Microsoft Windows technology for full disk(volume) encryption.

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Bitlocker decryption interruption - this disk has one or more errors

I was busy decrypting a drive when there was a power failure. After the power was restored, I was happy to see that the decryption process continued once I turned on the PC. It was short lived, as the ...
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Windows-To-Go - Block access to data when connected to a normal Windows PC

We would like to use Windows-To-Go in our company. I have installed it on a Windows-To-Go certified USB key. I really love it, but I'm a little concerned regarding access to the file-system. The ...
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Hide BitLocker “Unlock Drive” Notifications in Windows 10?

In Windows 10, when you mount an BitLocker encrypted drive (vhd in my case), Windows issues a notification prompting you to unlock the drive. Is there a way to turn off this particular notification? ...
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BitLocker doesn't recognize my password

When I try to login on my Windows 10 BitLocker sometimes (quite often actually) doesn't recognize my password. In this case I have to go through the cumbersome recovery... I'm sure the password is ...
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Unlock bitlocked volume from command prompt?

I want to unlock my volume locked with BitLocker from command prompt, the command I searched on the internet is : manage-bde -unlock E: -RecoveryPassword "mypassword" But my password has space ...
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BitLocker refuses to enable via RDP on data drive but Ok on the OS drive

I've recently installed Windows 10 Enterprise on an old AMD-based machine without a TPM. I use it mostly via Remote Desktop, due to lack of monitors and keyboards. While connected via RDP, I then: ...
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Full disk encryption on Samsung 850 Pro, no UEFI

I've recently upgraded (clean install) to Windows 10 Enterprise. I installed an 850 Pro SSD at the same time. Knowing that this drive could support hardware encryption for Bitlocker, I naively ...
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Bit Locker Keeps Pausing During Encryption

I am trying to encrypt a brand new Kingston 16 GB jump drive. Bit Locker keeps pausing and then the program doesn't respond. I click resume, which it does for a couple of seconds then goes back into ...
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Differentiating between internal HDDs and external HDDs in Windows

In Windows, is there a command/function/cmdlet which I can call to help me differentiate between an internal (fixed) HDD and an external (portable) USB HDD? PowerShell commands, such as Get-Volume, ...
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Windows 7 bit locker not responding

I locked my 300 gb hard drive partition with windows bit locker, one day was trying to open the drive but during the process power failure occurred. I restarted the pc but when I tried to unlock the ...
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Bitlocker PC identifyer changed after upgrade windows10

After the upgrade to windows 10, my Toshiba Z930 laptop entered in a startup loop which cannot be stopped. Using windows repair, it need the bitlocker key. However, the PC identifyer changed and does ...
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Unlocking bitlocker from my hard drive

I was using my hard drive to copy some movies from a friend's laptop. When I inserted the hard drive in my laptop, a prompt message will say that the device is bitlocker protected. I have no idea what ...
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D drive is read-only after windows 10 upgade

I'm trying to figure out why my D: drive is read only after updating to Windows 10. It is a separate hard drive and not a partition of another hard drive. I do have bit locker installed but it is ...
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How does BitLocker to Go leave an unencrypted file (BitLocker to Go Reader) that is readable by Windows XP or Windows Vista without extra software?

BitLocker to Go volumes are fully supported on Windows 7 and later. For compatibility with systems running Windows XP or Windows Vista, a utility called BitLocker to Go Reader is provided to enable ...
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Bitlocker USB-Key and harddrive stolen, data still secure?

my Laptop without TPM was stolen. The USB-Key was connected to the device. Can the robber with the usb-key access my data? I have protected my windows account with a password. It is possible to access ...
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Can't enable BitLocker auto-unlock on drive (“invalid function”)

I just upgraded my computer to Windows 10 by doing a clean install after formatting my boot drive. My boot drive is an SSD, and all my files are on an HDD that I didn't erase. I have all my volumes ...
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How is my password used by bitlocker (in win 10)?

Does bitlocker use my password to unlock a key, which is then used to encrypt the drive? Or is the password they key? If the former, where is the key stored? On the system disk? My concern lies ...
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Remove double password requirement on bitlocker

Having an issue at work where one of my employees requires two passwords for their windows surface (one for bitlocker and one for windows) several times a day when it falls asleep! On my mac I only ...
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Error While Encrypting External Drive using BitLocker

I have a 6TB WD External Drive - My Book Studio Edition II - with lots of our backups which i want to connect to a Windows 8.1 Pro Machine that has BitLocker enabled on it. I cannot ignore this drive ...
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To which extent will bitlocker affect my boot chain

My laptop has the following setup: uefi (no secure boot) gpt ssd custom bootmanager (refind, similar to grub) leading to windows 8.1 (via windows bootloader) and a varying linux distro (via grub) ...
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Can I upgrade to Windows 10 with BitLocker Enabled?

I am currently running Windows 8.1 Pro, with BitLocker enabled (the hardware has no TPM, though). I am curious as to whether I will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 when it is rolled out without ...
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Reformatting drive from a GUID partition to an MBR partition

I understand that Truecrypt is not compatible with an GUID partition but that is the limit of my knowledge. I am currently using a system that has a GUID partition but doesn't have bitlocker ...
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How to open a encrypted hard drive on linux?

Hey I have encrypted my hard drive using Bitlocker in windows. How to open my hard drive on Linux and How to remove password ?
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How to restore deleted/formatted Bitlocker encrypted partitions/ partition tables

Initially I had 2TB Seagate Expansion Desk HDD, partitioned into 500GB, 13GB, 500GB, all three Bitlocker encrypted and 1 more 500GB unencrypted partition, the rest of the space was unallocated. ...
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Is it possible to protect disk image, in format of dd, with bitlocker

I have some files on disk image. This image is in dd format. Now I want to protect that disk with bitlocker. How do I do this? I have tried mounting this image to windows with OSFMount tool, FTK ...
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External hard drive making noise; Can I eject drive during CHKDSK operation?

