Windows 10: Bitlocker - Skip This Drive

Discus and support Bitlocker - Skip This Drive in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; On the bitlocker recovery screen, there is an option to "skip this drive." What exactly does it mean to skip the drive in this setting? Is the drive... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/Kalkultabelo, Sep 14, 2020.

  1. Bitlocker - Skip This Drive

    On the bitlocker recovery screen, there is an option to "skip this drive." What exactly does it mean to skip the drive in this setting? Is the drive not encrypted? It seems to have full functionality.

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    /u/Kalkultabelo, Sep 14, 2020

  2. BitLocker Encrypted Hard Drive to MAC


    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 14, 2020
  3. Paola Gar Win User
    Need to turn off Bitlocker to install Windows 10


    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, Sep 14, 2020
  4. Bitlocker - Skip This Drive

    Bitlocker drive got currupted

    Hi Rahul,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community.

    From the description, it appears that you were able to recover the data using third party application. So now, are you trying to encrypt/decrypt the bit locker in Windows 10?

    I suggest you to check the below steps and see if it helps.

    To Encrypt Drive Partition using Bitlocker you need to access BitLocker Encryption Window First. For this,

    • Open
      Cortana Search

    • Type
      in the search field.

    • And in the search results select
      Manage BitLocker option.

    • BitLocker
      Drive Encryption window pops up on your screen.
    How to Encrypt Drive Partition using Bitlocker

    • By following the above steps, you are into the
      BitLocker Drive Encryption window.

    • Now you can see all the drives of your computer listed on that window.

    • Look for the drive that you want to encrypt and click on
      Turn On BitLocker option of that drive to Encrypt Drive Partition using Bitlocker.

    • Another
      BitLocker Encryption
      window will appear on your screen.

    • Here you will be asked
      How you want to unlock the drive.

    • You have two options,
      password and smart card. I opted for the password method. So click on
      Use a password to unlock this drive.

    • It will ask you to provide a strong

    • Remember that you will need this password at every stage when you boot
      Windows 10. And also carefully remember the password as with the wrong password you will not be able to use encrypted system correctly.

    • Click
      after entering and confirming the password.

    • Now you will have to
      back up your recovery key. In future, if you face any difficulty in accessing the encrypted drives then this key will be helpful.

    • Choose the preferred location and click

    • In the following window, you have decided that
      how much of a drive you will like to encrypt.

    • Choose the desired option and click

    • The next window will ask
      Are you ready to encrypt the drive.

    • Click on Start Encrypting

    • The process of encryption drive partition is over.

    • Restart your system.

    • You will see that encrypted drive is locked.

    • When you double-click it to open it, you will be asked to provide the

    • Enter the
      and click Unlock.

    • On the
      Notification Area
      of the Taskbar, a pop-up box will appear showing you the encryption process going on in the background of the desktop.

    • After the completion of the encryption, you will be informed about it.
    Hope it helps.

    Let us know the status of the issue.

    Anil Madishetty, Sep 14, 2020

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