Windows 10: Can a flash drive encrypted with BitLocker To Go on Windows 10 Pro be accessed read/write...

Discus and support Can a flash drive encrypted with BitLocker To Go on Windows 10 Pro be accessed read/write... in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I am writing a guidance document and don't have access to a Windows 7 or 8 machine and am hoping someone can help. I know I can encrypt a flash drive... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by ChrisTaylor2, Jul 5, 2019.

  1. Can a flash drive encrypted with BitLocker To Go on Windows 10 Pro be accessed read/write...


    I am writing a guidance document and don't have access to a Windows 7 or 8 machine and am hoping someone can help.


    I know I can encrypt a flash drive on Windows 10 Pro using BitLocker To Go and then access it fully (read and write) on Windows 10 Home.


    What I don't know is whether (assuming I chose "Compatibility mode" when encrypting) I can access it in both read and write modes if I plug it into any editions of Windows 7 or 8.


    Some web searches indicate it will only be read-only mode, but other articles seem to refute that.


    I can't find any answer on Microsoft documentation.


    Thanks for any help anyone can provide.


    Chris

    :)
     
    ChrisTaylor2, Jul 5, 2019
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  2. Access Bitlocker-encrypted USB-drive on Windows 10 home

    Hello,

    this answer seems to be not correct.

    I got my new notebook with Windows 10 home yesterday and I tested it. It works perfectly to access an USB-drive which I encrypted with Bitlocker on my desktop computer with Windows 10 pro. I can read and write files on this drive with both my computers.

    Seems it is not possible to set up a Bitlocker encrypted drive in Windows 10 home, but it is possible to access such drives (read/write) with this Windows version.

    I am really happy about this.

    Regards

    Burghard
     
    Burghard.E, Jul 5, 2019
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  3. Access Bitlocker-encrypted USB-drive on Windows 10 home

    I am using a desktop computer with Windows 10 pro. I have my important data "to go" on a USB-drive which I encrypted using Bitlocker. This drive I can also access on my Notebook which runs Windows 7 (after having entered the password to unlock the USB-drive).

    Now I am thinking to buy a new notebook which will be delivered with Windows 10 home. Will I still be able to access my Bitlocker-encrypted USB-drive on the new notebook (Windows 10 home)? I need to read and write data on this drive.
     
    Burghard.E, Jul 5, 2019
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  4. neilpzz Win User

    Can a flash drive encrypted with BitLocker To Go on Windows 10 Pro be accessed read/write...

    Bitlocker encrypted external/USB drive on Windows 10 Home

    Interesting response. I thought bitlocker wasn't available in Home edition. But perhaps it just has the read only capability. There is certainly nothing found for Bitlocker in windows search.

    [edit]

    I have the Insider Preview running which is Pro. I have encrypted a flash drive using Bitlocker and then read it with the host Home edition. It does indeed recognise the drive is encrypted and asks for the password I used to encrypt it in Pro. And it allows
    me to write files to the drive in Home once I have entered the password.

    You learn something every day.
     
    neilpzz, Jul 5, 2019
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