Dialed in remotely now to my PC at work, where I've left a thumb drive with sensitive info on it inserted in the USB port. I just encrypted it with Windows 10 Pro using Bitlocker with password. The process completed, but the icon still shows the lock icon in unlocked position, and I can see the contents. I've logged out and back in. But still the unlocked icon. Manage Bitlocker shows that it is "on". How to actually lock it, so that when I click on it, there is a password prompt?
I left the drive with sensitive information in my PC at work and am dialed in remotely, trying to make it so that the drive is inaccessible. How to actually lock it, so that when I click on it, there is a password prompt?
You need to run the following command in a command prompt. I might also point out that, the drive is only unlocked for the current user, any other user that attempts to access the drive would require the password.
manage-bde –lock F:
Source: manage-bde: lock