How to turn on auto-unlock for BitLocker drive in Windows 11/10/8/7 Home?

April 12, 2022, Posted by Admin to BitLocker for Windows Home

In Windows Pro and Enterprise editions, there are several ways to turn on auto-unlock for a BitLocker encrypted drive, such as checking the "Automatically unlock on this computer" checkbox when unlocking the drive through Explorer, clicking "Turn on auto-unlock" on the Windows built-in BitLocker drive encryption page, or by running the command "manage-bde -autounlock -enable :" etc. However, auto-unlock of BitLocker drive is an enterprise feature, so none of these methods are available in Windows 11/10/8/7 Home editions, and we seem to have to upgrade to Windows Professional or higher to use this feature.

Is there a way to turn on auto-unlock for BitLocker in the Windows 11/10/8/7 Home? The answer is yes, you just need to download and use Hasleo BitLocker Anywhere For Windows. Hasleo BitLocker Anywhere For Windows is the best alternative to Windows built-in BitLocker drive encryption tool, wich you can use to turn on the auto-unlock for BitLocker drive in Windows Home.

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Tutorial to turn on auto-unlock for BitLocker drive in Windows 11/10/8/7 Home with Hasleo BitLocker Anywhere.

Step 1. Download and install Hasleo BitLocker Anywhere.

Step 2. Launch Hasleo BitLocker Anywhere, right-click the BitLocker encrypted drive you want to unlock, then click "Unlock Drive".

select BitLocker encrypted drive to unlock

 

Step 3. Enter the password or recovery key, check the "Automatically unlock on this computer" checkbox in the advanced settings, then click "Unlock" button to unlock the drive.

auto-unlock bitlocker encrypted drive

 

Step 4. When the operation completes successfully, the drive is unlocked. Hasleo Bitlocker Anywhere will write the auto-unlock configuration information into the registry, and every time you log in to the account in the future, Windows will automatically unlock the drive.

drive has been successfully unlocked

The Bottom Line

As the most powerful third-party Bitlcoker solution for Windows Home, Hasleo BitLocker Anywhere For Windows is the only tool on the market that can be used to turn on auto-unlock for BitLocker drive in Windows 11/10/8/7 Home.

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