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I can't get BitLocker to recognize a USB flash drive.
It previously had BitLocker enabled, it was removed via formatting and now I want to re-enable it.

Problem is the option no longer shows up in the right-click context menu.
Nor does the BitLocker management app seem to recognize it as a flash drive.

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I formatted the drive a few times. Used NTFS and exFat to no avail.

  • Show the disk in Disk Mangement – Ramhound Jun 5 '17 at 15:42
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Had the same issue.

After formatting the USB stick (NO quickformat!) the bitlocker option re-appeared inside the context menu (right click).

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