Windows 10: Guidance on Bitlocker Encryption setup - Removable USB Flash Drives

Discus and support Guidance on Bitlocker Encryption setup - Removable USB Flash Drives in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Win 10 Pro 64-bit Ver. 1909 b,18363.535 I'm looking at options for securing the USB flash drives (content) from unauthorised access. I don't care so... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by ashleyg, Jan 12, 2020 at 5:25 AM.

  1. ashleyg Win User

    Guidance on Bitlocker Encryption setup - Removable USB Flash Drives


    Win 10 Pro 64-bit
    Ver. 1909 b,18363.535

    I'm looking at options for securing the USB flash drives (content) from unauthorised access. I don't care so much about losing the data -it's largely a back-up of working data- but want to provide an obstacle so they would reformat the drive for re-use rather than trying to look at the data.

    I looked at the tutorials that show you how to set up Bitlocker Protection on removable drives (I believe the correct term in this case is 'Bitlocker to go') and I have tested it out and the option works well for me.

    Appreciate any advice from experienced users using Bitlocker in this way and I guess any pitfalls.

    Ps. My fixed system drive/s are not protected by Bitlocker - I have not felt it necessary at this time.

    Thank you.

    :)
     

  2. BitLocker Save to USB Flash missing?


    Hi,

    I followed the step by step guide on what Brink wrote up below.
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...-a.html?filter[1]=Security System Tools

    However, when turning ON BitLocker to encrypt the OS drive only, and ask me to where to save the recovery key, I get only the Save to File and not the Save to USB Flash. Has MS taken out the Save to USB selection since WIn 10 version 1511?

    I followed all the steps and left BitLocker to its default setting (except for encryption method).

    I was able to save the recovery key to a file which was my USB flash drive.
     
  3. Jan Del Win User
    Bitlocker USB

    Hi, Margaret.

    BitLocker requires you to have a USB key in able to access the information. You can create a USB key by using a blank thumb drive or USB drive formatted to NTFS OR FAT32 and follow these steps:

    • Click Start and go to Control Panel.
    • Look for System and Security then click it.
    • Select BitLocker Drive Encryption.
    • Under BitLocker Drive Encryption, click Turn on BitLocker.
    • Choose how you want to unlock your drive during startup: Insert a USB flash drive or
      Enter a Password and then click Next.
    • On the How Do You Want To Store Your Recovery Key Page, click Save the Recovery Key To A File.
    • In the Save BitLocker Recovery Key As dialog box, choose a save location, and then click
      Save.
    • You can now print the recovery key if you want to. When you have finished, click
      Next.
    • On the Are You Ready To Encrypt This Drive page, click Start Encrypting.

    Note: Do not remove the USB flash drive until the encryption process is complete. How long the encryption process takes depends on the size of the drive and other factors.

    Get back to us if you need further assistance.
     
  4. 95Viper Win User

    Guidance on Bitlocker Encryption setup - Removable USB Flash Drives

    Protecting files on a USB stick?

    Do you have a version of Windows 7 that has BitLocker?
    BitLocker is only available in the Windows 7 Ultimate and Enterprise editions.

    Here are some web sited that explain it:

    Quote from WindowsNetworking.com:

    Another: Encrypt Removable USB Flash Drives with BitLocker @ Tweaks.com

    And, Secure your USB drives with BitLocker To Go for Windows 7 @ TechRepublic
     
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