manage-bde off

manage-bde off

Decrypts the drive and turns off BitLocker. All key protectors are removed when decryption is complete.


manage-bde -off [<volume>] [-computername <name>] [{-?|/?}] [{-help|-h}]


Parameter Description
<volume> Specifies a drive letter followed by a colon, a volume GUID path, or a mounted volume.
-computername Specifies that manage-bde.exe will be used to modify BitLocker protection on a different computer. You can also use -cn as an abbreviated version of this command.
<name> Represents the name of the computer on which to modify BitLocker protection. Accepted values include the computer's NetBIOS name and the computer's IP address.
-? or /? Displays brief Help at the command prompt.
-help or -h Displays complete Help at the command prompt.


To turn off BitLocker on drive C, type:

manage-bde –off C:

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