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Microsoft Windows technology for full disk(volume) encryption.

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Windows 10 Installation - Bitlocker Drive Encryption

My windows 10 laptop went kaput and it doesn't reach the login screen anymore. I tried the repair options - fixing the start up steps,etc but i get the message that it can not be fixed. So i decided ...
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Is there a way to unlock a bitlocked hard drive using TPM in command prompt?

Long story short, I have made a really dumb mistake. I thought I backed up my recovery key, but apparently I only backed up the result of manage-bde -protectors C: -get which only has a recovery ID ...
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Double win10 installs - both bitlocker protected and isolated

Hardware: AMD Ryzen processor, ASUS Crosshair Hero VI mb, no TPM installed M.2 Samsung 960 PRO SSD SATA Samsung 840 PRO SSD I would like to have latest win10 2004 on both SSDs and isolated from one ...
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Why VHDK will not mount from File Explorer but will from diskmgmt?

I'm in a weird spot where I have a file server running Windows Server 2008 R2 [STD], a server running 2012 R2 [STD], and my own host running Windows 10 Pro (1803). Due to limitations found when ...
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Is it possible to break Windows 10 password (login screen) without rebooting?

I have Windows 10 installed on my laptop with BitLocker activated, but I like to put it in sleep mode with a login password. If someone steals my laptop in this state, how secure would my data be? ...
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Windows Bitlocker errors

So, I actually stumped Microsoft with this one... Anyways, I have a Dell computer on Windows 7 Enterprise. The company this computer was from and I do not know the Bitlocker key, password, or ...
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Why can't I add an elliptic curve certificate (smartcard, Yubikey, piv) as protector to a BitLocker protected partition?

Yubikey as SmartCard I have been using a SmartCard (Yubikey 4, PIV interface) with RSA certificate to unlock BitLocker protected drives. The certificates are self-signed and generated by the ...
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Is semi-unlocked BitLocker drive data fully decrypted?

My BitLocker encrypted SSD went corrupt after I started to decrypt it. Is my data on the SSD still encrypted? It was in the early stages of the BitLocker decryption and the drive was never fully ...
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BitLocker drive got corrupted. Methods to restore data?

I'd like to ask for your help regarding a BitLocker drive corruption issue. I am going to write down the steps that caused the problem to help you understand what happened. I saved some data from a ...
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windows 10 won't boot and can't reset PC from recovery disk

My Windows PC has got itself into a state where it won't boot. I have a recovery drive but when I try to recover from it, it gets to 75% then says "There was a problem resetting your PC. No changes ...
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Windows 10 with BitLocker: AutoUnlock second drive for data recovery

I have a BitLocker setup where C: is encrypted and D: as well using the same encryption setup. D: is set to auto unlock upon startup and that works well under normal circumstances. I am facing now a ...
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Windows 10 with Bitlocker: Data recovery unable to read files

I am trying to backup some data out of a bootlooping/non starting Windows 10 system. The drives are encrypted with BitLocker and unlocking with the recovery key worked. I can browse e.g. the C: ...
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Export TMP Password

Many computers were bitlocker with this command: Enable-BitLocker -MountPoint $env:SystemDrive -EncryptionMethod Aes128 -TpmProtector -SkipHardwareTest The previous guy didn't export any recovery ...
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How to re-lock BitLocker drive? I get error: attempt rejected

I can't re-lock my BitLocker encrypted drive. When I use C:\>manage-bde -lock q:, I get (translated to English): Error: An attempt to access the requested resource was rejected. Make sure ...
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Multiple BitLocker Keys Recovery

I am new to this forum, i am looking for support on BitLocker Key Issue. I have bit locker key issue on brand new laptop purchase 6 months back the screen went blank after spending several hours with ...
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Error 0x16000049 afer bcdedit /set testsigning on

Today, I got this error and cannot boot my computer because I don't save the recovery key. So, I can't boot and bitlocker show the error 0x16000049 Can I undo above command to normal boot? My ...
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A Drive Becomes Not Accessible on Every Boot

I have 2 physical disks connected to my PC, both of them are Bitlocker encrypted. After I boot into Windows, I'm able to Bitlocker-unlock drive D:\ (2nd physical SSD connected via SATA 3) normally, ...
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Is it possible to use Bitlocker from a Linux machine?

