Manage-bde: changepassword


Updated: August 21, 2013

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

Modifies the password for a data drive. The user is prompted for a new password. For examples of how this command can be used, see Examples.

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




Represents a drive letter followed by a colon.


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.


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 -changepassword command to change the password used to unlock BitLocker on data drive D.

manage-bde –changepassword D: