Microsoft Windows technology for full disk(volume) encryption.

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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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Bitlocker on Samsung 840 EVO SSD without TPM: Stuck on Password screen

I've a problem using Bitlocker to encrypt my Samsung 840 EVO SSD on Windows 10. When enabling Bitlocker the blue password screen before booting Windows freezes after inserting a correct password. The ...
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Windows 10 Dell Desktop, Bitlocker Enabled, password screen before boot only gives 4 seconds before shutdown

I honestly have never seen anything like this before. I have a Windows 10 XPS Dell desktop, it came with Windows 8.1 and I upgraded to Window 10 a few months back. I am unsure if this problem ...
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How to format a drive encrypted with Bitlocker?

I have a HD protected by Bitlocker. Login, password and restorekey are unknown and all I want to do is wipe the whole drive. When I try to boot from a windows installation cd I have no access to the ...
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Unable to bitLocker the System drive [closed]

When i build a PC and bitlocker it, it works fine but I remove bitlocker and try to re-bitlocker it i get following message. "Group Policy settings require that a recovery password be specified ...
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Access BitLocker drive from within .NET C# Application?

Can I open a password protected drive just from withing my .NET C# app? I need to unlock & access files from app, but not visible from Windows Explorer. I need some encrypted app only virtual ...
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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 DOS command activates the bit lock on windows on a removable G drive. I want preferably ...
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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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Bitlocker corrupted my Boot drive during installation

I am running Windows 10 Pro on a HP Proliant ML110 G7 machine, and decided to install bitlocker using a password and USB key. The machine does NOT have a TPM installed. I first activated it on 2 ...
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How to decrypt an individual file from a BitLocker encrypted usb

I have a USB drive that I recently encrypted using BitLocker On-the-go, I accidentally deleted a file on it that I needed and so I used recuva to restore the files. The files were in perfect condition ...
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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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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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Recovering files after resetting Windows when using Bitlocker?

I was asked to help recover files from a Windows 8.1 notebook by the owner's family after he passed away, but he had used a Microsoft account as his Windows account, so the entire drive was encrypted ...
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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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How to dedicate BitLocker to unlock disks only in one account

I need to access my files and wholly my disk in my account and no one else in another Windows or in another account of the same Windows can access the files because they're personal. But in Windows ...
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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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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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Alternatives for BitLocker technology [closed]

I am looking for a program that can encrypt external hard disk and doesn't need third party application to decrypt. All I found is BitLocker but the problem is that I don't have pro version of ...
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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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Mac OS X partition doesn't boot after enabling Bitlocker

I have dualboot MacBook Pro. After enabling Bitlocker in Windows 10 I am not able to boot my OS X partition. Only recovery partition is bootable. I am able to open my OS partition from Windows and see ...
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Bitlocker, eDrive and cloning

I have an existing Windows 8.1 installation that I want to copy to a Samsung SSD that supports eDrive for hardware accelerated encryption. The machine meets all the requirements. Is it possible to ...
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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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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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I've forgotten my bitlocker key and password, is there a way to get my computer running again?

My brother was playing games on my Surface RT (mainly only used for Steam games) and he messed with some settings and managed to enable Bitlocker encryption without my knowledge and he has no idea ...
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Laptop for repair: Encrypting operating system volume from another Windows 10 instance

My ASUS TP300LA hybrid just won't boot ( turns on, HDD on, screen seems to be powered up as there's a flicker when turning on machine - but won't finish POST and display ASUS logo, just hanging in ...
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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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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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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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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: ...
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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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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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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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Bitlocker eDrive + multi-boot possible?

Is it possible to activate the bitlocker eDrive encryption on a multi-boot system? I encrypted both my system and data partition using bitlocker on my Win8.1 system, that I want to upgrade to Win10. ...
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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 ...