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    Check BitLocker Drive Encryption Status in Windows 10


    How to: Check BitLocker Drive Encryption Status in Windows 10

    How to Check Status of BitLocker Drive Encryption for Drive in Windows 10

    Check BitLocker Drive Encryption Status in Windows 10 [​IMG]
    Information You can use BitLocker Drive Encryption to help protect your files on an entire drive. BitLocker can help block hackers from accessing the system files they rely on to discover your password, or from accessing your drive by physically removing it from your PC and installing it in a different one. You can still sign in to Windows and use your files as you normally would.

    New files are automatically encrypted when you add them to a drive that uses BitLocker. However, if you copy these files to another drive or a different PC, they're automatically decrypted.

    BitLocker can encrypt the drive Windows is installed on (the removable data drive (such as an external hard drive or USB flash drive).

    This tutorial will show you how to use the manage-bde -status or Get-BitLockerVolume command to check the status of BitLocker Drive Encryption for a drive in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to check the status of BitLocker.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Check Status of BitLocker in Command Prompt
    • Option Two: To Check Status of BitLocker in PowerShell






    OPTION ONE [/i] To Check Status of BitLocker in Command Prompt

    Check BitLocker Drive Encryption Status in Windows 10 [​IMG]
    Note The manage-bde -status command provides the following information about a drive on the PC:
    • Size
    • BitLocker version
    • Conversion status
    • Percentage encrypted
    • Encryption method
    • Protection status
    • Lock status
    • Identification field
    • Automatic Unlock
    • Key protectors

    1. Open an elevated command prompt.

    2. Type the command below you want to use below in the elevated command prompt, and press Enter. (see screenshots below)

    (See status of all drives)
    *Arrow manage-bde -status

    OR

    (See status for specific drive)
    *Arrow manage-bde -status <drive letter>:


    Check BitLocker Drive Encryption Status in Windows 10 [​IMG]
    Note Substitute <drive letter> in the command above with the actual drive letter you want to check the status of.

    For example: manage-bde -status C:



    Status: BitLocker encryption in progress

    Check BitLocker Drive Encryption Status in Windows 10 [​IMG]




    Status: BitLocker turned on (encrypted entire drive)

    Check BitLocker Drive Encryption Status in Windows 10 [​IMG]




    Status: BitLocker turned on (encrypted used space only)

    Check BitLocker Drive Encryption Status in Windows 10 [​IMG]




    Status: BitLocker turned off (decrypted)

    Check BitLocker Drive Encryption Status in Windows 10 [​IMG]






    OPTION TWO [/i] To Check Status of BitLocker in PowerShell

    Check BitLocker Drive Encryption Status in Windows 10 [​IMG]
    Note The Get-BitLockerVolume command provides the following information about a drive on the PC:
    • VolumeType = Data or Operating System.
    • Mount Point = Drive letter.
    • CapacityGB = Size of drive.
    • VolumeStatus = Whether BitLocker currently protects some, all, or none of the data on the volume.
    • Encryption Percentage = Percent of the volume protected by BitLocker.
    • KeyProtector = Type of key protector or protectors.
    • AutoUnlock Enabled = Whether BitLocker uses automatic unlocking for the volume.
    • Protection Status = Whether BitLocker currently uses a key protector to encrypt the volume encryption key.

    1. Open an elevated Powershell.

    2. Type the command below you want to use below in the elevated Powershell, and press Enter. (see screenshots below)

    (See status of all drives)
    *Arrow Get-BitLockerVolume

    OR

    (See status for specific drive)
    *Arrow Get-BitLockerVolume -MountPoint "<drive letter>:"


    Check BitLocker Drive Encryption Status in Windows 10 [​IMG]
    Note Substitute <drive letter> in the command above with the actual drive letter you want to check the status of.

    For example: Get-BitLockerVolume -MountPoint "C:"



    Status: BitLocker encryption in progress

    Check BitLocker Drive Encryption Status in Windows 10 [​IMG]




    Status: BitLocker turned on (encrypted)

    Check BitLocker Drive Encryption Status in Windows 10 [​IMG]




    Status: BitLocker turned off (decrypted)

    Check BitLocker Drive Encryption Status in Windows 10 [​IMG]



    That's it,
    Shawn


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    :)
     
    Brink, Jun 9, 2017
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    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, Oct 26, 2019
    #2
  3. 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, Oct 26, 2019
    #3
  4. Check BitLocker Drive Encryption Status in Windows 10

    Device Encryption not avaiable

    Hello Fraczek,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community.

    We understand your concern in this regard.

    • Are you referring to BitLocker Drive Encryption?
    • What preventing you from doing this?
    • Did you get any error message or code while doing this?

    Before you come up with the above information, suggest you to refer the article

    Help protect your files using BitLocker Drive Encryption
    and see if it help you.

    Do refer the article
    Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption Step-by-Step Guide
    and check if it help you with the required information.

    Keep us posted if you require further assistance.
     
    Yashwanth Kotakuri, Oct 26, 2019
    #4
  5. 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
      BitLocker
      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
      password.

    • 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
      Next
      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
      Next.

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

    • Choose the desired option and click
      Next.

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

    • Click on Start Encrypting
      option.

    • 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
      password.

    • Enter the
      password
      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.

    Thanks.
     
    Anil Madishetty, Oct 26, 2019
    #5
  6. das10 Win User
    Guidance for configuring BitLocker to enforce software encryption

    Unless I am mistaken, I think the key words in the first sentence are "self-encrypting drives (SEDs)", so the guidance applies to self encrypting drives ONLY. As such, the TPM itself is not involved in the vulnerability. (Also note that most modern motherboards have a basic tpm chip built-in ).

    From the first post above:

    Quote:
    To check the type of drive encryption being used (hardware or software):

    Check BitLocker Drive Encryption Status in Windows 10 | Tutorials

    Run ‘manage-bde.exe -status’ from elevated command prompt.
    If none of the drives listed report "Hardware Encryption" for the Encryption Method field, then this device is using software encryption and is not affected by vulnerabilities associated with self-encrypting drive encryption.

    Hope that helps.
     
    das10, Oct 26, 2019
    #6
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