Best full disk encryption software for Windows Home!

Updated on November 30, 2018 by Admin to BitLocker for Windows Home

What is full disk encryption (FDE)? The full disk encryption (FDE) is a storage encryption technology that secures a computer by encrypting all the data on its hard drive. This includes all the files on the hard drive, not just a few files or folders, so it can keep your data as secure as possible. There are many encryption software on the market, such as Microsoft BitLocker, TrueCrypt, Veracrypt, McAfee Complete Data Protection, Apple FileVault and so on. Microsoft BitLocker and TrueCrypt are most commonly used on Windows operating systems, but unfortunately TrueCrypt has stopped developing, and its developers recommend using Microsoft BitLocker instead of TrueCrypt.

BitLocker is full disk encryption feature provided by Microsoft, it is enterprise feature available in some versions of Windows Vista and later operating system. Yes, you read that right - BitLocker is available only in particular versions of Windows. As an enterprise-class feature, you can only use it in Windows Enterprise or Ultimate Editions, which means you can't use it in Windows Home Editions.

Here, you might ask, how do I encrypt a partition using BitLocker if I'm using Windows Home Edition? The answer is to use Hasleo BitLocker Anywhere. And here we will show you how to do it.

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Tutorial to encrypt disk with the best full disk encryption software in Windows Home.

Step 1. Download and install Hasleo BitLocker Anywhere.

Step 2. Launch Hasleo BitLocker Anywhere, right-click the drive letter you want to encrypt, then click "Turn On BitLocker".

select the drive to encrypt

 

Step 3. In this step, you are required to specify a password for encrypting the drive, enter the password and click "Next". You should choose a password having a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers, spaces, and special symbols. Once the encryption is complete, you can access the drive using this password.

enter encrypt password

 

Step 4. Back up BitLocker recovery key, then click “Next” to move on. You can save the recovery key to a file or print a copy of it. Please note that anyone can use the recovery key to gain access to the drive, even if they do not know the password entered in the previous step, so please do not disclose it to others.

back up bitlocker recovery key

 

Step 5. Hasleo BitLocker Anywhere will now encrypt the contents of the selected drive using BitLocker drive encryption. The encryption process could take a long time to finish depending on the size of the drive, so please be patient to wait. If you don't want to wait until the encryption operation is finished, "Shut down the computer when the operation is completed" option is a good idea. Just check it.

encrypting drive with bitlocker

 

Step 6. After the encryption is complete, click the "Finish" button to close the window.

encryption is complete

 

As the best full disk encryption software for Windows Home, you can not only use it to encrypt the disk, but also use it to decrypt the disk, change encryption password, export BitLocker Recovery Key & Startup Key, lock & unlock BitLocker Encrypted Drive.