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Fix Access Denied When Opening BitLocker Encrypted Drive Over RDP

Allow Opening BitLocker Encrypted Removable Drive over RDP

If you have a BitLocker encrypted USB stick connected to a computer that you are accessing over the Remote Desktop (RDP), you will see the "Access Denied" message once you try to unlock the drive. These are security defaults in Windows 10 which limit access to encrypted drives. Here is how to configure the OS to open such encrypted removable drives.

Deny Write Access to Removable Drives not Protected by BitLocker

How to Deny Write Access to Removable Drives not Protected by BitLocker in Windows 10

By default in Windows 10 every user can write files and folders to all removable storage devices they connect to the computer. The user can also delete or modify any file stored on a removable drive. Windows 10 includes an option to disable write access to all removable disks not protected by BitLocker for all users.

Backup BitLocker Recovery Key in Windows 10

How to Backup BitLocker Recovery Key for a Drive in Windows 10

When you enable BitLocker for a fixed or removable data drive, you can configure it to ask for a password to unlock the drive. Also, BitLocker will automatically create a special recovery key. Recovery keys can be used to restore access to your files if you forgot your password for a removable or fixed drive, or if the system drive is encrypted using BitLocker, and BitLocker fails to unlock the drive on startup.

Add Turn Off BitLocker Context Menu in Windows 10

How to Add Turn Off BitLocker to the Drive Context Menu in Windows 10

In previous articles, we have reviewed how to turn on or off BitLocker for a fixed or removable drive in Windows 10. As you may remember, disabling the BitLocker feature requires opening the classic Control Panel. You can get it done much faster by adding a special context menu.

Unlock Fixed or Removable BitLocker Drive in Windows 10

How to Unlock Fixed or Removable BitLocker Drive in Windows 10

Windows 10 allows enabling BitLocker for removable and fixed drives (drive partitions and internal storage devices). It supports protection with a smart card or password. You can also make the drive to automatically unlock when you sign in to your user account.

How to Lock BitLocker Encrypted Drive in Windows 10

How to Lock BitLocker Encrypted Drive in Windows 10

Windows 10 allows enabling BitLocker for removable and fixed drives (drive partitions and internal storage devices). It supports protection with a smart card or password. You can also make the drive to automatically unlock when you sign in to your user account. Once you unlock the drive, its contents become available for reading and writing.

Turn On BitLocker for Fixed Drives in Windows 10

Turn On or Off BitLocker for Fixed Drives in Windows 10

For extra protection, Windows 10 allows enabling BitLocker for fixed drives (drive partitions and internal storage devices). It supports protection with a smart card or password. You can also make the drive to automatically unlock when you sign in to your user account.

Check BitLocker Drive Encryption Status in Windows 10

How to Check BitLocker Drive Encryption Status in Windows 10

BitLocker is one of the key data protection technologies in Windows 10. BitLocker can encrypt the system drive (the drive Windows is installed on), and internal hard drives. The BitLocker To Go feature allows protecting files stored on a removable drive, such as a USB flash drive. Today, we will see how to quickly check if BitLocker is enabled for a drive, and which options were applied.

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