Lock a BitLocker drive without restarting

  • Gérald Barré

Using Windows Explorer, you cannot lock a drive protected by BitLocker. However, you can re-lock an unlocked BitLocker drive using the following command (as administrator):

Shell
manage-bde -lock e:

Or using PowerShell (as administrator):

PowerShell
Lock-BitLocker -MountPoint e:

Do you have a question or a suggestion about this post? Contact me!

Follow me:
Enjoy this blog?Buy Me A Coffee💖 Sponsor on GitHub