Solved Question about Windows 7 BitLocker & Data restoration

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December 7, 2013 at 08:36:59
Specs: Vista Ultimate, SP2, 3.0Ghz/2Ghz
I am working on a Windows 7 deployment project. We are encrypting laptops with Bit Locker. Can users restore their data from their home drives on the network if Bit Locker hasn't finished yet? I was told they can't. In other words, they can save to the hard drive while encrypting is in progress but can not restore data from their network home drive while encryption is in progress. Is this true? Thanks.

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December 12, 2013 at 07:27:43
I guess I'm not understanding the question. What does accessing data from home computers have to do with using BitLocker on the systems you're running? Technically, data isn't restored from BitLocker. Do you mean Recover data from an Encrypted volume?

Perhaps you can clarify your question a bit.

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December 12, 2013 at 08:00:10
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Bitlocker and other hard drive encryption programs do not encrypt data on network drives, they only encrypt your local C drive. And yes, you can transfer data back and forth while the drive is still being encrypted.

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January 18, 2014 at 18:20:25
Thanks for your responses. I knew people could restore their data while the drive is being encrypted. I guess it would just take longer to finish if you restored data from a network drive before the drive was finished encrypting. By the way, is it true that if you shut down the PC you are encrypting before it's finished encrypting, you will be presented with a recovery key when system starts up again? I don't think that's right; you should be promped to enter the username and password you entered when you started the encryption process, correct?

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