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Windows 7: Relock Bitlocker Drive

08 Jun 2009   #1
flatpro

win 7
 
 
Relock Bitlocker Drive

Hi,

I have encrypted a driver with bitlocker in windows 7. I need to be able to lock the drive after I have opened it. The only way i can see to do this is to restart the computer.

Does anyone know a different way of doing this. For example a right click and lock button????

Thanks


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22 Dec 2009   #2
lovelawyer

windows 7
 
 

to re-lock a bitlocker drive after unlocking it , use the following command :
manage-bde -lock :d
replace "d" with your drive letter
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22 Dec 2009   #3
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Lock? The drive needs to unlocked for you to access it.
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30 Jun 2010   #4
kchri

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lovelawyer View Post
to re-lock a bitlocker drive after unlocking it , use the following command :
manage-bde -lock :d
replace "d" with your drive letter
I wondered this very thing myself. I tried the command but the syntax is actually:

manage-bde -lock d:

(the "d" and ":" are transposed) However, I get the message:

ERROR: An attempt to access a required resource was denied.

Check that you have administrative rights on the computer.

Of course I'm the owner. Any one have any answers? Thanks!
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31 Aug 2010   #5
Wokpow

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
locking bitlocker

When you start cmd you must right click its icon then select start as administrator, the code to lock will then work.
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31 Aug 2010   #6
kchri

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wokpow View Post
When you start cmd you must right click its icon then select start as administrator, the code to lock will then work.
Wow, I didn't put the two and two together, really. I was executing the cmd prompt from "Run" on my Start Menu. Works now! Thanks!!
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31 Aug 2010   #7
Wokpow

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

No problem. Happy bitlocking!
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24 Jan 2014   #8
davidleo

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
thanks

thanks bro "Wokpow"
i had same problem but now i can use bit locker
Wokpow thanks again
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