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Windows 7: Is it possible to pause BitLocker encryption and then shut down?

17 Sep 2015   #1
xJames

Windows 10 64bit
 
 
Is it possible to pause BitLocker encryption and then shut down?

Question: Is it possible to use the command "manage-bde -pause D:" to pause BitLocker encrypting the HDD, which would then allow me to shut down the computer, transport it to my new house, and then turn the computer on and resume the encryption process, without any loss of data or corruption?

I have an internal hard disk drive currently being encrypted (~47%) using BitLocker. In 8 hours time I need to transport the whole PC to a new house where I'll be living permanently, meaning it will need to be turned off and disconnected from the power. Considering the time it has already run I don't think it will complete in time I have available.

If it is not possible to do that I can leave the computer at its original location to complete encryption, the only problem is that there is a large travel distance and the inconvenience of not being able to use my primary computer.

Edit: Forgot to mention that this is an internal HDD used to store downloads, documents, photos, music, and videos. My operating system is stored on an SSD that has already been encrypted.

Thanks in advance!


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26 Sep 2015   #2
bhar

Windows 7 32 Bit
 
 

So you left it to complete or paused it?
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