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Windows 7: BitLocker Drive Encryption - BitLocker To Go - Turn On or Off

29 Apr 2009   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ok. Thank you for sharing your results Warfare.


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01 Sep 2009   #11
DeadGoat

Windows 7
 
 

sorry... maybe this is a dumb question, ermm... can we re-lock the encrypted drive in on-the-fly without system restart/logoff? if can, can someone show it off?
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01 Sep 2009   #12
poin2

Windows7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeadGoat View Post
sorry... maybe this is a dumb question, ermm... can we re-lock the encrypted drive in on-the-fly without system restart/logoff? if can, can someone show it off?
Not a dumb question. I seem to recall MS themselves elsewhere recently expressing surprise there wasn't an explicit command, and indicating they looked to add it. It's a security risk that you can't readily re-lock a drive as easily as you can perform other functions.

In the meantime, you can do the following via an elevated command prompt. You can also make it a .bat file that you simply run as an administrator.

The command to lock drive d: on-the-fly would be:

manage-bde -lock d:

There's a space after "manage-bde" and after "-lock".

More similar Bitlocker command line things are at the following should there be need:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...13(WS.10).aspx
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01 Sep 2009   #13
DeadGoat

Windows 7
 
 

woahhh! there is actually eh... many thanx poin2!...
this is wud i'm looking for , if there got something like just a button to lock/unlock the drive it would be just nice M$... =)
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01 Sep 2009   #14
DeadGoat

Windows 7
 
 

another question for bitLocker, can we somehow encrypt just any folder in any hdd in our computer with BitLocker?
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01 Sep 2009   #15
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello DeadGoat,

You cannot do so with bitlocker since that is only for storage drives. However you can encrypt a file or folder just like Vista in Windows 7 though.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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02 Sep 2009   #16
DeadGoat

Windows 7
 
 

thanx Brink... tried that before, its just i'm not feels the "secure sensation" with this method... maybe bcoz its doesnt have lock/unlock feature to open the file or folder that we encrypted
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02 Sep 2009   #17
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yeah, I would prefer to use BitLocker on a drive or BitLocker to Go on a USB key instead.
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25 May 2010   #18
hacker

 

thx you
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25 May 2010   #19
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Hacker, and welcome to SevenForums.
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