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Should I Use BitLocker?

I want to encrypt my drive but I don't know whether I need to use BitLocker or other encryption software. Does BitLocker have any advantages? Is it safe or not?

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iBoysoft author Eudora Liu

Eudora Liu

Answered on Wednesday, November 22, 2023

If you keep any kind of confidential or personal information on your computer, then you should consider using BitLocker.

BitLocker uses Trusted Platform Module (TPM) to protect the Windows operating system and users' data and ensures that your computer won't be distorted even if no one operates it or else your computer was lost or stolen. And you can also use it without TPM.

Except for that, there is no way to recover data from a formatted BitLocker drive, no matter how you format the drive. Even if you want to recover deleted/lost data from BitLocker encrypted drive without formatting, the BitLocker recovery key is required to decrypt the drive.

All the above statements can illustrate that BitLocker has high security. So you don't worry about it.

BitLocker is a full-volume encryption feature included with Microsoft Windows. It is used to protect data by providing encryption for entire volumes. And here's some advantages of BitLocker that you can use as a reference.

  • Easy enablement of hard drive encryption
  • Efficient device encryption
  • Encryption of only used disk space
  • Protection of preboot information
  • Efficient PIN and password management
  • Appropriate configuration of the network unlock feature

Windows constantly updates its security features and implements new security strategies so that it's safe to use. And it is very easy to operate so it's very friendly for a newcomer.

Read more: How to Unlock BitLocker Drive Without Password & Recovery Key?

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