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

  1. #30


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    win 7 ultimate


    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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  2. #31


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    64-bit Windows 10


    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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  3. #32


    Posts : 5
    win 7 ultimate


    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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  4. #33


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    64-bit Windows 10


    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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  5. #34


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    win 7 ultimate


    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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  6. #35


    Posts : 5
    win 7 ultimate


    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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  7. #36


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Interesting. Thank you for posting back with your findings.
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  8. #37


    Posts : 14
    Windows 10


    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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  9. #38


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    64-bit Windows 10


    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.

    lock-bde.vbs
    Last edited by Brink; 24 Aug 2016 at 12:06.
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  10. #39


    Posts : 14
    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    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.

    lock-bde.vbs
    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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