Microsoft Windows technology for full disk(volume) encryption.

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Encrypt SMB network share using BitLocker [closed]

I already found out that it is possible to create an encrypted container file with BitLocker[s] but is this the only solution? I'm afraid this might be not performing well. Will it perform (speed) ...
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Bitlocker won't initialize on a 4TB drive with 4K sectors

I'm trying to enable BitLocker on a 4TB drive with 4K physical sectors (Advanced Format) on a 64-bit Windows 7 box with SP1. The drive is partitioned GPT (1 partition using all of the available ...
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Will enabling BitLocker remove EFS from already encrypted files in Windows 8.1?

There are a few files on my Windows 8.1 machine that are encrypted using EFS - BitLocker is currently disabled. I want to know whether BitLocker will look for, and remove EFS encryption from files if ...
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Paused BitLocker encryption because no longer want to encrypt the hard drive - how do I get out of encrypting?

I'm hoping someone can help. I'm not a techy and can't seem to find the same question already answered. I went to encrypt (using BitLocker) a Buffalo hard drive but after it took about 1 min to ...
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Does Windows Server 2008 R2 support Bitlocker To Go?

I see that I can enable regular Bitlocker, which requires the OS drive to be encrypted. I do not want to encrypt the OS drive, but I do want to use Bitlocker To Go to encrypt an external drive. This ...
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What do encrypted files' data look like?

I know there are a lot of encryption programs available, that I would guess use different methods for encryption, and thus have different types of output files (.fve .tc .cha .dmg (bitlocker, ...
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Cannot enable bitlocker after wiping computer and reinstalling windows 8 then 8.1 (Do not have TPM)

To start things off I have a Asus UX31A laptop and it does not have a TPM. Previously I took all of the correct steps to installing Bitlocker without a TPM. I downloaded the reg files to make it work ...
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Find out if a PC has a TPM chip installed?

I have several Windows XP laptops that I need to check to see if they will work with Bitlocker if I install Windows 7. If they have a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chip then Bitlocker should work ...
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Can I use a virtual smart card with Bitlocker without a TPM module to unlock a non OS drive automatically at boot?

When you encrypt a non OS drive with Bitlocker, the only option to automatically unlock it when the OS drive isn't encrypted is to use a smartcard. But I don't want to spend money on a smartcard + ...
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Backing up encrypted bitlocker drive

Is it possible to backup bitlocker drives without decrypting them? (just to have backup that is already encrypted?) would it be possible to just dd (linux command) whole drive/parition into an image ...
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Repair Corrupt Bitlocker Files - Windows 8.1

In the past I have never used BitLocker, but recently I have become interested in setting it up on both my mom's computer as well as my own. We both had Windows 8 Pro on which we never used Bitlocker, ...
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BIt Locker missing from Control Panel WIndows 7 Ultimate

I just formatted my laptop and installed Windows 7 ultimate but Bit locker Encryption is missing from control panel and also typing bit locker in start menu doesn't help. Is there any way I can ...
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How to unlock bitlocked usb flash drive

I locked my flash drive by an accident using bitlocker, and now I cant remove this lock. I know the password but when I type it on autoplay it says :"the system cannot find the file specified". I ...
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Mac OSX boot option missing after Bootcamp and Installation of Windows 8.1 and BitLocker

A user has the most recent MacBook Pro, we've installed Mac OS X, and then Boot Camp and Windows 8.1 Professional, and enabled BitLocker (which obviously re-arranged the Windows partitions). We are no ...
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Can anybody read running encrypted dvi disk without password?

I have a question about privacy. I have created the vdi disk via VirtualBox, install Windows 10 on it and turn on BitLocker. Can anyone get access to the files on this disk without my password (from ...
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What happens if i move a file from a Bitlocker drive?

If I move a file from a bitlocker enabled drive/partition to a non bitlocker drive/partition what happens to the file? Does it stay encrypted but unreadable? Does encryption disappear?
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How resistant is BitLocker against brute force attacks on the 48 character recovery key?

