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

  1. #10


    Posts : 34
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    I have not tested this and never really tried it, but you may be able to skip using a script and simply use:

    bdeunlock.exe y:

    Where "y" is the drive letter of the BitLocker volume you want to unlock.

    Don't forget the colon (":") because you'll get a rather disconcerting (but harmless) error message.

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  2. #11


    Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Windows error:
    Cannot find "lock-bde.vbs" when I launch: "Lock Drive" from context menu.
    I cannot see file lock-bde.vbs in system 32 directory although it reports being there when I try to copy another instance to the directory.

    I am not having this issue on other machine running same OS so I know I followed the instructions correctly.

    Windows 10 Pro 64bit.
    Thanks
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  3. #12


    Posts : 22,272
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by boomer96 View Post
    Windows error:
    Cannot find "lock-bde.vbs" when I launch: "Lock Drive" from context menu.
    I cannot see file lock-bde.vbs in system 32 directory although it reports being there when I try to copy another instance to the directory.

    I am not having this issue on other machine running same OS so I know I followed the instructions correctly.

    Windows 10 Pro 64bit.
    Thanks
    Hello Boomer, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    I just tested, and this tutorial still works in Windows 10 for me as well.

    Is your Windows drive showing with the drive letter C: ?

    As a test, see if merging the updated .reg file below may have it work better for you.

    Add_lock-bde.reg
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  4. #13


    Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Hi Brink,
    Yes the os is directly on "C" drive.
    Works in other Win 10 and Win 8 machines.
    What I can't understand is why when I copy the vbs file to sys 32 you cannot see it even when 'hidden' +' protected files' are unhidden.
    Copying file another time triggers overwrite? dialogue.
    I have shut off antivirus, uac as well as Malwarebytes.
    Thanks
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  5. #14


    Posts : 22,272
    64-bit Windows 10


    Something is wrong then if you don't see the .vbs file in the System32 folder.

    As a test and workaround, copy the .vbs file into your C:\Windows folder instead. Afterwards, download and merge the updated .reg file below to change the location in the registry for the context menu.

    Add_lock-bde.reg
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  6. #15


    Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Yes it is visible in the Windows folder.
    When I tried it worked ok, it locked the drive but I tried to unlock the drive got message that drive was already unlocked and wouldn't open.
    I restarted computer then drive unlocked ok.
    Any ideas?
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  7. #16


    Posts : 22,272
    64-bit Windows 10


    Not sure. The unlock part is unrelated to the context menu in this tutorial. Could have been something that interfered.
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  8. #17


    Greece
    Posts : 2
    Win 8.1 Pro


    Hello there,

    I just registered to tell you that I found a solution. I had the same problem with boomer96. Very strange problem.
    I managed to fix that by opening an elevated cmd and doing the copy to windows\system32 from the command prompt.
    The file copied just fine and lock / unlock function works great.
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  9. #18


    Posts : 22,272
    64-bit Windows 10


    Thank you for sharing th3dark, and welcome to Eight Forums.
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  10. #19


    Greece
    Posts : 2
    Win 8.1 Pro


    Thank you very much Brick.
    It's nice to be here.

    Sharing is caring!
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