Microsoft Windows technology for full disk(volume) encryption.

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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 labeled Empty ...
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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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Bitlocker smart card and auto unlock

I have a standalone (workgroup) Windows 8.1 x64 machine at home. The system (Windows) drive is encrypted with Bitlocker using a password (no TPM in the machine). I encrypted my one data drive with ...
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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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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 if I have used BitLocker and my computer crashes?

Just read Ten Things To Do To Secure An Important Persons Computer and it talks, among other things, about using BitLocker (or TrueCrypt) to encrypt your hard-drive. I have always thought that that ...
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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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Encrypted Disk + chkdsk = Cannot boot into Windows

Here is the scenario my friend and I have: Installed Norton Utilities and performed "optimize" (mistake 1) Upon reboot, chkdsk runs and starts spitting out "replacing invalid security id with ...
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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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Would BitLocker and SysKey be a possible and good security combo?

Is it possible to have Bitlocker and SysKey work together on a Windows machine? If so, could you have them both work on a single USB thumb drive? Would the Thumb Drive have to be partitioned? If no, ...
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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 to turn on bitlocker on 4 TB USB HDD?

When trying to turn on Bitlocker on an external 4 TB USB HDD using Windows 7, there's error A device attached to the system is not functioning. in a rather unhelpful dialog, as shown below: Now ...
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How to access a BitLocker-encrypted drive in Linux?

I have a laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate. I have encrypted my drives using BitLocker. Now I have also installed Lubuntu along with Windows. But my encrypted drives are not visible in Linux. How ...
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BitLocker missing in Windows 8.1 Pro

This is a TPM-free laptop dual booting to Windows 8.1 Pro and Windows 7 Pro. BitLocker was turned on in Windows 8 Pro (before upgrading to 8.1) via group policy. Everything was fine initially, but ...
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How to check if partition is Bitlocker encrypted

I am creating a Virtual Harddisk but I want to confirm that the partition on which I am creating VHD is not bitlocker encrypted. I am using windows 7 home premium. Thanks a ton..
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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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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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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PC overheats when at BitLocker password prompt

I have very strange problem... first, some details: Windows 8.1 Pro motherboard: ASUS Z87-A Intel core i7-4770k CPU cooler: Corsair H90 (hydro) chassis: thermaltake mk-1 I've encrypted my system ...
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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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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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Is it possible to access BitLocker protected drives on other platforms?

Is it possible to access BitLocker encrypted external hard drives from other platforms, like Windows Mobile, Android, Surface, Linux, Mac OS X?
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Separate BitLocker encryption for dual-boot Win 7 & 8 system--make only one drive accessible at a time

I am trying to setup a PC with the following setup: Dual boot, Win 7 and Win 8.1, each with their own partition. Both partitions encrypted with BitLocker At boot time, I select the OS I want to ...
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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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I/O Device Error while trying to Turn On BitLocker

I'm trying to turn on BitLocker on a 1TB drive in an MSI GS70 laptop running Windows 8 Pro. As soon as I click "Turn On BitLocker", the first step of the wizard shows the following error: The ...
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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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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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BitLocker: Decrypting a locked drive, not having recovery key or password

The problem is that I have forgotten my password to unlock my E: drive which contains my important information. Unfortunately I don't have a recovery key. I click on Unlocking a drive and then I click ...
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How to use “Used Disk Space Only” encryption in Windows 7

I'd like to know if Bitlocker's "Encrypt Used Space Only" feature in Windows 7 can be tuned to speed up the encryption process, for instance by tweaking the registry or adding services or packages. Is ...
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How to resolve error 0x80284001 when trying to use TPM in Windows 8.1

I'm trying to activate Bitlocker for my harddrive. When I do that using the Bitlocker control panel, it gives me the error "internal error in TPM support program" (original error message in German: ...
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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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How do I encrypt Samsung 840 SSD with Bitlocker?

I need help encrypting my Samsung 840 Evo with Bitlocker. Here is my hardware: Samsung Evo 840 500GB hard drive (firmware EXT0BB6Q) Asus P8z77-v motherboard (BIOS v. 2104) Asus TPM chip - purchased ...
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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 ...
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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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Default location for storing bitlocker key

I messed up big time. I had one of my drives encrypted using bitlocker. I remember that I haven't copied the recovery key to a usb device. Now I also have forgotten the password since I didn't used ...