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    Add or Remove Turn off BitLocker context menu in Windows

    Add or Remove Turn off BitLocker context menu in Windows

    How to Add or Remove 'Turn off BitLocker' Context Menu from Drives in Windows
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    30 Apr 2020
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    How to Add or Remove 'Turn off BitLocker' Context Menu from Drives in Windows


    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.

    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 when you right click on a drive
    Add or Remove Turn off BitLocker context menu in Windows-turn_off_bitlocker_context_menu.png





    OPTION ONE

    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

    Download

    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)

    Add or Remove Turn off BitLocker context menu in Windows-add_to_system32.png

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

    7 When prompted, click/tap 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.






    OPTION TWO

    To Remove Turn off BitLocker from Context Menu of Drives


    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

    Download

    2 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

    4 When prompted, click/tap 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




  1. Posts : 714
    Windows 10 x64 Pro
       #1

    does
    Code:
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\decrypt-bde]
    only exist if a drive has been encrypted/gets created when a drive is encrypted?

    also does a
    Code:
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\decrypt-bde-elev]
    ever get created tantamount to its encrypt-bde counterpart?

    trying to put together a comprehensive regfile and this is the last piece of the puzzle.

    none of my pc's have the noted key(s) and google turned up jack and squat. Unsure if its old and deprecated, or its only created under certain circumstances. If its the latter - I'll obviously be adding it/them to my regfile :)
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 57,687
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21390
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Hello @klepp0906.

    The line below from the .reg file is what specifies the context menu to only show for a drive encrypted by BitLocker.

    "AppliesTo"="(System.Volume.BitLockerProtection:=System.Volume.BitLockerProtection#On"
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  3. Posts : 714
    Windows 10 x64 Pro
       #3

    oooh now i see. the context menu entry not being there is the default anyways. so it will only be there if added by an individual as a customization.

    i dont use bitlocker, but you never know - so want to have my ducks in a row :)

    as always, thank you for being a priceless resource <3
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 57,687
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21390
    Thread Starter
       #4

    klepp0906 said:
    oooh now i see. the context menu entry not being there is the default anyways. so it will only be there if added by an individual as a customization.

    i dont use bitlocker, but you never know - so want to have my ducks in a row :)

    as always, thank you for being a priceless resource <3
    Correct. Only if added.

    You're most welcome.
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  5. sygnus21's Avatar
    Posts : 5,523
    Win 10 Pro (x64) 21H1 (19043.1023
       #5

    Hey Shawn, I think I asked before, but is there a limit on the number of items allowed in the context menu?

    And as usual, you're surely turning my registry into Brink's corner
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  6. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 57,687
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21390
    Thread Starter
       #6

    sygnus21 said:
    Hey Shawn, I think I asked before, but is there a limit on the number of items allowed in the context menu?

    And as usual, you're surely turning my registry into Brink's corner
    Hello Drew,

    I believe around 19 items is the limit.
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  7. sygnus21's Avatar
    Posts : 5,523
    Win 10 Pro (x64) 21H1 (19043.1023
       #7

    Well I'm nowhere near that so I'll add this to the menu seeing I am using BitLocker.

    Thanks
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  8. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 57,687
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21390
    Thread Starter
       #8

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  9. sygnus21's Avatar
    Posts : 5,523
    Win 10 Pro (x64) 21H1 (19043.1023
       #9

    Hmmm... oddly it's not being added...

    Add or Remove Turn off BitLocker context menu in Windows-current-context-menu.png

    Could in be conflicting with one of my other items there?
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