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How To Turn On Bitlocker To Protect Your USB Flash Drive Data

Bitlocker is very useful security of your USB flash drives important data. If your USB drive has a multiple of data that you need to protect it so that nobody can read it when it got to lose. Or somebody opens it without your permission. Your USB drive is the easiest way to store your data and it is very handy to carry on it. But the disadvantages, it's easy to lose and easy to use or access if there's no protection.

Bitlocker is one of the tools or features in your Windows 10 and Windows 7. This is used to protect your important data by encrypting it. And it is easy to use, you can access it by using the right click of your mouse to your drive you want to encrypt.

Below is the guide on how to set up it using your Windows 10 computer.

SETUP BITLOCKER FOR YOUR USB FLASH DRIVE

NOTE: To make sure that your important data have a backup, copy your important data to another drive. Then if the encryption is finish, copy your important data into the encrypted drive.


Setup Bitlocker to Protect Important Data


1. Insert your USB Flash Drive that has important data.


Setup Bitlocker to Protect Important Data


2. Right-click on the USB flash drive you want to encrypt. Then click "Turn On Bitlocker".


Setup Bitlocker to Protect Important Data

3. Wait until the initialization is finish.


Setup Bitlocker to Protect Important Data


4. Select option, "Use a password to unlock the drive". Then create your password, follow the instruction written on the image above here. Then click the next button if finish. Write down the password so that you can have your reference if you ever forgot it.

Setup Bitlocker to Protect Important Data


5. In the next window, select on the selection, I recommend selecting "Save to a file". Or either of the two if you have one. Remember Windows 10 will give you a destination window so that you can select what drive you can save these recovery files. Remember this is very important because whenever you forgot your password you can use this to recover your files.

Setup Bitlocker to Protect Important Data


6. If you read on the next window, "Your recovery key has been saved", proceed to click the next button.

Setup Bitlocker to Protect Important Data


7. In the next window, select the second option, follow the image above here. Then click the next button.

Setup Bitlocker to Protect Important Data

8. Then click the "Start encrypting" button.


Setup Bitlocker to Protect Important Data


9. Wait until the encryption is finish.


Setup Bitlocker to Protect Important Data


10. When you see a notification window that the encryption is complete, click the close button. 
11.  And now you've finished the encryption of your USB flash drive with important data inside.

NOTE: After the total encryption is finish, you can remove your USB flash drive and then reinsert it again in the USB port. Then try to open your drive, follow the procedure below here.

HOW TO UNLOCK YOUR USB FLASH DRIVE



Unlock Your USB Flash Drive


1. Double click the USB flash drive on your computer.
2. Then the window field where you can type your password is on the right side top of your screen.
3. Then click unlock.

NOTE: To make sure that your important data have a backup, copy your important data to another drive. Then if the encryption is finish, copy your important in the encrypted drive.

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