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Published on June 8th, 2015 | by Kieran

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Check Bitlocker Encryption Status

If you have recently enabled Bitlocker encryption on your Windows 7 or 8 client, you might find your machine suffers with a performance lag while the initial encryption process takes place. It can be difficult to see how far along the process it is, usually as any dialog bog just says “Encrypting”.

Running PowerShell, you can use the following command to get a clear view of the status.

You can change c:  with the drive you are trying to interrogate. You should be presented with information like the following:

mange-bde-status

The “Percentage Encrypted” tells you the current status.

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has worked with computers and technology for nearly 20 years. Based in the United Kingdom, he works throughout EMEA as a Solution Consultant, specialising in Fax & Document Distribution technologies. Predominantly blogging on KieranLane.com he can also be found on Twitter @KieranLane, and Flickr.



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