Currently, I'm using a Windows machine to create a VHD with 2 partitions, one clear text and one encrypted with Bitlocker. I would like to move this process to a Linux container. Is it possible to run ...
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A Decryption Catch-22: EFS vs Windows Bitlocker

I have myself in a bit of a pickle. My primary hard drive is encrypted with Windows 10 Bitlocker, and the text file with my recovery key, on an external drive, has turned out to be encrypted with ...
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Bitlocker Powershell Module

I'm newer to the topic of Powershell modules in general, finding them, downloading (or finding/installing them from the internet using find-module and install-module, etc.). But I specifically need ...
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Does Home edition of windows 10 encrypt files?

Here is what we usually do when getting a freshly installed windows 10: Log in with a Microsoft account (as administrator) Set a password. If we are using Pro version, we can then use BitLocker to ...
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How to auto-mount a bitlocker-encrypted vhdx on a network share as soon as it is available?

I have a VHDX file on a (samba) network share I'd like to automatically mount that VHDX file (including entering the bitlocker key) whenever I join the network that contains that file. How can I ...
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Bitlocker: Export Recovery Key from broken Windows (recovery key not known, but password is)

My Windows installation has Bitlocker protector PIN and TPM. I can enter the pre-boot PIN and the TPM is accessible, but the logon screen does not load properly. The partition is unlocked from my ...
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How to add Ubuntu on second Hard Drive to Windows Boot Manager?

I need to add Ubuntu on a second Hard Drive to the Windows Boot Manager, because BitLocker doesn't work with GRUB and the Boot Device Selection is secured by the UEFI password. I tried to copy the ...
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Bitlocker Recovery Key .txt file is empty

I have problem with Bit-locker... I have Recovery Key .txt files (for 2 encrypted drives and created by Bitlocker) but it is empty. How can I unblock Bitlocker without Recovery Key? Consider it that I ...
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Why Bitlocker offered different variants for disk partitions (48 digit recovery key and simple password)?

I wonder why Bitlocker offered different variants when I had enabled encryption for disk C and then for disk D on brand new PC? for disk C was offered 48 digit recovery key. for disk D was offered ...
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Unable to Auto-unlock encrypted data drives (Win10)

When I try to encrypt my non-OS partitions, the option "Automatically unlock this drive" is grayed out. My notebook is in a domain, and the Bitlocker Drive Encryption wizard says that these settings ...
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Is it possible to Bitlocker encrypt the system disk of another computer?

I have been using Bitlocker on my main home PC for many years now and am very happy with it. It requires a password on boot and that's it; otherwise it's invisble. I have a new laptop which came with ...
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Bitlocker Single Sign-on

I have to roll out Bitlocker on every machine in my enterprise. But I don't want to sign in 2 times (the Bitlocker one and the normal one). So I have to ask myself (and you), is there any way to use ...
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Anyway to run Bitlocker without a key during a boot/reboot?

I recently have begun deploying new machines in my company and have been attempting to run Bitlocker on it. I insert the flash drive, save the key there, set default settings and rebooted. This was ...
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Bitlocker and Resizing Partitions?

I have a 3TB hard drive that I wiped and created a new NTFS partition the full size of the drive and then chose to do a Bitlocker full drive encryption of the more or less empty drive. I any case ...
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External drive on Windows 10 not appearing in BitLocker

I would like to encrypt a Toshiba 3TB drive on Windows 10. The drive works correctly but I can't see it in the BitLocker panel, and there is no right-click option to encrypt it. I tried to reformat it ...
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How to secure a portable USB thumb drive?

