Microsoft Windows technology for full disk(volume) encryption.

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Can windows 10 home read encrypted files by bitlocker

I want to make sure if pc that runs windows 10 home can read encrypted files by bitlocker. Initially I assume not. But after plug in a drive encrypted by bitlocker for first time, pc that runs windows ...
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Cannot access bitlocker files

I've recently received a new Windows 7 64 bit machine. My bitlocker protected flash usb stick will unlock on the new machine but I cannot read the files as they've all become '.XML' files. The usb ...
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Windows 10 does not recognize hardware encrypted bitlocker volume

I use Windows 10 Pro/Education on a self encrypting Samsung SSD Drive (Evo 850) and configured/installed it by following this guide [1]. I configured bitlocker to ask for a PIN before booting Windows ...
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BitLocker option is not available for all drives

BitLocker is not showing on all drives. On Windows 10 it's showing on F drive but not on E drive. USB drive is working fine with BitLocker.
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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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Using Bitlocker + TPM protected HD, wish to permit boot alternate media (CD/USB)

Our company is enabling Bitlocker entangled with TPM on our (Lenovo T430s) laptops with Win 7 Enterprise. This setup will work well for 98% of the company staff without issue, but has created a ...
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Why is my bitlocker data drive unlocked for a few seconds after boot?

To specify: why is the data on my bitlocker encrypted drive available for a few seconds after logging in? After a few seconds the system 'notices' the drives are bitlocker encrypted and need to be ...
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BitLocker missing from Control Panel on Windows 10

I can't see BitLocker option in my Control Panel. It is completely missing. Do I need to download it from somewhere? Initially I was using Windows 8 but later I upgraded it to Windows 8.1 and then ...
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Re-Install Windows 7 with bitlocker on hard-drive

I have laptop with WIN 7 Enterprise and installed bitlocker. Now I want to re-install win 7. It's possible or disc will not allowed me to install new copy of win7? If I can't, can I somehow remove ...
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Is files encrypted by bitlocker also encrypted after backup to onedrive

I want to know if files encrypted by bitlocker on Windows 10 pro remain encrypted after backup to onedrive or other cloud storage. Thanks.
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Windows 7 Bitlocker disabled but still prompting

My windows 7 bitlocker is disabled, but in the event log i am still getting errors on Bitlocker, and when I reboot I get "Back up your encryption key" prompts. Is there a setting in the registry or ...
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Encrypt data drive with USB key without encrypting the OS drive

In my computer I have a SSD with an OS installed, and a HDD with two partitions, one of them I use to store my user profiles and other potentially sensitive data. I would like to encrypt one of the ...
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How to partition a HDD with 400GB of available free storage space and encrypted with BitLocker in Windows 7

I have a 500GB storage capacity of a HDD it was encrypted with Bitlocker in the WIndows 7 and i wanted to partition it to a size of 250GB please suggest any way to do it without meeting adverse ...
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Windows 10 Bitlocker Encryption and Storage Space

Does data encrypted by Bitlocker on Windows 10 take up more space than un-encrypted data?
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Bitlocked USB drive lost power, doesn't work

PC lost power while it was copying files to my encrypted 64gig USB thumb drive. When it came back up Windows 10 would just repeatedly pop up and say the drive needed to be formatted. I disabled ...
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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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Can I use BitLocker to encrypt my main SSD without a CMOS battery?

I removed my CMOS battery because it was dead and the laptop wouldn't start. I have no ability to purchase a new one, but the laptop works properly without it. Can I enable BitLocker on my hard drive ...
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What identifier is meant in the Bitlocker recovery key document?

when turning on bitlocker for a device, the following recovery key document is created: BitLocker Drive Encryption recovery key To verify that this is the correct recovery key, compare the ...
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Bitlocker encrypted system drive causes hourly spin-up of all other HDDs

Cleanly installed Window 10 Pro v1511 with 3 internal SATA disks, old BIOS w/o TPM. Once the system drive is encrypted with password protected Bitlocker, my other two drives spin-up from standby on ...
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bitlocker identifer not valid

I was given a new Windows 10 laptop at work and the initial setup required me to enable bitlocker and create a pin. I was warned to make a recovery key so I did. This was a file created by bitlocker ...
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Allow enhanced PINs for startup with Bitlocker

I use PIN to unlock a windows 10 machine with bitlocker-protected OS drive. Currently, only 0-9 characters are allowed in PIN. Following a documentation, I enabled "Allow enhanced PINs for startup" in ...
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Common protected (Encrypted) partition for both Windows and Ubuntu

I have installed Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 on my hard drive. I like to encrypt a common partition which will be available for both Windows and Ubuntu. When I was using Windows as my only Operating ...
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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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What is the difference between a BitLocker startup and recovery key?

I would like to encrypt a system partition using BitLocker using a password (manage-bde -protectors -add c: -pw), but (safely) store a key elsewhere if I ever forget the password. Should I add a ...
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Autorun a bat file after a predefined inactive period

Is there a way to auto run the following command after a predefined inactive time? manage-bde -lock G: This command activates the bit lock on windows on a removable G drive. I want preferably a ....
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How secure is BitLocker without a TPM, using SED?

