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Yellow exclamation point on Volume C:

  1. #1

    Yellow exclamation point on Volume C:

    I have a new Surface Pro 2 with Win 8.1. I'm familiar with the old yellow exclamation points that we see in Device Manager. However, there's a yellow exclamation point on my Volume C: in Explorer, and I haven't seen that before. See the attached screenshot. I can't find such a warning in Device Manager. Any ideas of why this exists? Thanks.
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    Hi there. That is the BitLocker icon. Have you used that?
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    Thanks, bit BitLocker never has been enabled.
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    The factory probably has it enabled by default. Just go to Control Panel and turn it off there. Should be a Bit Locker icon there.
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    It's not disabled. BitLocker never is enabled by default. The icon seems to indicate that it is not disabled, perhaps as a "suggestion" to enable it.
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    It looks to be disabled since the icon shows an open lock? If/when enabled the lock would close? There's also a suspend state as described in the link below.

    I wonder if it is a MS thing since it's a mobile device? Did you get a manual with your Surface? If so, anything about it in it? MS help site page has nothing.

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