Windows 10: External Encrypted devices

Discus and support External Encrypted devices in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi, Is it possible to have/set up an external encrypted hard drive (USB) on Windows that can be used on other machines where I don not have... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by PaulE, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. PaulE Win User

    External Encrypted devices


    Hi,

    Is it possible to have/set up an external encrypted hard drive (USB) on Windows that can be used on other machines where I don not have Administrative access (to install any thing).

    I think it would need an pure portable implementation of that encryption host.
    Or is there anything installed in Windows 10 that comes with the basic installation that can be used by any user? (and would this work with Linux as well?)

    :)
     
    PaulE, Apr 23, 2019
    #1

  2. 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, Jun 28, 2019
    #2
  3. external drive and encryption?

    This question is two-fold.

    First I would like an external enclosure that is rugged and shock resistant (static electricity and the like, being winter and all) for a 3.5inch SATA drive.
    Barring that, an external drive with the above. What would you guys recommend?

    Also, I was wondering, is there a tool to encrypt the entire hard drive, but that does NOT ask to format said encrypted disk? I tried TrueCrypt, and last time I did, it asked me to format the drive because it was not recognized. I know there are alternatives, but I forgot their names. Price is of no concern if it is able to do so. any suggestions? Does Windows not show "drive must be formatted" on TrueCrypt drives anymore?

    Best way would be if I plug in the drive, it asks for password automatically or something...
     
    speedy11131, Jun 28, 2019
    #3
  4. External Encrypted devices

    Encryption

    Hello Miriam,

    For us to be able to isolate your concern why your devices page says it is not encrypted when you've turn on encryption, kindly answer these questions:

    • Does this happen before you encrypt the device?
    • Which Windows version currently running on your device?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you tried so far?

    We will be waiting for update.
     
    Gerald Mal, Jun 28, 2019
    #4
Thema:

External Encrypted devices

Loading...
  1. External Encrypted devices - Similar Threads - External Encrypted devices

  2. Device encryption

    in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Device encryption: I have seen https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-security/device-encryption-on-windows-10-home/22b6dd64-c2d2-4568-8ab0-33978a023530?auth=1 But I still have questons: Why does my system have a BitLocker recovery key if I don't have BitLocker...
  3. Device Encryption

    in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Device Encryption: I am using Win 10 Home edition and thought that one of thebenfits to the pro version was encrypting the hard drive. I see that this version of Windows allows for device encryption. Can you tell me the difference between the encrytions and should I use it on this version?...
  4. Turning on device encryption

    in Windows 10 Customization
    Turning on device encryption: I am running Windows 10 Home version 10.0.17763 Build 17763 on a Dell Inspiron 620 x-64. When I go to Microsoft account under this device it shows that BitLocker is turned off and a link with instructions on how to turn it on....
  5. Clipboard Sync across devices: Encryption

    in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Clipboard Sync across devices: Encryption: I think, it should be possible to configure an end-to-end encryption for the "Sync across devices" of the clipboard! I think, that is required, at least as an option! Even it may make the first use a little more difficult. Without such an encryption there is too much...
  6. External hard disk encryption

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    External hard disk encryption: Hello I have an encrypted seagate external hard disk by bitlocker. couple of weeks ago my window 10 updated and it's showing error password is incorrect , even though I have not changed it. I have tried recovery key it says same for it. Have tried installing and...
  7. Device encryption

    in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Device encryption: Hi, I had posted a question regarding the message I was getting on every start up regarding my recovery key. Although that issue is resolved now in the device encryption settings I am getting the message as the encryption is temporarily suspended. I have a Windows 10...
  8. Restore from Bitlocker encrypted external drive?

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    Restore from Bitlocker encrypted external drive?: Is it possible to restore a system image from a Bitlocker encrypted external drive? https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/restore-from-bitlocker-encrypted-external-drive/f41e0d78-8cbb-47af-b04a-82fb41217b4c
  9. Device Encryption

    in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Device Encryption: On one of my laptop which came pre-installed with Windows 10 Home Single Language there is an option for "Device Encryption" [ATTACH] But on my other laptop which came pre-installed with Windows 10 Home there is no such option, no device encryption. Microsoft has...
  10. external devices

    in Windows 10 Customization
    external devices: I can't see a specific hard drive in the list. It shows the C drive and one other external hard drive but will no display my Lacie Fuel. This problem just occurred. In the past it has shown up....