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    Add Suspend BitLocker protection to Context Menu in Windows


    How to: Add Suspend BitLocker protection to Context Menu in Windows

    How to Add 'Suspend BitLocker protection' to Context Menu of Drives in Windows

    Add Suspend BitLocker protection to Context Menu in Windows [​IMG]
    Information You can use BitLocker Drive Encryption to help protect your files on an entire drive. BitLocker can help block hackers from accessing the system files they rely on to discover your password, or from accessing your drive by physically removing it from your PC and installing it in a different one. You can still sign in to Windows and use your files as you normally would.

    BitLocker can encrypt the drive Windows is installed on (the removable data drive (such as an external hard drive or USB flash drive).

    You can temporarily suspend (pause) BitLocker protection whenever you like for an unlocked drive encrypted by BitLocker—for example, if you need to install new software that BitLocker might otherwise block—and then resume BitLocker protection on the drive again when you're ready.

    When you suspend BitLocker protection for an OS drive, it will remain unlocked and unprotected until you either manually resume BitLocker protection for the drive, or have it resume BitLocker protection automatically the next time you restart the PC.

    When you suspend BitLocker protection for a fixed data drive, it will remain unlocked and unprotected until you manually resume BitLocker protection for the drive. This is even after you restart the PC.

    When you suspend BitLocker protection for a removable data drive, it will remain unlocked and unprotected until you manually resume BitLocker protection for the drive. This is even after you restart the PC, or disconnect and reconnect the drive.


    This tutorial will show you how to add Suspend BitLocker protection to the context menu of all unlocked drives encrypted by BitLocker for all users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to add, use, or remove the "Suspend BitLocker protection" context menu.


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    Note Suspend keeps the data encrypted but encrypts the BitLocker volume master key with a clear key. The clear key is a cryptographic key stored unencrypted and unprotected on the disk drive. By storing this key unencrypted, the Suspend option allows for changes or upgrades to the computer without the time and cost of decrypting and re-encrypting the entire drive. After the changes are made and BitLocker is again enabled, BitLocker will reseal the encryption key to the new values of the measured components that changed as a part of the upgrade, the volume master key is changed, the protectors are updated to match and the clear key is erased.


    For Windows 7, BitLocker Drive Encryption is only available in the Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Enterprise editions.

    For Windows 8/8.1, BitLocker Drive Encryption is only available in the Windows 8 Pro and Windows 8 Enterprise editions.

    For Windows 10, BitLocker Drive Encryption is only available in the Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Enterprise, and Windows 10 Education editions.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Add Suspend BitLocker protection to Context Menu of Drives
    • Option Two: To Remove Suspend BitLocker protection from Context Menu of Drives

    EXAMPLE: "Suspend BitLocker protection" context menu

    Add Suspend BitLocker protection to Context Menu in Windows [​IMG]






    OPTION ONE [/i] To Add Suspend BitLocker protection to Context Menu of Drives
    1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.
    *Arrow Add_Suspend_Bitlocker_protection_to_context_menu.zip

    Download
    2. Save the .zip file to your desktop.

    3. Unblock the .zip file.

    4. Open the .zip file, and extract (drag and drop) the Add_Suspend_Bitlocker_protection.reg and suspend-bde.vbs files to your desktop.

    5. Move the suspend-bde.vbs file into the C:\Windows\System32 folder, and click/tap on Continue to approve. (see screenshot below)

    Add Suspend BitLocker protection to Context Menu in Windows [​IMG]

    6. Double click/tap on the Add_Suspend_Bitlocker_protection.reg file to merge it.

    7. If prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    8. You can now delete any remaining files on your desktop if you like.





    OPTION TWO [/i] To Remove Suspend BitLocker protection from Context Menu of Drives
    NOTE: This is the default setting.
    1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.
    *Arrow Remove_Suspend_Bitlocker_protection_from_context_menu.reg

    Download
    2. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    3. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    4. If prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    5. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

    6. Open the C:\Windows\System32 folder, and delete the suspend-bde.vbs file.


    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Brink, Jun 30, 2017
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  2. Paola Gar Win User

    Need to turn off Bitlocker to install Windows 10

    Hi,

    We suggest doing the following steps again to resolve the issue. To complete the procedure, make sure that you have the following information:

    • You must be able to provide administrative credentials.
    • The drive must be BitLocker-protected.
    To suspend BitLocker Drive Encryption on an operating system drive, please follow the steps below:

    • Click Start, click Control Panel, click
      System and Security, and then click BitLocker Drive Encryption.
    • Click Suspend Protection for the operating system drive.
    • A message is displayed, informing you that your data will not be protected while BitLocker is suspended and asking if you want to suspend BitLocker Drive Encryption.
    • Click Yes to continue and suspend BitLocker on the drive.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Paola Gar, Oct 26, 2019
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  3. Maoxia Win User
    Bitlocker status when suspended?

    This might sound a bit silly, but bear with me.

    I have bitlocker installed on my laptop, which was stolen yesterday.

    There was an issue the other month where for some reason bitlocker suspended itself and I had to manually restart it.

    If I go to my devices on the Microsoft account site, "BitLocker data protection" lists shows "bitlocker: on" - I just want to confirm that really means on, if it was suspended would it then show as suspended?

    Just want to try and put my mind at rest, thanks!
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    ,
     
    Maoxia, Oct 26, 2019
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  4. Add Suspend BitLocker protection to Context Menu in Windows

    Bitlocker status when suspended?

    Hello,

    IMO, the BitLocker won't suspend itself unless you command Windows to do so.

    If it is showing ON status atm, I believe the data on stolen system is still encrypted and safe.

    I hope you've reported this to local police so that they may track your laptop and help you to get it back asap.

    Regards.
     
    Kapil Arya MVP, Oct 26, 2019
    #4
  5. Bitlocker Key

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your concern. It is good that you know the Bitlocker key to properly get into the computer. To help you turn off the Bitlocker key, you can follow the steps below:

    Please make sure you are signed as the Administrator of the computer.

    To suspend BitLocker Drive Encryption on an operating system drive


    • Click Start, click Control Panel, click
      System and Security
      , and then click BitLocker Drive Encryption.

    • Click Suspend Protection for the operating system drive.

    • A message is displayed, informing you that your data will not be protected while BitLocker is suspended and asking if you want to suspend BitLocker Drive Encryption. Click
      Yes to continue and suspend BitLocker on the drive.

    To turn off BitLocker Drive Encryption


    • Click Start, click Control Panel, click
      System and Security
      , and then click BitLocker Drive Encryption.

    • Find the drive on which you want BitLocker Drive Encryption turned off, and click
      Turn Off BitLocker.

    • A message is displayed, informing you that the drive will be decrypted and that decryption may take some time. Click
      Decrypt the drive to continue and turn off BitLocker on the drive.

    Let us know if this resolves your concern.
     
    Lemuel Cie, Oct 26, 2019
    #5
  6. Schlocko Win User
    Bitlocker encryption suspended - how to restart

    It possible that the BitLocker protection was accidentally suspended.

    For us to provide you with appropriate resolution, please answer the questions below.

    • When did the issue start? Not sure, maybe last week or so
    • Were there any changes made on the device? Only a few Win updates
    • Are you able to log in to your device? Yes
    • Have you tried to resume encryption in the BitLocker Manager?
      The option is not available when I right mouse click or not sure where to look for it
    • Can you clarify "on the reboot the TPM commands won't recognize my keyboard"?
      I do the steps to use TPM.MSC to clear out settings and reset password. I get to the reboot screen and no key works on the Surface keyboard I use
     
    Schlocko, Oct 26, 2019
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