Forum discussion tagged with Bitlocker.
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    Question What do you do with 2nd/3rd drives when sending in for repair?

    I have a gaming laptop that will be going back to XOTICPC for repair. I've purchased many from them and this repair is my fault. They will be replacing the keyboard, trackpad left button (or entire assembly), and replacing the thermal compound for the CPU & GPU (it's been a few years). The...
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    Question How to have Bitlocker not prompt user for password?

    Hi, first time posting! I've been scouring the internet trying to figure this out but so far no luck, hoping someone can help. I'm testing BitLocker currently at my work and I've been tasked with with setting it so that the laptops are encrypted, and when someone plugs a flash drive in it will...
  3. jp_d_cruz

    How to free up space after Bitlocker encryption

    I have three drives in my laptop. I turned bitlocker on to the third, 1TB, drive. My drive had more or less 500GB free space when i started. After the encryption (which really took a while), the free space was only around 30GB. So i turned off Bitlocker (also took a while) but the size remained...
  4. T

    Solved! Data theft protection

    I am not sure if this is the best place for this question so my apologies. I am trying to understand risks and options of data theft from my employees. I want to know whether I'm exposed to data theft. Here is what I have as security currently to protect data 1) VPN tunnel, but it can b...
  5. E

    Solved! Bitlocker encryption problem

    I was running bitlocker (win7) on an external 1500gb HDD and halfway through USB cable got loose and bitlocker launcher/process module crashed or stopped. Now it might be running in "background" but it's not showing on screen since in task manager I see "BdeUISrv.exe" running, but I really...
  6. N

    Unlocking Bitlocker enabled drive

    My laptop had Windows 10 upgraded from Windows 7. It was hit by a virus named Ransom. By the time I tried defending the Ransom virus, it had encrypted the C: and D: drives. I had reformat the entire hard disk and install Windows 7 as the OS. The external hard disk is bitlocker enabled. Earlier...
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    Unlock BitLocker drive

    I cant get passed this to begin my windows download.
  8. D

    Disabling BitLocker on Windows Pavillion Notebook

    Have to disable BitLocker on my HP Pavillion Laptop but cannot find the option to disable it so I can update BIOS. Followed directions to disable it on the HP support site and where the option is supposed to be, it is not there. How do I disable BitLocker? It runs Windows 10. Model number is HP...
  9. surfer10k

    Solved! Bitlocker use USB to unlock

    I have a Aus TPM module and W10 pro. I enabled bitlocker and am able to select unlock with a USB. Then I get the dialog to save to the USB which also works. But when I look on the USB stick I see no hidden or unhidden files?? Any help appreciated.
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    BitLocker on multiple systems?

    I was wondering how to go about having one USB drive/key open 2 different systems encrypted with Bitlocker Or is this even possible?
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    Does Bitlocker effect program performance?

    Hi everyone I am new to encryption and was wondering if having Bitlocker encrypting my WindowsOs drive would effect program performance. The programs I use daily are Sketchbook and Maya. These are also on the same drive as Windows. Their save locations are on a different drive. Thank you for...
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    Solved! Should I delete the BitLocker recovery text file that BitLocker created?

    It's just a .txt file with a long number to use in case I forgot my password I guess. It seems kind of pointless to encrypt a drive if a thief gets access to that .txt file they will be able to unlock it. Do you just delete this file?
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    I can't find my bitlocker key for my eeex250 laptop from asus

    I can find my bitlocker key for my laptop and I'm locked out of it
  14. tarmiricmi

    BitLocker drive encryption questions

    Hello, I have two PCs that I wish to encrypt with BitLocker (system drive encryption). Windows 10 64bit 1607 on both PCs, identical 256 GB SSDs with similar free space. On first PC, encryption went OK. It offered me to save a password (or whatever that is). There is no option for BitLocker...
  15. Halo Diehards

    Will Bitlocker stop other users from accessing my external drive? And will Synctoy still work?

    I'm frustrated to learn that other users can access my external drive when they're logged into my pc. That external drive backs up all of the stuff that is kept private in my own user account. Does anyone know if I can use Bitlocker to protect my external drive so only my user account can access...
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    bitlocker creating problem

    i was decrypting my data that suddenly bettary get low after restartlng my pc that drive was raw formet and i was not accesible and then my windows was crypted now when i am stalling windows it was showing your c drive is encrypy by bitloker
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    how to paste recovery key in bitlocker tab

    plz rply guys
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    how to unlock bitlocker from external hard disk which was earlier used as the laptop inbuilt hard disk?

    i put bitlocker in one of my drive but now my laptop has been damaged so i made my hard disk as a external hard disk. And it has been more than 4 years i didn't use, i forgot my password and also i can't recovery the key. i did search in youtube for help but it was of no use. please help me...
  19. A

    Bitlocker recover, lost password, have ID key

    I have bitlock ID key but i lost password and recovery key for my stick. So how to make that problem
  20. K

    Solved! Locked Bitlocker !

