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Drive encryption with BitLocker on your Samsung PC

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With important data, comes great responsibility. But there's no reason to worry because you can protect your data with BitLocker, a Windows 10 program available on most Samsung PCs. BitLocker encrypts, manages, and displays the status of all your drives in one place.

Note: Available screens and settings may vary by software version and model. 

Encrypt a drive with BitLocker

You can never be too safe with your data. Whether it's for work or family, the data you have is important, so encrypt your drive to keep it safe.

From Settings, search for and select Manage BitLocker, and then click Turn on BitLocker next to the drive you want to encrypt. Select Use a password to unlock the drive. Enter and then re-enter your password, then click Next.

Next, you will need to back up your recovery key in case you lose your password. After backing up the recovery key, follow on-screen prompts to encrypt your drive.

A list of drives with Turn on BitLocker next to them

Note: BitLocker can be used to encrypt removable data drives.

Remove Bitlocker encryption

OK, maybe entering a password to use your flash drive is tedious. No problem, just remove the encryption from your drive. In a few simple steps, your drive will be back to the way it was.

From Settings, search for and select Manage BitLocker. The drive names, their status, and their options will be displayed. Click Turn off BitLocker next to the drive you want to remove the encryption from, and then click Turn off Bitlocker again.

A list of drives in BitLocker

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