Disable encryption for a BitLocker volume.

      Disable-BitLocker [-MountPoint] String[]
         [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [CommonParameters]

   -MountPoint String[]
       An array of drive letters or BitLocker volume objects. This cmdlet enables protection
       for the volumes specified. To obtain a BitLocker volume object, use Get-BitLockerVolume.

       Prompt for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

       Show what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.

Standard Aliases for Disable-BitLocker: none

The Disable-BitLocker cmdlet disables BitLocker Drive Encryption for a volume.

When you run this cmdlet, it removes all key protectors and begins decrypting the content of the volume. If the volume that hosts the Operating System contains any automatic unlocking keys, the cmdlet does not proceed. You can use the Clear-BitLockerAutoUnlock cmdlet to remove all automatic unlocking keys. Then you can disable BitLocker for the volume.

An overview of BitLocker Drive Encryption.

This cmdlet was introduced in Windows PowerShell 5.0.


Disable BitLocker for a volume:

PS C:\> Disable-BitLocker -MountPoint "C:"

Disable BitLocker for all volumes:

PS C:\> $BLV = Get-BitLockerVolume
PS C:\> Disable-BitLocker -MountPoint $BLV

“The psychic task which a person can and must set for himself is not to feel secure, but to be able to tolerate insecurity” ~ Erich Fromm

Related PowerShell Cmdlets

Enable-BitLockerAutoUnlock - Enable automatic unlocking for a BitLocker volume.
Get-BitLockerVolume - Get information about volumes BitLocker can protect.
Add-BitLockerKeyProtector - Add a key protector for a BitLocker volume.
Suspend-BitLocker - Suspend Bitlocker encryption for the specified volume.
Manage-BDE - Manage BitLocker Drive Encryption.
BitLocker Drive Encryption Service - Services

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