Windows 10: Automatically locking BitLocker volumes

Discus and support Automatically locking BitLocker volumes in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; Is there an easy way to have certain BitLocker volumes lock automatically after a period of user absence and lack of reading/writing to the volumes?... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by meh, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. MEH
    meh Win User

    Automatically locking BitLocker volumes


    Is there an easy way to have certain BitLocker volumes lock automatically after a period of user absence and lack of reading/writing to the volumes? Perhaps a utility that does this?

    I've been playing with a scheduled task, but so far, it locks the volumes when I don't want them to, and is oblivious to when the volumes are being used.

    Edit: I guess I will just use Shutter, which I have been using for a long time, but never for this. I'm guessing I will need to run Shutter with elevation for this (i.e. manage-bde.exe -lock -fd) to work. I was hoping to use a more dedicated utility, without having to learn how to do it in AutoHotkey or something.

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  2. Paul Lupa Win User

    What does a yellow exclamation mark over the C Drive on a Surface Pro 3 with Windows 10 in Devices and Drives mean?

    Here are the different icon adornments for hard drives that may appear

    Adornment
    Meaning

    Windows logo (may be combined with other adornments)
    System drive.

    Locked padlock
    BitLocker locked: Volume is inaccessible.

    Unlocked padlock
    BitLocker on: Drive is encrypted and keys are protected.

    Unlocked padlock with yellow warning triangle
    BitLocker is suspended: Drive is encrypted but everyone has access. This icon is also used to indicate the BitLocker is pre-provisioned.
     
    Paul Lupa, Feb 13, 2018
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  3. Bitlocker has locked me out of windows during doing a full reset on surface book.

    Bitlocker has locked me out of windows during doing a full reset. Don't have keycode or access to any windows directory including being prevented from doing full factory reset because it appears that the volume where the instalation copy of windows is stored,
    seems to be 'Volume 3', is the only volume listed twice over, and both are locked by bitlocker. The system is a surface book with windows 10.

    How do I work around this to do a full factory reset?
     
    AdeaneCroft, Feb 13, 2018
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