How to Lock BitLocker Encrypted Drive in Windows 11/10/8/7?

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

We know that we can use password or BitLocker Recovery Key to unlock a BitLocker encrypted drive in Windows, but we can't lock a BitLocker encrypted drive because Microsoft hasn't provided this feature so far. We think this is very unreasonable because when we no longer need to access a BitLocker encrypted drive, we should have a way to lock the drive to prevent unauthorized access. Fortunately, Hasleo BitLocker Anywhere has implemented this feature. Below we'll detail how to use Hasleo BitLocker Anywhere to lock BitLocker encrypted drives in Windows.

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Tutorial to Lock BitLocker Encrypted Drive 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 lock, then click "Lock Drive".

select BitLocker encrypted drive to lock


Step 3. The following prompt window will pop up if the drive is currently in use. Click "Yes" if you want to force lock the drive.

need force dismount


Step 4. When the operation completes successfully, the drive is locked.

drive has been successfully locked


As you can see, with Hasleo BitLocker Anywhere, it's easy to lock BitLocker encrypted drive in Windows, whether you're using Windows Home, Professional, Enterprise, or Server Editions, which works just as well.