Whenever I connect external HDD to my laptop. It shows decryption error and suggest to run chkdsk /r. So this time I did so as per this suggestion. It's taking a lot of time. What happens if I eject ...
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Overwrote Bitlocker MBR

I'm not sure exactly how I overwrote it, but I was writing a floppy image to a floppy disk (using a USB floppy drive), and somehow I inadvertently wrote the floppy disk to my primary hard disk which I ...
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Hard drives not found in Windows but they appears in Ubuntu

In windows my hard drives do not appear, they appear in a cmd shell as invalid even if it is possible to find them from Ubuntu. I want to have them available in Windows also. I am afraid to lose my ...
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How to set up a password to protect bitlocker key with tpm?

My computer is a dell xps12 (2013) laptop running on windows 8.1 pro, uefi and secure boot enabled. I successfully enabled tpm and encrypted system partition with bitlocker. I was a bit surprised it ...
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Unable to unlock drive with BitLocker To Go

I have an SDCard connected to my laptop through the internal reader I have encrypted it with BitLocker To Go Everytime I start my PC or Re-plug the drive I have a prompt to unlock the drive and then ...
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Does bitlocker have protection against accidentally deleting metadata? [closed]

I have a big problem. I inadvertently deleted a partition, which I had installed win7 BitLocker Crypt, so the entire partition was encrypted. I found a recovery tool which is called "DiskInternals EFS ...
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How can I input password to manage-bde -pw option via windows powershell

I am trying to encrypt Data volume (for example E:) with the following command: manage-bde -protectors -add E: -pw When I execute the above command, it will ask for the password, so I entered it. ...
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Bitlocker without TPM with both a startup USB and password?

On a Windows 8.1 Pro PC without TPM how can I use Bitlocker with both a startup USB and password? Here ...
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Bitlocker no TPM found [duplicate]

I would like to enable bitlocker on my C: drive, but I dont understand the following message: If it's the hardware, which part exactly? I have a recent asus motherboard with UEFI. How can I find ...
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Windows Script host error Bitlocker

Whenever I power on my computer (running Windows 8.1) i get this error message: Loading script "D:\bin.doc" failed (This drive is locked by Bitlocker Drive Encryption. you must unlock this drive from ...
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How to disable DMA port in windows 7?

I want to use bitlocker. For security reasons (Direct memory access attacks), I want to disable FireWire Thunderbolt ExpressCard PCMCIA PCI PCI-X PCI Express Ref: Types of Attacks for Volume ...
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Win server 2008 partition security

I am trying to lock a partition in the server so, that it is accessible by only one domain admin, and not even the administrator can open it. But at the same time I want to keep it shared so, that the ...
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BitLocker Startup Pin on USB Boot Drive

Is it possible to add BitLocker Startup Pin to a USB boot drive with WinPE? So when I boot off it will ask for a password. Or any other options?
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Bitlocker password and recovery key not working with external drive

This is long but I have looked to provide full detail, in short my Bitlocker password and recovery key don't work - even though my password does work in a 3rd party utility. Issue I was encrypting ...
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BitLocker: how to allow non-admins to unlock the secondary drive?

The primary and secondary harddrives on my computer are encrypted by BitLocker. My account is a non-admin account. I can logon to my machine fine, but I cannot unlock my secondary drive - the only ...
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SSD with Bitlocker not booting after CMOS being cleared

I have a HP Envy with Windows 8 installed on a SSD. The drive is encrypted with BitLocker. Today, I disassembled my laptop to clean the fans. After putting it back together and turning it on, I got a ...
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Windows 7 bitlocker no TPM - don't want USB - are multiple partitions with unencrypted system partition an option?

I have a Windows 7 laptop without TPM chip --- have checked BIOS and machine spec - definitely no TPM chip :-( I need to run bitlocker. I understand that without TPM chip I can use a USB key at boot ...
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What do I have to do to have FDE + a good keyboard?

I am really frustrated. I have 2 computers, both with relatively expensive keyboards. Both computers are protected with a full disk encryption (FDE) product. On both systems I cannot type the ...
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When does bitlocker's lockout timer start?

When you enter in the wrong password too many times (once at my org) you're presented with the screen that tells you that you're locked out, and then you have to wait. But it feels like I'm at the ...
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Bitlocker and Dropbox

Im looking to enable bitlocker on my laptop. I Use my laptop for work and I have it connected to a company shared dropbox folder. As there is sensitive data in this dropbox older, Id like to enable ...
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BitLocker protected VHD volume corrupted

Due to all the security hype about TrueCrypt I decided to try out VHD + BitLocker to create encrypted containers. This test went OK for a few days. I used this drive just yesterday with no issues. ...
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can we use bitlocker on external hdd of 1TB

I thought of using Bitlocker on my new Western Digital(My Passport) external HDD. It is powered through USB and no separate power source. I searched in the internet related to this and saw few posts ...
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Bitlocker activated on win 8 with USB Key, want to switch to pin

I'm having trouble figuring out how to switch from USB key to pin unlock for my bitlocker protection on my tablet for work. Anybody have any ideas?
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Using batch to automate manage-bde

We would like to encrypt C (full disk) specifying a startup password (we are ok with this in plain text, it's temporary) and simply backup the recovery key to the desktop. So far what's working is ...
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Create BitLocker container and save the password for user not computer

I can create a BitLocker container and connect it as a drive. Then I can encrypt that container with BitLocker and then I have the possibility to save the password for a computer. So that means ...