How to lock an encrypted drive without rebooting windows 8/7 everytime

Windows 8 Bitlocker : Locking the drive without rebooting PC

What is BitLocker?

BitLocker is Microsoft’s easy-to-use, proprietary encryption program for Windows that can encrypt your entire drive as well as help protect against unauthorized changes to your system such as firmware-level malware. so lets try locking the drive without rebooting PC.

Steps :

Step 1)      Press the ‘Windows + X’ key on the keyboard.

Step 2)      Select “Command Prompt (Admin)” option.

Step 3)      Note: If you’re prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

Step 4)      In the Command Prompt window, type the command below and then press Enter key.
manage-bde -lock X:

Note: Here “X” is the drive letter that you want to unlock.

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