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"Lock Drive" - Add to Context Menu of BitLocker Drives


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#22
Thank you for confirming. :)
 

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#23
Used option one on a partition in Windows 10 Pro and it worked like a charm. Thank you.

I looked for this in the tenforums but to no avail. Perhaps a link there, to here?
 

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Not clear as to what option one is?
Which partition do you mean, the "C" drive, or another?
Thanks
 

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Used option one on a partition in Windows 10 Pro and it worked like a charm. Thank you.

I looked for this in the tenforums but to no avail. Perhaps a link there, to here?
Yeah, I haven't made a version for www.tenforums.com yet, but it works the same for Windows 10. :)
 

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Not clear as to what option one is?
Which partition do you mean, the "C" drive, or another?
Thanks
Hello Boomer, :)

He's referring to using the OPTION ONE section on the first page of this tutorial.

The "Lock Drive" context menu can be used on any drive that you have previously turned on BitLocker for to encrypt it.
 

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#27
Not clear as to what option one is?
Which partition do you mean, the "C" drive, or another?
Thanks
Hello Boomer, :)

He's referring to using the OPTION ONE section on the first page of this tutorial.

The "Lock Drive" context menu can be used on any drive that you have previously turned on BitLocker for to encrypt it.
:thumbsup:
 

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#29
@Brink Pls sir can you help me. I used to have the lock icon to unlock following your instructions, well I haven't used that drive in awhile and so I went to it to access some files I needed for resume and the lock icon is gone. I thought maybe avg pc tune up deleted the keys, so I put the files back in windows system32 unlocked the vbs file and merged the .reg file and nothing happened. I put it on desktop and c: and tried it and nothing. What gives? I can still go to control panel security and access it there, but too much time and can't lock back. I'm running windows 7 ultimate. Thanks..
 

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#31
Yes and it has, This script used to work fine, but like I said I haven't accessed this drive in some time, and noticed last night the lock was gone. I retried the fix and it's not working.. I can go to control panel security and access bit locker there. Just no icons through explorer no options to lock or unlock
 

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Does the drive itself have the grey lock on it like in the example screenshot at the top of the tutorial?
 

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#33
Nope only when I got to control panel security bitlocker manage put pass word in and it shows my files. Nothing from explorer, nothing from my computer, no locks no symbols.

Edit: I used to.... I'm wondering if avg pc tune up did something, but yet again the scripts didn't work when i retried :(
 

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In that case, it sounds like the drive is not encrypted by BitLocker.

You might see if you are able to decrypt and encrypt it again in BitLocker Manager to sort this.
 

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#35
It was encrypted, like I said everything was working fine. I just noticed the lock was gone yesterday. I didn't notice it lately because i haven't needed anything off that drive. I can still go to bitlocker settings and put my password in and open my files. It's just not listed in explorer or my computer like it used to be..
 

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#36
I figured it out on my own.. AVG pc tune up when in performance mode disables all that stylish looks, some how in the process it also removes the context menu for bitlocker on the drives. For anyone using avg pc tune up and your state is performance/turbo state and you don't have the context menu, switch back to standard mode. Hope this helps someone.
 

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Interesting. Thank you for posting back with your findings. :)
 

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bombadil

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#38
Thanks for the utility. Works ok, but found an issue. If I unlock a drive, the "Lock drive" option works fine. But if I lock it and then unlock the drive again the "Lock drive" option doesn't show up, and instead the option still says "Unlock drive". Clicking on that or the drive letter in Explorer gives a message that says the drive is already unlocked. The only way to access the drive is to select "Open in new window". A reboot gets everything back to good, but that 2nd toggle isn't working correctly. I'm on Windows 10.
 

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bombadil

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#40
Hello bombadil, and welcome to Eight Forums. :)

Here's the tutorial below for Windows 10, but it's the same.

Lock Drive - Add to Context Menu of BitLocker Drives in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

If you like, replace the lock-bde.vbs file from the tutorial in your System32 folder with the one below to see if it may work better for you. I removed the -ForceDismount switch from it.

View attachment 68247
Thanks for the quick response. I'm encrypting some drives at the moment so have to wait a day or so to test out the new script. I'll let you know how it goes. Appreciate your help.
 

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