Windows 10: Seeking advice on SSD partition encryption, or container encryption

Discus and support Seeking advice on SSD partition encryption, or container encryption in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; A laptop with a 512GB SSD, partitioned into (about) C: 125GB (for Windows) and D: 375GB Windows 10 x64 Pro. Data files, such as those of Office 365,... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by tfwul, Oct 14, 2018.

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    Seeking advice on SSD partition encryption, or container encryption


    A laptop with a 512GB SSD, partitioned into (about) C: 125GB (for Windows) and D: 375GB
    Windows 10 x64 Pro.
    Data files, such as those of Office 365, will be stored on the D-partition.

    I would like to have that partition encrypted/password protected.
    After booting Windows and just -prior- to launching an application that uses D: for storage,I would first 'unlock' that partition.
    Alternatively, I might create an encrypted container, using a tool like VeraCrypt or BestCrypt
    (this instead of encrypting a non system partition).

    Seeking advice on what best to do.Encrypt partition or use a container encryption?
    (On my desktop I use a container encryption)
    Are there any pros / cons and matters that require special attention specifically in regards to a laptop+SSD?

    Thanks!

    :)
     
    tfwul, Oct 14, 2018
    #1

  2. 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, Oct 14, 2018
    #2
  3. Encrypting a folder

    Hello Bill,

    To encrypt a folder in Windows 10 Home, follow these steps:

    • Right-click the folder you want to encrypt and click Properties.
    • On the General tab, click Advanced.
    • Under Compress or Encrypt attributes, click Encrypt contents to secure data.
    • Click OK then Apply to save the changes.

    We're just here if you need further help.
     
    Devlin Sco, Oct 14, 2018
    #3
  4. Seeking advice on SSD partition encryption, or container encryption

    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 14, 2018
    #4
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