Windows 10: Bitlocker - "Turn on Bitlocker" vanished for USB Drives

Discus and support Bitlocker - "Turn on Bitlocker" vanished for USB Drives in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; Hello, I run Win 10 Pro machines both at work (on a Domain) and Home (standalone machines - both situations have the same problem. All machines are... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by JulianF, Oct 29, 2020.

  1. JulianF Win User

    Bitlocker - "Turn on Bitlocker" vanished for USB Drives


    Hello,
    I run Win 10 Pro machines both at work (on a Domain) and Home (standalone machines - both situations have the same problem. All machines are 2004 with the latest patches.

    Until recently I could bitlocker Encrypt external USB Drives (memory sticks etc) by either the "Turn on Bitlocker" option in the Explorer Context Menu or within Bitlocker in the Control panel.

    This option has vanished (since the last windows updates?).

    If I insert an unencrypted USB Drive there is no way to encrypt it but if I insert a previously encrypted drive then the "Manage Bitlocker" option is present in the context menu.

    Does anyone know how to get back the facility to encrypt such drives?

    Thanks,
    Julian

    :)
     
    JulianF, Oct 29, 2020
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  2. newtekie1 Win User

    Windows 8.1 PRO unable to unlock Bitlocked drive

    Can you take a screen shot of the bitlocker window?

    Also, what happens when you highlight the drive in This PC and go to the Manage tab? There should be some bitlocker options there.
     
    newtekie1, Oct 30, 2020
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  3. Location is not available after Bitlocker?

    Im happy you resolved it, & without any help to boot *Toast :toast:

    C:/"Bitlocker" call uninstall *Laugh :laugh:
     
    jboydgolfer, Oct 30, 2020
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  4. mcraygsx Win User

    Bitlocker - "Turn on Bitlocker" vanished for USB Drives

    Windows 8.1 PRO unable to unlock Bitlocked drive

    Here is the screenshot

    imgur.com
    As you can see Drive D is no longer present in BitLocker Drive Encryption.

    When I click on this Drive under Explorer I got the option to FORMAT this Drive and when I click cancel I get the following.
    imgur.com
    When I do Right Click on this Drive, I no longer see BitLocker option like I used to.
     
    mcraygsx, Oct 30, 2020
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