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How to Add or Remove 'Turn off BitLocker' Context Menu from Drives in Windows

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You can use BitLocker Drive Encryption to help protect your files on an entire drive. BitLocker can help block hackers from accessing the system files they rely on to discover your password, or from accessing your drive by physically removing it from your PC and installing it in a different one. You can still sign in to Windows and use your files as you normally would.

BitLocker can encrypt the drive Windows is installed on (the operating system drive) as well as fixed data drives (such as internal hard drives). You can also use BitLocker To Go to help protect all files stored on a removable data drive (such as an external hard drive or USB flash drive).

When you turn off BitLocker for a drive encrypted by BitLocker, it will completely decrypt the drive.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove a Turn off BitLocker context menu for all fixed, OS, and removable drives encrypted by BitLocker for all users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to add, use, or remove the "Turn off BitLocker" context menu.

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For Windows 7, BitLocker Drive Encryption is only available in the Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Enterprise editions.

For Windows 8/8.1, BitLocker Drive Encryption is only available in the Windows 8 Pro and Windows 8 Enterprise editions.

For Windows 10, BitLocker Drive Encryption is only available in the Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Enterprise, and Windows 10 Education editions.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Add Turn off BitLocker to Context Menu of Drives
  • Option Two: To Remove Turn off BitLocker from Context Menu of Drives


EXAMPLE: "Turn off BitLocker" context menu
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Add or Remove Turn off BitLocker context menu in Windows OPTION ONE Add or Remove Turn off BitLocker context menu in Windows
To Add Turn off BitLocker to Context Menu of Drives

1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.

Add_Turn_off_Bitlocker_to_context_menu.zip

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2. Save the .zip file to your desktop.

3. Unblock the .zip file.

4. Open the .zip file, and extract (drag and drop) the Add_Turn_off_Bitlocker_to_context_menu.reg and decrypt-bde.vbs files to your desktop.

5. Move the decrypt-bde.vbs file into the C:\Windows\System32 folder, and click/tap on Continue to approve. (see screenshot below)

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6. Double click/tap on the Add_Turn_off_Bitlocker_to_context_menu.reg file to merge it.

7. If prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

8. You can now delete any remaining files on your desktop if you like.






Add or Remove Turn off BitLocker context menu in Windows OPTION TWO Add or Remove Turn off BitLocker context menu in Windows
To Remove Turn off BitLocker from Context Menu of Drives

NOTE: This is the default setting.

1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.

Remove_Turn_off_Bitlocker_from_context_menu.reg

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2. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

3. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

4. If prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

5. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

6. Open the C:\Windows\System32 folder, and delete the decrypt-bde.vbs file.



That's it,
Shawn


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