BitLocker Windows 10  


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    Windows 7 (64)
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    BitLocker Windows 10


    Can someone tell me how to bitlock a USB stick on windows 10 and will it still work with windows 11? I have right clicked the drive and there is no bitlocker encript option.

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    Hi just found that home edition dosn't support bit locker. Does this mean that a USB drive which is bitlocked can not be read?
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    Windows 11 Pro, 22H2
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    Windows 10 or 11 Home edition can read a BitLocker encrypted drive just fine. It only lacks the ability to initialize a volume with BitLocker. You can also write to BitLocker volumes in Windows 10 Home. You just cannot perform the actual initialization.
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    Windows 10 Pro x64, Various Linux Builds, Networking, Storage, Cybersecurity Specialty.
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    otuatail said:
    Can someone tell me how to bitlock a USB stick on windows 10 and will it still work with windows 11? I have right clicked the drive and there is no bitlocker encript option.

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    Hi just found that home edition doesn't support bit locker. Does this mean that a USB drive which is bitlocked can not be read?
    You can instead of BitLocker use Device Encryption which might suit your needs.

    Here:

    How to enable device encryption on Windows 10 Home | Windows Central

    There are also many other ways of encrypting a drive without using BitLocker, Like VeraCrypt.

    Hope this helps.

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