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Windows 7: Bitlocker - Lock an Unlocked Drive

11 Jun 2010   #9
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 
Bitlocker - Lock an Unlocked Drive

How to Lock an Unlocked BitLocker Drive


Currently, if you unlock a drive that has been locked with Bitlocker, you will need to either restart explorer.exe or reboot your PC. Neither of these appeal to me so I found a way of...

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04 Aug 2011   #10
ItachiSharingan

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I tried the stuff from tutorial but I got the same message as other guys

"Filename,directory name or volume label syntax is incorrect"

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04 Aug 2011   #11
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Did you retype the longer bottom number again? You had a typo in your screenshot that would cause it to not work.

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04 Aug 2011   #12
ItachiSharingan

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

yeah I did.. I've been trying to unlock it whole day.. that typo is due to is 1 o'clock in the morning at my place so I'm kind of tired all ready from doing this all day..

tried again correct this time still got same problem... but bitlocker reported at the end of decrypting there was error on drive and I should run disk check or something like that.. and I don't know the command and I can't do nothing now when disk is locked
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04 Aug 2011   #13
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Itachi,

You could try either option in the tutorial below to run disk check on that drive to see if it will allow you to unlock it afterwards.

Disk Check
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05 Aug 2011   #14
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Itachi,

From your response here, it appears that your drive may be toast and may need to be formated to be restored.
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05 Aug 2011   #15
ItachiSharingan

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

yeah I see it now too.. is there any way to bypass bitlocker so that I can save some of the data on the disk? it is related to my work and I don't have backup and that was one of the reason I protected the drive
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05 Aug 2011   #16
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

I'm afraid not that I know of without being able to enter the recovery key.
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13 Dec 2011   #17
mhandsomedevil

windows 8 dovoloper prview x64
 
 
Not working

I'm following the same exact steps and i get the same error when i try to lock the drive "Filename,directory name or volume label syntax is incorrect"... i tried so many times please help me its urgent
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17 Dec 2011   #18
watto

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
administrator rights?

hey hows it goin guys, Im also getting the 'volume label syntax' error message, I think I know why I just dont know how to fix it, lock.bat needs to be run in administrator mode, but in properties the option is unselectable so I cant change it permanently, Im guessing this is because its a .bat file or something? I dont know much about computers I found this thread on google and registered just to ask this question so if anyone could help would be great, thanks
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11 Nov 2012   #19
gubul123

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
error

Thanks for the concern. But even after doing all these things correctly as per the given Procedure, I am getting a error massage '"Filename,directory name or volume label syntax is incorrect"....what to do?

Please Help me to fix this issue.

Amarnath
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