need to, I want to be ready ahead of that time (with as many options as possible), so I don’t have to worry about losing access.

    Once again, thank you Leo!


  4. I have tried this with Chrome, Edge, and FF with the same results. I manage the steps and get to “Dashboard” and the clicked link goes to a blank, black page.

    Time and time again, in three browsers. I can’t get to the Dashboard


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