Privacy and Security Add or Remove Turn on BitLocker context menu in Windows 11

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BitLocker Drive Encryption is a data protection feature that integrates with the operating system and addresses the threats of data theft or exposure from lost, stolen, or inappropriately decommissioned drives and computers.

You can turn on BitLocker to encrypt the operating system drive (Windows drive), fixed data drives (internal hard drives), and removable data drives (external hard drive or USB flash drive).

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Turn on BitLocker context menu for drives for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.


You must be signed in as an administrator to turn add, remove, and use the Turn on BitLocker context menu.

BitLocker Drive Encryption is only available in the Windows 11 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.



Contents



EXAMPLE: "Turn on BitLocker" context menu

Turn_on_BitLocker_context_menu.png






OPTION ONE

Add Turn on BitLocker Context Menu


This is the default setting.


1 Click/tap on the Download button below to download the REG file below.

Add_Turn_on_BitLocker_context_menu.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\encrypt-bde]
@=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,\
  00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,66,00,\
  76,00,65,00,77,00,69,00,7a,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,2d,00,39,00,32,\
  00,30,00,00,00
"AppliesTo"="(System.Volume.BitLockerProtection:=System.Volume.BitLockerProtection#Off OR System.Volume.BitLockerProtection:=System.Volume.BitLockerProtection#OnPreProvisioned) AND System.Volume.BitLockerRequiresAdmin:=System.StructuredQueryType.Boolean#False"
"MultiSelectModel"="Single"
"LegacyDisable"=-

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\encrypt-bde\command]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
  00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,42,00,69,00,\
  74,00,4c,00,6f,00,63,00,6b,00,65,00,72,00,57,00,69,00,7a,00,61,00,72,00,64,\
  00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,20,00,25,00,31,00,20,00,54,00,00,00


[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\encrypt-bde-elev]
@=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,\
  00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,66,00,\
  76,00,65,00,77,00,69,00,7a,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,2d,00,39,00,32,\
  00,30,00,00,00
"AppliesTo"="(System.Volume.BitLockerProtection:=System.Volume.BitLockerProtection#Off OR System.Volume.BitLockerProtection:=System.Volume.BitLockerProtection#OnPreProvisioned) AND System.Volume.BitLockerRequiresAdmin:=System.StructuredQueryType.Boolean#True"
"HasLUAShield"=""
"MultiSelectModel"="Single"
"LegacyDisable"=-

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\encrypt-bde-elev\command]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
  00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,42,00,69,00,\
  74,00,4c,00,6f,00,63,00,6b,00,65,00,72,00,57,00,69,00,7a,00,61,00,72,00,64,\
  00,45,00,6c,00,65,00,76,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,20,00,25,00,31,00,20,00,\
  54,00,00,00

2 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

3 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

4 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

5 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.





OPTION TWO

Remove Turn on BitLocker Context Menu


1 Click/tap on the Download button below to download the REG file below.

Remove_Turn_on_BitLocker_context_menu.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\encrypt-bde]
"LegacyDisable"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\encrypt-bde-elev]
"LegacyDisable"=""

2 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

3 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

4 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

5 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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Hi,
I think I used the win-10 one
Have to check to see if it still works on 11 :)
 

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It does. It's the same. :)
Hi,
Thanks yep it does (y)

Have you gotten around to remove pin to quick access off context menu yet ?
If not let me know when you do :cool:
 

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    Linux-Mint-Cinnamon-20.2 Win-7-10-11Pro's
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    asus x3/ one old acer
    CPU
    10900k & 9940x & 5930k & q9550
    Motherboard
    z490-Apex & x299-Apex & x99-Sabertooth & Acer WG43M
    Memory
    2x8gb & 4x8gb 3600c16 & 4x8gb 3200c14 & 4x2gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Titan Xp & 1080ti FTW3 & evga 980ti
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    Onboard Realtek x3
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    1-AOC G2460PG 24"G-Sync 144Hz/ 2nd 1-ASUS VG248QE 24"/ 3rd LG 43" series
    Screen Resolution
    1920-1080 not sure what the t.v is besides 43" class scales from 1920-1080 perfectly
    Hard Drives
    To many to list
    PSU
    1000p2 & 1200p2 & 850p2 & 750p2
    Case
    D450 x2 & Test benches x2
    Cooling
    Custom water loops x3
    Keyboard
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Have you gotten around to remove pin to quick access off context menu yet ?
If not let me know when you do :cool:

;)

 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 980 PRO M.2,
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Motorola MB8611 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1
    CPU
    i7-1065G7 3.9 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR4-3200
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Plus
    Sound Card
    Intel SST
    Monitor(s) Displays
    13.3" 4K UWVA AMOLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
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