Bitlocker Help

#1
I connected a 300gb external usb drive to my Windows 7 system.

I enabled bitlocker on this drive and it took several hours to initialize but went fine.

I coped several files to the drive and then edited them which went fine.

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I rebooted the system.

This 300gb drive shows up under disk drive management as unused space.

It does not show up otherwise.

Somewhere somehow there has to be a mounting or unlocking facility to
provide the password to be able to access the drive, but I can't find out
how to do this.

Or something is wrong.

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Can someone help me please.

Steve ...
 


#2
Steve,
You have to use the bitlocker control panel applet in control panel. That's where you chose to encrypt a drive to begin with. In the Bitlocker control panel you can unlock your drive and begin to use as normal. But for the life of me I can't figure out how to re-lock the drive. So far the only solution is to shut down or restart the computer to relock bitlocker.
 


reghakr

Essential Member
#3
No offense Steve,

This is exactly why I never use utilities like this.

I recall drivespace in Windows 98 and it was a nightmare as well.

You'll find all the help you need by going to Start > Help and Support and type in bitlocker.
 


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