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

  1. #50


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    Ok, I fixed the problem with "Lock drive" not working with both "Lock drive" and "Unlock drive" being displayed. I had modified the lock-bde.vbs script and removed the force option, so that's why it didn't work initially. Put force back in and both Lock and Unlock work now with your workaround mod.

    That's really all I need, so I'm good to go. I really appreciate all your effort.

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  2. #51


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    What build of Windows 10 do you have installed?

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  3. #52


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    I'm on Version 1511 (OS Build 10586.545)
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  4. #53


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    If you like, you might update to the latest build and see how it does afterwards.
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  5. #54


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    If you like, you might update to the latest build and see how it does afterwards.
    Sure. I wasn't aware of a newer update. I'm doing another drive encryption now, and also discovered corruption on that f: drive I was locking/unlocking. Perhaps the force lock was a bad idea. In any case, it will take me a couple of days to get to a point where I can reboot, so will do the upgrade then and let you know if that helps.

    Thanks.
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  6. #55


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    Locking and unlocking the drive won't hurt anything, so no worries.
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  7. #56


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Locking and unlocking the drive won't hurt anything, so no worries.
    Good to know. That particular drive has a bit of bad history. I was bitlocker encrypting it when it lost power. Totally corrupted it. I ran a data recovery utility and was able to salvage some data which I copied to another drive, and formatted the f: drive. Copied the salvaged data back and encrypted it. All seemed ok until today after my lock/unlock experiments and I discovered the corrupted folders. So now I'm again copying the un-corrupted folders to another drive and will reformat then re-encrypt f:. Add in this bit about the drive lock utility not working as it should and it's been pretty much a nightmare all around.
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  8. #57


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    Windows 10


    Update: I checked for Windows 10 updates and it says I'm current at the release I posted above. So, no idea what's causing the odd behavior on my system. Even with the persistent "Lock drive" option you gave me after the first unlock/lock cycle it stops working correctly.
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  9. #58


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    You might run a hard drive diagnostics tool (ex: SeaTools) on the drive to rule out possible drive failure or issues.
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  10. #59


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    You might run a hard drive diagnostics tool (ex: SeaTools) on the drive to rule out possible drive failure or issues.
    Good idea on that f: drive. I plan to completely format it and will run your suggested diagnostics. But the issue I'm having with lock/unlock happens with other encrypted drives as well that haven't had any corruption issues. What's the simplest way to cleanly remove the registry entry your file created? Can I just delete the "lock-bde" entry using regedit, or does it need to be modified to get it back to original?
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