Windows 10 Encryption

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by lostpassword, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. lostpassword

    lostpassword MDL Member

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    A simple question for a change, but I cannot find an answer.

    I have encrypted one of my removable drives, and all is working well. When I want to use the drive it asks for key. No problem if I manually enter it, but I cannot copy from a text file holding the key and then paste answer. Has the 56 digit key always got to be entered manually?

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  2. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Maybe that's a 'feature' of the program used for to encrypt and decrypt?! You'll have to first check that, best with the developer of that apps!
     
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  3. lostpassword

    lostpassword MDL Member

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    I am just using the Microsoft BitLocker with Win 10 Pro
     
  4. Hearsepilot

    Hearsepilot MDL Novice

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    Are you using Control-V or right click >Paste
     
  5. 100

    100 MDL Expert

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    #5 100, Mar 9, 2016
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    You could add a password protector that you can use instead of the recovery key:
    Code:
    manage-bde.exe -protectors -add -pw
    Or you could specify the recovery key as a command-line argument for "manage-bde.exe -unlock".