Windows 7 Bitlocker Commands - CMD -Command Line

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    here are some useful bitlocker commands from the command line. firstly open up a command prompt and run as administrator before you run any of these commands otherwise they wont work.

    Change the Drive letter to your drive letter you want to perform the actions on. C is generally the default drive show in the examples below:

    Show status

    Manage-bde –status c:

    This command shows you how much % has encrypted or encrypted this is useful if you have logged into the machine as someone else and your interested in knowing how long is left or you have lost the status bar.

    Pause Bitlocker)

    manage-bde.exe -protectors -disable c:

    If you want to make some changes to your hardware e.g upgrade your hdd or ram this will disable bitlocker so you wont be prompted for a password or encryption key. once you have made the hardware change you can enable it again by using the command below

    Resume Bitlocker

    manage-bde.exe -protectors -enable c:

    Turn off (decrypt) Bitlocker

    Managed-bde –off C:

    Turn on bitlocker

    Managde-bde –on C:


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