Microsoft Windows technology for full disk(volume) encryption.

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How to repair corrupted external hard drive

I have a 1.5 TB (1, 500 Gigabytes) Western Digital External Hard Drive. It was encrypted using Bitlocker in Windows a long time ago, but earlier I decided to decrypt it so I can use my HD in my TV. ...
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Repair BitLocker Partition

Recently, when trying to update from windows 7 to Windows 10, I did something wrong: With "diskpart", I selected my main drive, ran the "clean" command, and created a partition, as follows: X: \ ...
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Why does BitLocker want a recovery key instead of a password?

I have a .vhd image of a BitLocker encrypted drive. When I mount and double click the drive, BitLocker wants me to enter a 48-digit recovery key and doesn't ask for a password. Why is that so and ...
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BitLocker hardware encryption cannot be activated on Win10 10586/1511

I'm having trouble enabling hardware encryption with BitLocker using Windows 10 build 10586 on a clean install with a Samsung 850 SSD. The encryption worked flawlessly before on build 10240. I've ...
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What are differences between EFS and BitLocker in Windows? [closed]

We learned in MCITP about their features. Are there any conflicts between EFS and BitLocker? Can we use both of them together? If so, how?
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Locally encrypt Dropbox folder

I would like to encrypt the local copies of my Dropbox files, but not the online versions. I have log on password protection (not BIOS) on my Windows 7 Ultimate laptop but that's easily circumvented ...
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Manage USB Bitlocker Keys through Windows Domain

I have read though many articles including this to figure out how to manage recovery keys for USB drives in a Domain. However this article is mainly detailing how to recover domain attached PC drives ...
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Windows 10 V1511 - Mounting External Encrypted Drive Error “The parameter is incorrect”

I don't normally use encrypted volumes on my Windows 10 Professional machine but had a need to do so today. I normally use the drive on another system that runs Windows 7 Enterprise. I discovered ...
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cannot enable bitlocker on previously partially encrypted HD

I'm on windows 10 1511 build. I've started encrypting an external HDD with bitlocker with the new XTS-AES encryption and later realized this is going to cause problems for my recovery system (macrium ...
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Bitlocker on Windows 10

A year and a half ago I successfully encrypted my external Western Digital hard drive using Bitlocker. After a few days I disabled Bitlocker, so the decryption process started. Halfway through this ...
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Where is the AD Bitlocker Recovery info found in Excel using Power Query?

I was wondering where do I find the Bitlocker Recovery information in Excel/Power Query if it's stored in Active Directory? That is to say, what is the name and data type of the field, and what do I ...
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Make OneDrive desktop play nice with Bitlocker protected drives

Here is my environment: Windows 10 (also occurs with 8.1) System partition C: is not encrypted using bitlocker "Data" partition E: is encrypted using bitlocker with manual unlock OneDrive desktop ...
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If Bitlocker is turned on, How to decrypt OS volume when boot up?

I want to know decrypting process when boot up encrypted volume using BitLocker. Because MS says, it is encrypting entire disk drive whether the volume is installed OS or not, which means the file ...
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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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How to enable Bitlocker hardware encryption on Bare-Metal VHDX

I have a Crucial MX200 SED, and I want to use the hardware (not software) encryption on VHDX disks, including the operating system VHDX. The SED is OPAL 2 compliant. However, the Crucial website ...
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How to enlarge or move bitlocker system partition

I have 2 partitions on my 120 GB SSD (one for system, one for multimedia data which rarely changes). I am using Bitlocker encryption for both partition. After I have replaced the SSD with larger one, ...
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Successfully encrypted with Bitlocker but it did not install Recovery Console in startup partition

So I successfully encrypted my SSD on my laptop (older Dell Precision M6300). Everything went smoothly except that during the setup process, it could not install the recovery console on the new ...
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BitLocker- Used Space Only to Entire Drive

I currently have an external hard drive that I encrypted via BitLocker with the 'encrypt used space only' option some time ago. I'd like to change that- I want to encrypt the entire hard drive, ...
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Does Windows 10's BitLocker need special hardware support?

