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Windows 7: How does bitlocker work

15 Nov 2011   #1

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How does bitlocker work

quick questions: how does bitlocker work?(if your reading this: are you using it on your pc?)i've read the wiki page of it but i want an explanation from you guys , does it really protect the drive from anyone accessing it without the password? also,is there a software (free) to lock out anyone from accessing certain folder in the drive? i don't want my bro/sis to access a drive on my computer so im setting bitlocker for it. the files are being encrypted right now. appreciate any reply. thanks

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15 Nov 2011   #2

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koolkat77 View Post
quick questions: how does bitlocker work?(if your reading this: are you using it on your pc?)i've read the wiki page of it but i want an explanation from you guys , does it really protect the drive from anyone accessing it without the password? also,is there a software (free) to lock out anyone from accessing certain folder in the drive? i don't want my bro/sis to access a drive on my computer so im setting bitlocker for it. the files are being encrypted right now. appreciate any reply. thanks
It does prevent ppl from accessing the drive but you need to be careful as it may also prevent you from accessing it. All it takes is a single bit of corruption and your password wont work. Use with caution

Also bitlocker seems to add to BSOD's
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15 Nov 2011   #3

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wow. im cancelling it then :/
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15 Nov 2011   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koolkat77 View Post
wow. im cancelling it then :/
There are many easier and safer ways to lock out the rest of the family if it is your computer.
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15 Nov 2011   #5

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okay now im really worried.seems like the encrypting doesn't seem to cancel even after ending the task from the task manager. so im letting the encryption to complete. don't want to use google.,i would like to know how to permanently Unlock it? if all others don't work will re-formatting the windows 7 work? ps. im going to bed now, worried if i'll be able to sleep. appreciate any help . thanks.
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15 Nov 2011   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koolkat77 View Post
okay now im really worried.seems like the encrypting doesn't seem to cancel even after ending the task from the task manager. so im letting the encryption to complete. don't want to use google.,i would like to know how to permanently Unlock it? if all others don't work will re-formatting the windows 7 work? ps. im going to bed now, worried if i'll be able to sleep. appreciate any help . thanks.
should google before you ask How To Remove BitLocker Encryption in Windows 7 - Unlock For Us
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15 Nov 2011   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koolkat77 View Post
okay now im really worried.seems like the encrypting doesn't seem to cancel even after ending the task from the task manager. so im letting the encryption to complete. don't want to use google.,i would like to know how to permanently Unlock it? if all others don't work will re-formatting the windows 7 work? ps. im going to bed now, worried if i'll be able to sleep. appreciate any help . thanks.
should google before you ask How To Remove BitLocker Encryption in Windows 7 - Unlock For Us
thanks for the quick reply. i just did the same thing,went to control panel and clicked turn off. hope things will get back to normal. thanks again
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15 Nov 2011   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koolkat77 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koolkat77 View Post
okay now im really worried.seems like the encrypting doesn't seem to cancel even after ending the task from the task manager. so im letting the encryption to complete. don't want to use google.,i would like to know how to permanently Unlock it? if all others don't work will re-formatting the windows 7 work? ps. im going to bed now, worried if i'll be able to sleep. appreciate any help . thanks.
should google before you ask How To Remove BitLocker Encryption in Windows 7 - Unlock For Us
thanks for the quick reply. i just did the same thing,went to control panel and clicked turn off. hope things will get back to normal. thanks again
Good luck
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15 Nov 2011   #9

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Seach is your friend.

Folks always do some research on a program you are going to use BEFORE putting it to work. ESEPCIALLY if it could result in issues with accessing your PC.

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15 Nov 2011   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koolkat77 View Post
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thanks for the quick reply. i just did the same thing,went to control panel and clicked turn off. hope things will get back to normal. thanks again
Good luck
thank you, i turned it off, and no problems so far
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