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Manage-bde: off

 

Updated: August 21, 2013

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8

Decrypts the drive and turns off BitLocker. All key protectors are removed when decryption is complete. For examples of how this command can be used, see Examples.

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

Parameter

Description

<Volume>

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.

The following example illustrates using the -off command to turn off BitLocker on drive C.

manage-bde –off C:
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