I'm trying to find a source for some basic information about BitLocker. Say I have a self-encrypting drive (SED) like a Samsung EVO, but no TPM. I enable BitLocker. There are two options: Password ...
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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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Bitlocker on non-TPM board: how to change startup option?

When I initially encrypted my OS drive, and BitLocker asked me how I wanted to unlock my drive at startup, I chose "Enter a password". Now I'm wondering if I can change that to USB drive. I've been ...
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How can I achieve better isolation with Windows 10 multiboot?

My Setup My setup looks like this: Drive 1: Windows 10 System Drive - Joined to company domain. Drive 2: Windows 10 System Drive - Joined to personal domain. Drive 3: Fixed drive - additional ...
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Recover data from un-encrypted portion of partition - BitLocker [duplicate]

I have two Windows 10 OSs installed in two partitions of the same HDD. I wanted to encrypt both with USB and I ran into trouble. I am hoping I can still recover information on the partition that does ...
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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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Can BitLocker be forced not to use the TPM when one is available?

I have a Dell D420 laptop. I want to encrypt my Windows 8.1 installation using BitLocker, however this computer appears to have a TPM installed and I do not want to use it. BitLocker keeps telling me ...
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Bitlocker key not saving to USB

In Windows 10 Pro, I'm trying to set BitLocker to use a USB drive to unlock rather than a password. I choose Insert a USB flash drive on the Choose how to unlock your drive at start-up screen, select ...
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Enable Bitlocker auto-unlock without system drive encryption

Does anyone know of any trick - registry change, group policy etc. which will allow a Bitlocker volume to be auto-unlocked without having a bitlocker encrypted system drive? My system drive is a ...
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Bitlocker doesnt allow to key in password [duplicate]

I have my portable drive encrypted with Bitlocker. However, every time I connect with computer it doesn't appear a window to type in password to unlock rather than a recovery key. Unfortunately, I ...
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After formatting my PC bitlocker won't ask for a password to access external partition

I used Bitlocker to encrypt one partition of my removable hard drive. I definitely remember my password but I don't have the recovery key. I had to format my computer and now when I try to open the ...
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Win8 BitLocker encrypted WD MyPassport drive does not auto-unlock on boot, but does on hot-plug

I have a WD MyPassport external USB drive (1 TB), encrypted with BitLocker on Windows 8. I have the drive set to auto-unlock in its "Manage BitLocker..." right-click properties. The problem is, it ...
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I had locked my server desktop hard disk D and E with protection of Bit Locker

I had locked my server desktop hard disk D and E with protection of Bit Locker using the uniform password for all the drives and the computers. My computer technician had unplugged from the socket ...
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What does Bitlocker measure to detect a startup change?

My work laptop is running Windows Vista with Bitlocker enabled. From time to time, most notably when I go on vacations and such I have a personal SSD I swap into the laptop so that I can use the ...
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Is a Bitlocker encrypted drive safe to dispose?

Based on the nowadays public knowledge about the strongness of the Bitlocker encryption - and supposing the user thinks the Bitlocker password is strong enough to make bruteforce unviable with the ...
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Windows 10 Shows Orange Screen with White Vertical Lines on boot

Orange Screen (See picture below) pops up right after Dell loading screen. Dell Bios is latest version (A07) Bit Locker is enabled Surprisingly, I am able to key in Bit Locker password at this ...
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Re-locking BitLocker encrypted drive WITHOUT a drive letter

The operating system is Windows 7 Enterprise. I have an encrypted NTFS drive mounted at C:\mount_point. I successfully encrypted it with BitLocker GUI (in control panel) and can unlock it with ...
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Converting a non-lettered partition from FAT32 to NTFS

I'm working on setting up BitLocker in Server 2012. After enabling TPS in BIOS, I attempted to enable Bitlocker. The following error appeared: BitLocker Drive Encryption operating system drives ...
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Can you still update Windows tiers

I need to deploy BitLocker to 30 computers and these machines run Windows 7 Home and I was curious if it is still possible to update to Ultimate or will these machines need to go Windows 10?
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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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Is it possible to have BitLocker and FileVault on the same MacBoock Pro with Mac OS X Yosemite or El Capitan and Windows 10?

Is it possible to have BitLocker and FileVault on the same MacBook Pro with Mac OS X Yosemite or El Capitan and Windows 10? So far I only found this technique: http://joeraff.org/20131010/how-to-use-...
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Which windows services are ok to: SC Type= own?

Looking at the best answer to "How to find memory usage of individual Windows services" posted on Server Fault it looks like SC Config ServiceName Type= own is the best way to 'split-off' services ...
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Cannot Eject USB Drive With NTFS and Bitlocker

I have an external HDD (WD My Passport Ultra) formatted with NTFS and encrypted with Bitlocker (Windows 10). After plugging in the drive, I can no longer remove the drive using "Eject". The error is "...
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bitlocker on/off after uefi flash and recovery key has changed?

Amendment: I noticed that though, BL is turned off, that when I try to use recovery options in Windows 10, or when I turn off and back on the TPM in UEFI, that the BL "recovery key" from the original ...