BitLocker Drive Encryption: Configuration Tool. Configure BitLocker Drive Encryption on disk volumes.

      manage-bde[.exe] -parameter [arguments]

   -status     Provide information about BitLocker-capable volumes.
   -on         Encrypt the volume and turns BitLocker protection on.
   -off        Decrypt the volume and turns BitLocker protection off.
   -pause      Pause encryption, decryption, or free space wipe.
   -resume     Resume encryption, decryption, or free space wipe.
   -lock       Prevent access to BitLocker-encrypted data.
   -unlock       Allow access to BitLocker-encrypted data.
   -autounlock   Manage automatic unlocking of data volumes.
   -protectors   Manage protection methods for the encryption key.
   -SetIdentifier or -si  Configure the identification field for a volume.
   -ForceRecovery or -fr  Force a BitLocker-protected OS to recover on restarts.
   -changepassword        Modify password for a data volume.
   -changepin             Modify PIN for a volume.
   -changekey             Modify startup key for a volume.
   -KeyPackage or -kp     Generate a key package for a volume.
   -upgrade               Upgrade the BitLocker version.
   -WipeFreeSpace or -w   Wipe the free space on the volume.
   -ComputerName or -cn   Run on another computer. Examples: "Computer64", ""

   -? or /?    Display brief help. Example: "-ParameterSet -?"

   -Help or -h Display complete help. Example: "-ParameterSet -h"

Use the -h or -help option to see the full options for each of the commands above e.g. manage-bde -on -h


manage-bde -status
manage-bde -on C: -RecoveryPassword -RecoveryKey F:\
manage-bde -unlock E: -RecoveryKey F:\84E151C1...7A62067A512.bek

“The instinct of nearly all societies is to lock up anybody who is truly free. First, society begins by trying to beat you up. If this fails, they try to poison you. If this fails too, the finish by loading honors on your head” ~ Jean Cocteau (poet)

Related commands

PowerShell: Enable-BitLocker / Suspend-BitLocker / Get-BitLockerVolume

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