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 Imager and ImgDisk. But bitlocker can not see this drive whenever software and settings I select. My original goal is to protect this image with bitlocker. Disk is in NTFS format.

I have both windows ultimate and linux lubuntu and file is on flash drive(so I have full access to tools from both worlds ). But I planning to work with this image from windows.

  • Bitlocker is disk encryptor. My file is disk image. I believe they should work together. – msangel Jun 20 '15 at 15:03
  • What OS are you using? Linux (dd) or Windows? (ntfs) I'll base my answer around this information – BiTinerary Jun 20 '15 at 17:05
  • I have both OS. Image was taken from Linux. – msangel Jun 20 '15 at 17:16

Like previously mentioned, you can convert the .DD image to .VHD then mount it in Disk Manager. Here's more detailed instructions however.

Convert to .VHD: There are plenty of tools out there that allow you to convert a RAW (.dd) image to various other extensions. You can use this one liner if you have, or install, VirtualBox.

  • In a command line type: cd %programfiles%\oracle\virtualbox
  • Then the following to actually convert:
    VBoxManage convertdd C:\Path\ToFile\InputFile.dd C:\Output\File\ConvertedImageName.vhd --format vhd

I also made a small GUI that is specifically designed to convert any dd, vhd, vdi, vmdk image into any other format. Here's the link to that: https://github.com/BiTinerary/ConVertual. It's dead simple, open the executable. Open the file. Click the "VHD" button.

Once you've cloned the drive to a .VHD you can mount it in Disk Management

  • WindowsKey+R >> Type diskmgmt.msc
  • Select "Action" from the menu bar. Then "Attach VHD"
  • Run bitlocker on the drive.

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