Windows 10: Bitlocker Drive Encryption

Discus and support Bitlocker Drive Encryption in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I started to decrypt an external hard drive that I got from Seagate with my recovered files on it. Too late they contacted me and said that they didn't... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Rainy DawnTaylor, Sep 24, 2020.

  1. Bitlocker Drive Encryption


    I started to decrypt an external hard drive that I got from Seagate with my recovered files on it. Too late they contacted me and said that they didn't recommend my decrypting it but if I started it I needed to let it finish. They told me that I had to turn to MS to get support if I used it.

    They told me all of this too late as I had already started the process.


    Now, the process is stuck at 24.1% finished and it hasn't moved in 24 hours. There aren't more than 450 GB on the drive if even that. It says I can pause it to remove it, so the files are not damaged but pushed pause does NOTHING at all.

    In other words, nothing changes. It doesn't say it's paused or not.


    My PC has been on for over 48 hours because I am scared I'm going to lose or damage the drive if I try and remove it. I don't know what to do.

    I can't keep my pc on for days and days.

    I usually shut it down at night as it's in my bedroom and I need it quiet to sleep.


    So my questions are:

    Would putting my pc to sleep stop the process, or would it keep going?

    If it stops it, will that damage it?

    What can I do to make it finish running this decryption?

    Why does clicking pause do nothing?

    Would ejecting it via the software ejection damage the files and make them unreadable?


    I tried to copy and paste the files into another backup drive but it kept giving me an error that the device didn't exist. It copied the folders but they were all empty. Yet when I look in the folders on the drive, everything is fine in them.

    When I click on Manage Bitlocker, all it does is show me the drive being decrypted but there is no stop or roll back or anything.

    I really don't want to lose this data and I regret ever starting this decryption. Lesson learned. Bitlocker Drive Encryption eae241fc-29db-415a-b146-ce88100f7984?upload=true.jpg


    Someone please respond and help me.


    Thank you.

    :)
     
    Rainy DawnTaylor, Sep 24, 2020
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  2. BitLocker Encrypted Hard Drive to MAC

    Hi,



    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community. I regret the inconvenience caused to you. Let me help you.



    I suggest you to perform below mentioned steps to disable BitLocker.

    To disable BitLocker I would suggest you try the following steps and see if it helps.


    • Press Windows key + X and click on
      Control Panel.

    • Change View by from Category
      to Large Icons/Small Icons.

    • Click on BitLocker Drive Encryption and click on
      Turn BitLocker Off.

    • Follow on screen instructions. Click on Decrypt the Drive
      when the message appears.
    I would suggest you click on the link below and refer the following article.

    Scenario 12: Turning Off BitLocker Drive Encryption (Windows 7)

    Scenario 12: Turning Off BitLocker Drive Encryption (Windows 7)

    (You can refer the steps in the above link as they are applicable for Windows 10 as well)



    Check if it helps.



    I hope the information helps. Please keep us posted on the issue. We will be happy to assist you accordingly.

    Thank you.
     
    Aswin_Anand, Sep 24, 2020
    #2
  3. Bitlocker Drive Encryption

    Recently I was attempting to encrypt my drive with bitlocker because windows was suggesting to encrypt them via the security page when logging into my account. Though, when I do attempt to encrypt them with bitlocker it states that my drive is already
    encrypted via bitlocker. I was wondering if there was a different way that it needs to be set up because I was hoping to add the extra layer of security to my drives with bitlocker encryption and password protecting them via a recovery key.
     
    User1234567_953, Sep 24, 2020
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  4. Bitlocker Drive Encryption

    Bitlocker Drive Encryption(Not Responding) at 84.5%

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    We understand your concern, as you are trying to encrypt the complete hard drive with BitLocker Drive Encryption and now it’s not responding as well.



    We would suggest you to refer this
    BitLocker: Use BitLocker Drive Encryption Tools to manage BitLocker
    article and check manage-bde section, if that helps to make the changes.



    However, for further queries we would suggest you to post your query in

    TechNet
    forums, where we have experts and support professionals who are well equipped with the knowledge on BitLocker to assist you with the appropriate troubleshooting steps.



    Aditya Roy

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Aditya_Roy, Sep 24, 2020
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