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  • Question

  • Hi. I'm new here. Please Help me. My 2 (two) external hard drive was locked by bitlocker. What odd is, it's only lock when I'm using Window 7 or older version of windows and I can't use it even in T.V's. But when I'm using it in windows 10 I can open it and use it. Please help me. Sorry for Bad English.
    Monday, August 15, 2016 10:48 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    We can use Manage-bde tool to check the result.

    This tool can be used to turn on or turn off BitLocker, specify unlock mechanisms, update recovery methods, and unlock BitLocker-protected data drives.

    This tool can be used in place of the BitLocker Drive Encryption Control Panel item. For more information, please refer to the link:

    Manage-bde:

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff829849%28v=ws.11%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

    Try This:

    manage-bde -status (Drive Letter):

    Example: manage-bde -status C:

    to check if Bitlocker lock your drive.

    and

    manage-bde -off (Drive Letter):  Example:  manage-bde -off C:

    Best Regards,

    Tao


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    Wednesday, August 17, 2016 9:41 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    We can use Manage-bde tool to check the result.

    This tool can be used to turn on or turn off BitLocker, specify unlock mechanisms, update recovery methods, and unlock BitLocker-protected data drives.

    This tool can be used in place of the BitLocker Drive Encryption Control Panel item. For more information, please refer to the link:

    Manage-bde:

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff829849%28v=ws.11%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

    Try This:

    manage-bde -status (Drive Letter):

    Example: manage-bde -status C:

    to check if Bitlocker lock your drive.

    and

    manage-bde -off (Drive Letter):  Example:  manage-bde -off C:

    Best Regards,

    Tao


    Please remember to mark the replies as an answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.
    If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Wednesday, August 17, 2016 9:41 AM
  • Hi,

    We haven’t heard from you for a couple of days, have you solved the problem? How about the solution we have provided? We are looking forward to your good news.

    Best Regards,

    Tao


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    • Edited by Tony_Tao Tuesday, August 23, 2016 8:33 AM
    Friday, August 19, 2016 8:29 AM