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"Turn BitLocker On" Issue

  1. #1

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    Windows 8

    "Turn BitLocker On" Issue

    I have encrypted my USB drive in Windows 8 using BitLocker, but I noticed after unlocking it, it does not give me the option to "Turn BitLocker On"? Any ideas as to why that is?

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  2. #2

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    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Duane,

    You would only see "Turn on BitLocker" if your turned off BitLocker instead of unlocking it.

    When you unlock it, it will remain unlocked until you log off or restart the computer next, then it will be automatically locked again. If you like, you could use the tutorial below to lock the drive again without having to log off or restart the computer.

    Bitlocker - Lock an Unlocked Drive - Windows 7 Forums

    You should also be able to open "BitLocker Drive Encryption" in the Control Panel (icons view), and click on "Turn off auto-unlock" to lock it back.

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    Hope this helps,
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