Microsoft Windows technology for full disk(volume) encryption.

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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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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 Win8.1Pro Batch: Unable to verify if BitLocker has already applied encryption

I'm working on a script that assists in standardizing a Windows 8.1 Pro image. In this part I'm trying to verify if BitLocker has already encrypted the drive or not using the following script: ...
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how to get the data from a bitlocker locker windows drive

I have a drive of 500 GB in windows which is encrypted with bitlocker and suddenly my system has stopped booting.In order to get all the data from the windows drive I made my pendrive Ubuntu bootable ...
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How to safely undock a Surface Pro 3?

Maybe this is a non-issue, but I want to make sure that I don't suffer from data loss when undocking my Surface Pro 3. My setup is as follows: I have an external hard disk connected to the docking ...
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Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 Bitlocker showing fixed drives under Bitlocker To GO

I have 3 SSDs on my sever. One is the OS drive, and it encrypted without correctly using hardware encryption. The other 2 show up under Bitlocker To Go, rather than under Fixed Drive. In Disk ...
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Unable to unlock encrypted hard drive using the password

I am trying to unlock my USB hard drive with the password. When I enter the password to unlock the drive, I am receiving the following error message: Bitlocker Drive Encryption failed to recover ...
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Dual booting Windows 8.1 Pro and Windows 7 Pro with BitLocker

I have an Alienware M11x R2 and I am considering enabling BitLocker. I dual boot this machine and it runs Windows 8.1 Pro as well as Windows 7 Pro. Is it possible to use BitLocker with this setup and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Problems with BitLocker Recovery Key

I locked a pen-drive about 6 months ago and went and lost it. It didn't have anything on that was important at the time so naturally, I forgot about it. I've just found it again and i'm in need of the ...
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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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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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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. ...