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BitLocker Drive Encryption is a security feature for Windows PCs.

It encrypts all data on the c:\ drive where the supported Windows operating system is installed. BitLocker encryption helps protect your data by encrypting it. Only someone with the right encryption key (such as a personal identification number or combination of username and password) can decrypt or unlock it.

Verifying Bitlocker encryption (Windows) 

Search for “bitlocker” on your Windows computer in the task tray, and select the Manage BitLocker application. Your current status is displayed, which should indicate “BitLocker on” for each of the drives installed on your computer. (See example below)

Screenshot of the bitlocker verification window.

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bitLocker on user's computer screen

Did you know?

Encryption is now mandatory for all Chapman owned laptops and desktops.

Are you a MAC user?

MAC users should visit our FileVault page for information and installation instructions on encrypting their computer using that software.