Does Windows 10's BitLocker need special hardware support or can I expect it to work in any computer (such as Mac Book Pro)?
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Problems enabling Bitlocker on Surface Pro with Windows 8.1

Using a brand new Surface Pro (first generation) out of the box, installed current updates, then 8.1, and any further recommended updates after 8.1 was installed. I've installed a two other things ...
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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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BitLocker and Active Directory

I routinely bring in my encrypted file drive to work, but the IT department seems rather incompetent here. The security policies are very lax, and I'm paranoid about the domain controller being hacked ...
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Move System Reserved Partition Windows 10

Prelude I recently chose to migrate from the 1Tb spinning disk to a 128Gb m.2 + 1Tb HDD, with OS & programs installed on the m.2 and data on the HDD. I didn't have time to do this as a dedicated ...
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Stopping BitLocker from prompting for the recovery key at startup

My motherboard on my laptop was just replaced. I have a hard drive encrypted with BitLocker. How do I get it to stop prompting me for the recovery key at startup? Extra details: I have the recovery ...
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Using BitLocker for the boot drive and TruCrypt for data drive protection using Windows 10 Pro

Can I use BitLocker to encrypt system drive and use TruCrypt to encrypt my internal data drives running Windows 10 Pro. have been using Trucrypt for years and like it's features for data drive ...
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How to restore deleted/formatted Bitlocker encrypted partitions/ partition tables after windows 10 installation

I had installed windows 10 my laptop through recovery disk and installed windows 10 clean boot; it was previously Windows 10 upgraded through windows update. During the installation I got the option ...
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Bitlocker TPM Encryption Error

I have an issue with Bitlocker TPM on Windows 8.1. The system I have is Domain-Connected without TPM. So I have enabled the appropriate Server GPO's and Local GPO's to allow without TPM. Still though ...
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Bitlocker, the manufacturer partitions and NTFS

I have just bought this Probook 450 G2 with Freedos. Initially there was two manufacturer partitions, each about 8 GB, one for HP documents and the second for something else. I deleted the one about ...
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Why is my flash drive giving me I/O error after installing bitlocker?

My flash drive keeps responding "I/O Error" and will not read my flash drive after installing bitlocker. I checked Windows built in Device Manager and it appears my drive is online, working, and there ...
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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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How To Recover Bitlocker Drive If Password Reset Key is Lost?

I've one drive locked with bit locker and i forget passowrd and lost password reset key so how to recover it?
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Windows Bitlocker - Two/Multiple drives with TPM

I have a Windows 10 laptop with two drives: an HDD that I use to store my data, and an SSD where the OS is stored allong with programs I use more frequently/require more performance. I use Bitlocker ...
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Troubleshooting error 0xc000000e on Windows boot with Bitlocker full drive encryption

Note: I had originally thought that the BCD was the problem, which turned out to be wrong. I originally had my laptop set up as follows: A 300 GB partition with OS X 10.10 and native full-drive ...
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Windows 7 style “Show password” in Windows 8.1 Bitlocker

Windows 7 had a really nice feature for those of us with very long passwords on our Bitlocker drives (i.e. dozens of characters long). You could click a check box and type your password while being ...
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How to recover BitLocker encrypted partition that is now 'unallocated'/'free space'?

My hard drive had five partitions, including one some 4-5 GB BitLocker encrypted one. When I used Disk Management I could view two partitions (24.4 GB and 8.94 GB) in green colour labelled Empty space....
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I've upgraded to Windows 10 Home, how can I decrypt my drivers from BitLocker?

Since Windows 10 Home doesn't have BitLocker support (you can unlock drives though), I've decided to use different software. That said, I need to decrypt my BitLocker-encrypted drives. How can I do ...
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Recover deleted partition which had locked by BitLocker [duplicate]

I had a partition that locked by BitLocker. Because of an error I missed 4 of my partitions. I recover 3 of them by Minitool Partition Wizard but one of them that had locked by BitLocker, not found! ...
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windows asking for format after unlocking bitlocker driver

I have internal 2TB hdd encrypted with bitlocker for almost 5 years, I have been using for just backup I did a restart and after unlocking and try to open it, the windows tells me the drive is not ...
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Windows Bitlocker and automatic unlock password storage safety

I've encrypted my external HDD with a Bitlocker and after rebooting computer I tried to open that drive and got this message: Say, if I pick to "Automatically unlock on this computer from now on", ...
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Switch Windows 8 from a hybrid MBR/GPT => GPT only on Macbook Pro Retina

I used DiskUtility+Bootcamp Wizard to setup my hard drive for Windows 8 (final MSDN). Somewhere in that process, the Apple tools turned my GPT disk into a hybrid MBR/GPT. All four of my MBR's primary ...
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What is taking up space on my RAID 1 hard disk drive setup after formatting?

I have two new 2TB hard drives and I made RAID 1 and made a bitlocker for them After format it reports there is 237 MB used I didn’t copy anything, I have turned off virtual memory and system restore....
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WIll my BitLocker work after OS upgrade? If so how? [duplicate]

Currently working over at Windows 8.1 64 bit, I have protected one of my drives with BitLocker encryption lets say it as "D? and the OS resides at "C", Now I decide to upgrade OS to Windows 10 64 bit....
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Can Bitlocker be used in a dual boot system with Windows on one drive, Linux on another?

My workplace allows for remote logins to the company network, with certain prerequisites for securing a computer before making the connection, one of which is that Windows must be used to make the ...
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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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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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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 ...