Windows 10: Remove BitLocker for external drive

Discus and support Remove BitLocker for external drive in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; different os before current still shows bit-locker encryption on that drive and would like it to stop with the large box notification on my display.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by steve 361, Sep 2, 2019.

  1. steve 361 Win User

    Remove BitLocker for external drive


    different os before current still shows bit-locker encryption on that drive and would like it to stop with the large box notification on my display. Went to control panel as shown by other of your agents and after a reboot, it will display again. Would like to know how to stop it from displaying for that drive




    ***Modified title from: bit-locker on external hard that was mistakenly started and want it to dissappear. ***

    :)
     
    steve 361, Sep 2, 2019
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  2. File back up to bitlockered external drive

    Thanks John.

    By trial and error the solution is,

    • Set the file back up to the desired external USB drive, Back up using file history.
    • Run backup to completion.
    • Dismount, (Remove) the drive used.
    • Remount (Plug in) the drive used for the file back up (Steps 1&2) and encrypt using Bitlocker.
    Note you can only encrypt drives using some versions of Windows (Pro for eg not Home)

    • Once the external drive has been encrypted dismount.
    • Remount the drive, go to the file back up option, Open, Settings, Backup,
      Back up using file history
      .
    • The drive should now still be visible and has been encrypted.
    • Accessing the drive will be dependant on how it was set up in Bitlocker,
      Open with this PC, password, pin code
      etc.
    • Repeat file back up as in the first two steps.

    Hope this helps someone else.
     
    Martin Holme, Sep 2, 2019
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  3. Bitlocker on multiple external drives

    Hi Myron,



    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.



    I understand that you are facing issues with using bitlocker on Windows 10. I apologize for the inconvenience caused to you.

    The issue could occur if bitlocker settings is incorrect.

    I suggest you to try decrypting the volume for the multiple external drives and then reset the bitlocker for the multiple drives.

    Refer to the below Microsoft Help Article.

    Note: The step provided in the below link is also applicable in Windows 10.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/...er-Drive-Encryption-and-decrypting-the-volume

    Let us know if you need any further assistance on Windows related issues and we will be glad to help.
     
    Nyima Yonten, Sep 2, 2019
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  4. jmledger Win User

    Remove BitLocker for external drive

    Unable to access Bitlocker encrypted External drive

    I read the articles. Yet, I am still confused on what to do. I did not see where it tells me how to unlock my external drive with the pass key I have. Can some one give step by step? I am sure I'm not the first to have a external drive with bitlocker on
    and try to unlock on a new computer.

    Thank you
     
    jmledger, Sep 2, 2019
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