I've read this TechNet blog post, but I still can't determine how secure BitLocker is against a malicious user that attempts to brute force attack the recovery password. Is anyone familiar with this? ...
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If TPM owner password set in linux, how to enter owner password in windows to enable bitlocker?

I have successfully taken ownership of, and used various features of, my tpm in linux, using tpm_takeownership and related applications. Now when I try to enter the owner password in windows to ...
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BitLocker stuck during partial partition encryption

I wanted BitLocker to encrypt an REFS partition on a VHDX (virtual HDD), and it is now stuck at ~70%, asking for chkdsk /r. I can't run chkdsk because REFS doesn't support (and doesn't need) that, ...
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samsung evo 840 500gb enable bitlocker without reinstall and with a password needed at each boot [closed]

I was wondering if it is possible to turn on edrive + bitlocker on a Samsung Evo 840 SSD without reinstalling windows or messing with my windows install?
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Unlock locked drive with Bitlocker using Password?

I have a Bitlocker encrypted drive and when I encrypted the drive, I saved the Recovery Key to my USB. Then I changed my system windows from 8.1 to 7 (because of some reasons) and suddenly lost my ...
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Can I use BitLocker on a Windows 8 Tablet? How?

I hear that Windows 8 Pro can use full disk encryption. I also understand that Win8 is targeting the "slate" / "tablet" form factor specifically. But all my previous experience with BitLocker ...
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Is it possible to re-lock a bitlocker drive?

I'm running a partition with bitlocker on a Windows 7 Ultimate machine, which contains secure data that I have to recover infrequently. Unlocking it to access the data is obviously no problem, but is ...
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Windows 8.1 Factory Reset w/ BitLocker Encryption

Why I am doing this: I recently downloaded the wrong graphics card driver update and my graphics card has gone haywire. After trying a bunch of things NVIDIA had me do, including to install the right ...
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Bitlocker and virtualbox 64bit

I have a new laptop in which i activated BitLocker without having a TPM chip. Prior to doing that I installed virtualbox and enabled VMM(?) in bios, I dont remember the exact name of it but it was ...
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Use PowerShell to Retrieve Volume Label of Locked BitLocker Drive

I have a USB hard drive encrypted with BitLocker: While it's yet unlocked, in PowerShell I want to retrieve the drive's volume label, so I run a command like this: Get-WmiObject -Class ...
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Default administrative share for external drive encrypted with BitLocker not created on startup

I have an external Hard Drive( F:\ ). I have this drive encrypted with Bitlocker 2 Go, and i turned automatic unlock on, on my laptop. I would like to access this drive, from my Virtual Machine, as ...
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Default administrative share for external drive encrypted with BitLocker not created on startup

I have an external Hard Drive( F:\ ). I have this drive encrypted with Bitlocker 2 Go, and i turned automatic unlock on, on my laptop. I would like to access this drive, from my Virtual Machine, as ...
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Bitlocker encryption disables Android phone memory card

I used Bitlocker to lock the memory card of my Android phone. Now i can't even access it anymore, even the dialog box that prompts for password doesn't display at all. When i plug my phone into my ...
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Enable bitlocker and save key to share

I have searched all over the web but cannot find a complete answer to this: How to enable Bitlocker on a laptop with TPM, and store a file with the Bitlocker recovery key and TPM password by USING THE ...
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BitLocker: Encrypt all hard drives

Since TrueCrypt is gone now, I'm planning in using BitLocker to encrypt my drives. I want to encrypt all hard drives. In my computer, I have an SSD and an HDD. At best, I want to turn on the ...
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forgot bitlocker key and recovery file

I am using window 7 OS. and some time ago i used bit locker to lock my F drive.now, i want to access it at that time it's asking me for key which i forgot to unlock bit locker. Also, i re install my ...
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How do I know that bitlocker works when Windows boots without a password?