I need to encrypt data on a USB thumb drive that will be used on many different versions of Windows, including: Windows 7 variants, Windows 8 and 8.1, and Windows 10 Pro and Home versions. I know I ...
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How to create a BitLocker partition on Linux

I would like to create a BitLocker partition on my USB SSD. I have created a partition using fdisk. I do not know which partition type to assign. I assume I have to mount the partition using dislocker ...
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Recovery of failing bitlocked HDD: RAW partition instead of NTFS

Short story: My new drive ended up having RAW partition instead of NTFS after running repair-bde command. Can't access any of files. Long story: Had a 2TB laptop HDD as my second drive for data ...
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Set Windows bootloader as default from Ubuntu OS [duplicate]

Follow up of Windows 10 BItLocked after dual boot Ubuntu 18.04 installation Unfortunately my Windows OS is currently BitLocked. I do not have recovery keys. My computer is set up as a Windows/Ubuntu ...
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Windows 10 BItLocked after dual boot Ubuntu 18.04 installation

Unfortunately I did not realize that Bitlocker has to be disabled when creating a dual boot of Windows 10 + Ubuntu 18.04. Therefore I currently find my Windows partition locked with Bitlocker. ...
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Why I can't install Debian 10 in dual boot alongside with Windows 10 (bitlocker enabled)?

As the title says, currently I'm trying to install Debian 10 in a dual boot configuration alongside with Windows 10 (this is in my personal laptop). With my previous laptops I didn't had any troubles ...
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USB flash drive encrypted with Bitlocker - Path not found

I've an USB flash drive which is encrypted with bitlocker. When I put the stick into my Windows 10 machine the Windows Explorer opens up as a white window and a error dialog opens up with the message: ...
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Lock USB Drive Encrypted Windows Bitlocker without Ejecting

I have a password vault and other critical items that I store on a USB drive, drive which is encrypted with bitlocker (Windows 10). I often use RDC to remote into my office computer at random times (...
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Why bitlocker options are gone from one of my drive? [duplicate]

There is no such thing. In managed bitlocker, everything is correct Drive D has no difference with other drives. It is bitlocked. And unlocked, like usual. Somehow the unlocked padlock icon doesn't ...
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Unlock secondary BitLocker-encrypted drive at boot time

I'm running a small Windows Server machine with two disks - one for OS and applications, one for data. I want to encrypt the data drive with BitLocker (using a password would be just fine, no TPM ...
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What encryption method is my BitLocker encrypted drive using?

Is there a way to find out what encryption method and cypher strength my BitLocker encrypted drive is using? I'm running on an up to date version of Windows 10 but I can't remember how long ago I ...
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Cancelled BitLocker setup before setting a key: Windows says filesystem is unencrypted, Linux won't mount it

I'm trying to help troubleshoot a Windows system for which BitLocker setup was started, but -- upon discovering that TPM-backed key storage wasn't available without switching to UEFI mode -- cancelled....
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How to recover data from a lost partitioned drive with BitLocker?

I have formatted the whole of my external hard drive. It had two partitions on the drive, the first one (200GB) was locked by BitLocker and another (800GB) didn't lock. The model of the hard drive ...
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BIOS/UEFI update and BitLocker suspension

I can read on many pages that when you update your BIOS/UEFI, you need to suspend BitLocker (for information, mine is configured to ask for a password at startup, no TPM in my machine). But none of ...
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Bitlocker encrypted disk filling too fast [closed]

I am in the process of switching from an old hard drive to an SSD. I decided to take advantage of bitlocker on Windows 10 and have encrypted the new SSD. Now, when I move a folder or file to the new ...
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How to check content of a Bitlocker encrypted disk remotely without unlocking it on host computer

I recently lost some of the data and the backup disk is at my home. At this point, I only want to check if the backup disk contains a specific directory or not. My family member is not too technical, ...
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Windows 10 lacks partitions and WinRe options

I have just installed a fresh windows 10 v1909. Having installed some apps, I activated bitlocker. Bitlocker warned me saying "something" about a recovery partition not existing and how it can be made ...
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Used up all BitLocker recovery keys, what to do next?

I have been trying to install Linux alongside bitlocker encrypted Windows 10. All went well and I managed to get Linux running with Windows in dual boot mode. During installation I had to disable ...

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