Encrypt Hard Drive Windows 7

Encrypt Hard Drive Windows 7. BitLocker Drive Encryption is a feature that serves to encrypt drives on hard disk partitions on the computer so as to prevent others from knowing the contents in your computer's drive, except for people who know the password to open the drive. By using this feature, then your files will be safe when your computer is in use by others. Please note, BitLocker Drive Encryption feature only available in Windows 7 Ultimate version, Enterprise and also Windows 8. So for those of you who memaikai Windows 7 Professional or Home will not find this feature.

Encrypt Hard Drive Windows 7 Tutorial
To Encrypt Hard Drive Windows 7 we will use the BitLocker feature, this is actually not difficult. Here I provide steps to activate BitLocker.

1. First, open Windows Explorer. Then right click on the drive to be encrypted, then Click Turn on BitLocker.
Encrypt Hard Drive Windows 7

2. Check the Use a password to unlock the drive option, then type the password you want. If it is then click Next.
Encrypt Hard Drive Windows 7

3. Click Save the recovery key to a file to save the recovery password on your computer.
Encrypt Hard Drive Windows 7

4. Save the recovery key to where you feel safe. Recovery key serves as Recovery / recovery if you forget the password when you want to open a drive that is encrypted by BitLocker.
Encrypt Hard Drive Windows 7

If a warning appears click Yes.

5. Click Start Encrypting to start the encryption process on the drive.
Encrypt Hard Drive Windows 7

6. Wait until the encryption process is completed 100%. This process will take a little longer, depending on the number of files on the drive to be encrypted and the speed of the processor on your computer.
Encrypt Hard Drive Windows 7

7. When the encryption process is complete, then Restart your computer. Then you will see a drive icon that has been encrypted there is a key image.
Encrypt Hard Drive Windows 7

8. If the drive is opened a dialog box will appear for BitLocker password, enter the password you previously created to open the drive, then click Unlock.
Encrypt Hard Drive Windows 7

De Encrypt Hard Drive Windows 7
If you want to decrypt / disable the lock on the drive that is encrypted by BitLocker.

1. Open the Control panel, in View by select Small icons. Then select BitLocker Drive Encryption.

2. Click Turn Off BitLocker on a drive that has been encrypted by BitLocker.

3. Then click Decrypt Drive.

There's more features similar to BitLocker Drive Encryption feature that is BitLocker To Go. However, the feature BitLocker To Go serves to encrypt / lock USB Flashdisk so that your files will be more secure from virus attacks. For how to use BitLocker To Go this, I did not discuss. Because the steps are the same as above.
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