How to remove BitLocker encryption in Windows 10

Hi all,

I have a Win. 10 on my system and i put access limitations on a drive for a group of users and unfortunately my administrative user was also among that group. Now I cant access to that drive even if I changed my widows.

Any one could help me??

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Hi,

This happens if you encrypt your hard drive with password and you forgot it, to overcome this situation you will need to remove the password on your hard drive. Here are the steps:

1. Click Ask me anything.

2. Type Windows PowerShell and click it launch.

3. Type any of the commands below:

manage-bde -off <drive letter>:

Disable-BitLocker -MountPoint "<drive letter>”

For example: manage-bde -off C:

For example: Disable-BitLocker -MountPoint "C:”

4. Press Enter and wait the command to finish.

5. Restart your PC.

You can setup a BitLocker password again after removing it if you want to secure your hard drives.

Let us know if you can remove the password encryption in your hard drive.

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Last updated April 17, 2021 Views 54,321 Applies to: