Would you like to learn how to use Powershell to remove the BitLocker encryption? In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to decrypt a drive using Bitlocker on a computer running Windows.

• Windows 2012 R2
• Windows 2016
• Windows 2019
• Windows 10
• Windows 7

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Tutorial Powershell - Remove the Bitlocker encryption

As an Administrator, start an elevated Powershell command-line.

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List the encrypted drives available.

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Here is the command output.

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Remove the Bitlocker encryption from a drive.

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Wait for the Bitlocker decryption process to finish.

Verify the Bitlocker decryption status.

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Restart the computer.

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Congratulations! You removed the Bitlocker encryption using Powershell.