I enabled Bitlocker in Windows-8 and now it just automatically boots the entire OS without a password... My goal: if my laptop is stolen, I don't want my data to be accessible. When I enabled ...
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Cannot turn on bitlocker windows 7 with TPM and NTFS - Optiplex 7010

My specs are: Dell Optiplex 7010 Windows 7 ultimate C and D drive both of them are NTFS TPM My problem is: When I am trying to activate bitlocker on drive C, I am getting error message ...
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CCleaner Driver Wiper completely removed Bitlocker property

I use a Bitlocker drive with my Win7-64 Ultimate. So just to get rid of data in there, I wanted to use CCleaner Driver Wiper feature. I selected "erase drive" instead of free space wiping. And next ...
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Can I save my removable drives' Bitlocker recovery keys?

I have an external USB 3.0 hard disk which I use frequently. I would like to protect the data on this drive with BitLocker. The only option I have is using BitLocker To Go. This requires me to enter ...
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Is USB based bitlocker as safe as tpm based?

My computer doesn't have TPM There is an option to turn on bitlocker if only I used USB to store the private key How would security be affected on that scenario? will it be as safe as TPM? If my ...
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When I bitlock non operating system drive, where does windows store the bitlocker password?

I enscrypt all of my computer hard drive. To descrypt the drive, windows will need the private key. Where does windows store the private key of those drives? On operating system drive? Can I move ...
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What happens to encrypted drives if the computer is damaged?

I bitlock all of my hard drive except for the C drive. What happens if my computer malfunctions and I have to move the drive to another computer? Will all of my encrypted drive be useless? Will it ...
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Does bitlocker on operating system drive requires password?

I used bitlocker on all of my drive. Usually there is password. If I want to unenscrypt data I will have password. I also enscrypt operating system drive in my laptop. However, I do not remember ...
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How to recover data from BitLocker encrypted drive after format in Ubuntu

I had NTFS drive with 4 partitions C:, D:, E:, F:. E drive is BitLocker encrypted. While installing Ubuntu, I have accidently formatted the whole drive. I have used TestDisk along with live Ubuntu ...
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Change Bitlocker Recovery Key

Is there any way to change the Bitlocker Recovery Key?
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Unplugged external drive while Bitlocker encrypting it; now I can't access it

I was encrpyting my external 2TB hardrive using windows 7 bitlocker. While the progress was at 13.05% I accidently removed the cable of the drive. After replugging the cable the encryption process ...
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Bitlocker to-go group-policy conflict

I want to activate bitlocker for my SD-card but when i try, following error message appears: "The group policy settings for bitlocker startup options are in conflict and can therfore not be applied. ...
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Find out type of encrypted hard disk

say you get a random harddisk into your hands which is encrypted. is it possible just from the layout of the data to see what kind of encryption has been used? i.e. Bitlocker, Truecrypt, dcrypt?
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How exactly does bitlocker protect my data?

I presume that if I set a password for my computer and then protect the C: drive with bitlocker then not even FBI can do anything about it. Without password for my user, will bitlocker has any uses?
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Why Bitlocker requires TPM to encrypt boot disk, but not when encrypting other disk?

I tried encrypting Bitlocker. In some computer I can't do that because the mother board doesn't have tpm. Yet I can encrypt some drive without TPM. Why?
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So does bitlocker requires me to use password for my computer?

I still do not quite understand how bitlocker protect my data. Say I do not require user login to my computer. Even if I have bitlocker, anyone will just use my computer like usual. Does bitlocker ...
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Group policy error when adding BitLocker password using manage-bde

I am trying to add a password for BitLocker using manage-mde. manage-bde -protectors -add c: -password And receive the following error. ERROR: An error occurred (code 0x8031006a): Group Policy ...
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Bitlocker or SecretZone?

I want to encrypt an external hard drive (and only the external hard drive). What are the advantages/disadvantages of Samsung SecretZone vs bitlocker (I'm on Windows 7 Enterprise). One issue I've ...