    I have locked my hard disk with bitlocker and after i converted my 32 bit windows 10 os into 64 bit my correct bitlocker password does not work (and i have lost my recovery key too) pls help me unlock my hard disk without formatting the disk!
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    Using both 'Bitlocker' and 'VeraCrypt' at the same time on one partition

    Is it possible to encrypt a particular drive/partition using Bitlocker and then using VeraCrypt? Are there any advantages to doing this? The assumption is that the password used for Bitlocker is completely different than the one used by VeraCrypt and in both cases the password is more than 25...
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    i forgot my password and recovery key delete . now how i can unlocked bitlocker in windows 10. plz tell me what i do now

    forgot bitlocker password and lost recovery key what i do now
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    TPM Ready with reduced functionality; unable to use BitLocker

    Hello everyone. I'll just get straight to the point. I've built myself a new desktop PC in November, and a few days ago I decided to add a TPM module to it and encrypt my drives with BitLocker. However, I'm having problems getting them both to work properly. I'm running Windows 10 Pro, my...
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    Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 encryption guide

    If you buy a Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 for business, it comes equipped with Dell Data Protection Encryption. If you buy one for home and opt for Windows 10 Pro instead of Home, you can utilize BitLocker. If you have Windows 10 Home, you need to buy third-party encryption. This Dell XPS 13 2-in-1...
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    how to unlock external hard drive that has been locked by windows bitlocker

    have a Toshiba external hard drive - that suddenly I can't get into because it is locked by bitlocker. This automatically happened - not locked by me
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    Bitlocker protection from ransomware

    Hi. First post here. If a bitlocker protected external drive is in a locked state when ransomware infects a computer, would it still be able to compromise the drive/data? Any advice is helpful. I have scoured the internet before posting. Thank you.
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    Some BitLocker Encryption Questions

    Hey everyone, I want to use BitLocker so if someone jacks my computer they can't actually use it. I have two questions for anyone in the know: how badly does BitLocker decrease performance on an SSD? and is BitLocker safe to use with all programs? My main concern is Steam and their VAC system...
  28. M

    Bitlocker, the manufacturer partitions and NTFS

    Hello, I have just bought this Probook 450 G2 with Freedos. Initially there was two manufacturer partitions, each about 8 GO, one for HP documents and the second for something else. I deleted the one about documents and but didn't delete the other thinking it is critical. Apart from these two...
  29. K

    when i open my laptop i see Bitlocker asking for recovery key,no acess to window

    When I open my laptop is show Bitlocker then it ask for bitlocker recovery key and downward it has an option to skip.As i had forgotten the key so I skip it ,then there come options reset option,advance string option..what to do can I use my laptop...plzzz tell
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    Protecting my Drive with a password. Help!

    I just wanted to protect my D drive with a password so that no else except me can open it. So i found a setting called BitLocker. It took me more than 24hrs. to encrypt my drive with 500gb data. But after that i found that the drive could be easily opened and the files in it too. After reading...
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    Decrypt encrypted USB through Ubuntu

    I encrypted my windows 7 partition using a usb as key and then also encrypted the usb and the recovery key for windows 7 is in the usb itself. I only have the encryption password I entered while encrypting usb and windows 7. I have Ubuntu installed on a separate partition. What can I do? If I...
  32. K

    Want to encrypt a USB stick

    I need to encrypt a USD stick but I don't have bitlocker. What are the alternatives?
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    External HDD Encrypted the right way...

    Ok, well i don't have the answer, as i am seeking it but here's what i got so far... 1- I have External Hdd(500gb) usb3-connector 2- I have Bitlocker(seems to be where truecrypt ended up so did I) 3- I have a password for bit locker (that's a given) 4- I am forced to make a recovery key for...
  34. J

    All drives encrypted with BitLocker

    My computer was compromised last night, all my drives were encrypted using BitLocker and a notepad file left on my desktop demanding 1btc payment for access to be restored. Before I go about formatting the drives and starting again, can anyone advise if there is any work around at all for...
  35. viveknayyar007

    How to Encrypt a Portable Hard Drive

    In Windows you can encrypt a single file or an entire folder containing multiple files with the help of the built-in encryption feature as long as drive is formatted for NTFS. Encrypting the entire hard disk drive requires a completely different process. Even though there are several...
  36. voyager1

    How to monitor decryption of Bitlocker drive?

    My Win7 installation has been doing a lot of strange things lately. Its been a long time since the last time I rebuilt it. I am thinking that it's about time to do so again. Plus, I will be making some major hardware changes also. In preparation, I started the decryption of my one Bitlocker...
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    how to decrypt drive using bitlocker

    i was encrypting my d drive by bitlocker ,,, when the process was 15% completed my system was hanged, after restarting the d drive was locked. now it does become unlock using the password. when i put password and click on unlock it starts loadind for few minutes then the complete system is...
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    BitLocker Smart Cards

    I have been looking heavily into these smart cards for BitLocker to keep my external hard drives with sensitive information safe. obviously right now they are just encrypted with a long password via bitlocker. My question was, would it be possible to get a card reader and cards for use at home...
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    BitLocker ask me only recovery key, not password?

    My external harddisk has bitlocker and I know the password but I don't remember whether I saved the recovery key or not. Now it is asking for recovery key. I use windows 7 and I formatted the windows yesterday and reinstalld it I don't know if is because of that! Can anyone help me please?
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    How to unlock the drive

    hello, i had locked my e: drive through the bitlocker in window 8 and now i have formatted c: drive n i am using window 7 , n neither i hav password nor recovery key for the bitlocker ,so how can i unlock it . Plz suggest me to unlock my drive
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    formatted drive encrypted with BitLocker

    Hii..I was using windows 7 and one of my drive having some important data was encripted with BitLocker.Then i formated my laptop without disable the bit locker.Now when i am trying to unlock the drive it is asking me to format the drive.i remember the password.Please help me how to unlock...
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    How to unlock drive from bitlocker

    where do I get the code to unlock
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    Bitlocker-i/o device error

    how to unlock bitlocker drive when its show i/o device error...........
  44. A

    How to unlock the bitlocker in windows 7

    i haven't found bit locker off category in control panel>bit locker encryption,how can i off that?
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    Bitlocker recovery key

    unlock the drive
  46. A

    Recover bitlocker password

    I forgot my bitlocker password. How could I recover it ?
  47. A

    Bitlocker how to recover my password

    Hello, I forgot my bitlocker password. How could I recover it ?