Can I stop bitLocker

I know I may have not posted this in the correct place but I really need help.

I accidentally turned on bitLocker on my external hard drive and it looks that the encrypting process is not going to finish in a day or 2. Hopefully, I can pause to remove the hard drive or to turn the computer off. But I really want to get rid of it. Is there any way to stop it or I have to wait untill encrypting finishes?

Please help....



I would suggest you to follow these steps and check if it helps:

a.     Click Start, click Control Panel, click System and Security, and then click BitLocker Drive Encryption.

b.    Find the drive on which you want BitLocker Drive Encryption turned off, and click Turn Off BitLocker.

c.     A message is displayed, informing you that the drive will be decrypted and that decryption may take some time. Click Decrypt the drive to continue and turn off BitLocker on the drive.

For more information, refer this link


Hope it helps.

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Last updated June 18, 2020 Views 9,720 Applies to: