How to Set Password Lock Drive in Windows

How to Set Password Lock Drive in Windows

In this Tutorial You’re going to learn, How to Set Password Lock Drive in Windows desktop or laptop so that no one can access your drive without your permission.

BitLocker is a Windows Inbuilt feature, you can see how it can make your hard drive encrypted and password protected.

It’s very important to lock drive when you’ve some private files or such files you want to secure. I will show in this post, How you can lock drive in Windows without using any software.

How To Set Password Lock on Hard Drive in Windows

Step 1: Right Click on Drive >>Turn BitLocker

Right-Click on the drive which you want to make password-protected and Click on Turn on BitLocker.


Step 2: Enter Password

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Enter Password if you wanted to make your drive password-protected.

Step 3: Save Password Recovery Key

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This key file will help you when you forget your password. By using this key file, you can recover your drive password.

Tip: Save Your Recovery key into another drive (not in the same drive) so that you can recover your password easily.

Step 4: After saving Recovery Key >>Next

How to Set Password Lock Drive in Windows

After saving the Recovery key file on another drive, simply click on Next.

Step 5: Start Encrypting

How to Set Password Lock Drive in Windows

The system will start encrypting your drive. This process might take some time. Go get a ☕ Coffee! And for me, sugar only 1 spoon.


Step 6: Still Encrypting

How to Set Password Lock Drive in Windows

I’ve already said, It takes some time to complete the encrypting process.


Step 7: After completed the drive Encryption process >>Restart the system

When the system show, the encryption process is complete. Restart your system then you can see your drive is password-protected.

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