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Checking the status of BitLocker full-disk encryption

You have enabled BitLocker encryption for your primary partition and need to check the status of the encryption process.


  1. Launch an escalated CMD window by searching for CMD in the Start Menu, right-clicking on the entry, and selecting “Run as Administrator”
  2. Use the following command to check the status of the encryption (for the drive “c:” in this example):
    manage-bde -status c:
  3. You should get output similar to the following:
    BitLocker Drive Encryption: Configuration Tool version 10.0.10011
    Copyright (C) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.Volume C: [OS]
    [OS Volume]
        Size:                 450.54 GB
        BitLocker Version:    2.0
        Conversion Status:    Encryption in Progress
        Percentage Encrypted: 39.5%
        Encryption Method:    AES 128
        Protection Status:    Protection Off
        Lock Status:          Unlocked
        Identification Field: Unknown
        Key Protectors:
            Numerical Password

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