BitLocker (codenamed Cornerstone and formerly known as Secure Startup) is a full disk encryption feature included with select editions of Windows Vista and later. BitLocker can encrypt the drive in which your Windows operarting system is installed and also fixed data drives (such as internal hard drives). Bitlocker can encrypt your external flash drives and protect them as well. If you want to check the status of BitLocker Encryption for all the drives of your computer, you can do that with some simple Command prompt commands. If you want to check the status of a specific drive, you can do that also. The following tutorial will help you check Bitlocker drive encryption status.

Steps to Check BitLocker Drive Encryption Status for Drive in Windows 10

1. If you want to check status of BitLocker in Command Prompt, then right click on Start Button and go to Command Prompt (admin).

Command Prompt

2. Now type the following command and hit Enter depending on the type of result you want.

For getting information on all drives, type
manage-bde -status

Check all drives

3. If you want to check the status of a specific drive, type

manage-bde -status :

Replace by the actual drive letter.

Check specific drive

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  1. Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
    Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>manage-bde -status E:
    BitLocker Drive Encryption: Configuration Tool version 6.1.7601
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    Volume E: []
    [Data Volume]

    Size: Unknown GB
    BitLocker Version: Windows 7
    Conversion Status: Encryption Paused
    Percentage Encrypted: 5%
    Encryption Method: AES 128 with Diffuser
    Protection Status: Protection Off
    Lock Status: Unlocked
    Identification Field: None
    Automatic Unlock: Disabled
    Key Protectors:
    Password
    Numerical Password

    How to restart the process or abort and retrieve data?

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