Bitlocker Encryption RRS feed

  • Question

  • How do I encrypt my Extrenal HDD with BitLocker as I don't get any direct options for encrypting the drive?

    Also, is there any option to encrypt the drive without formatting because I don't want to lose my data

    Saturday, July 2, 2016 8:05 AM

All replies

  • Hi.

    1st: if you are afraid to lose your data, it seems you have no backup - true? Do a backup, first.

    Then: if the GUI doesn't offer to turn on bitlocker, there is still the command line.

    Please (on an elevated command line) execute

    manage-bde -on -?

    to see examples for how it works.

    Wednesday, July 13, 2016 10:24 PM