How to BitLocker encrypt a VHD or VHDX Container file in Windows 10

How to BitLocker encrypt a VHD or VHDX Container file in Windows 10

You can use BitLocker to encrypt a VHD or VHDX (Virtual hard disk) mounted as a drive. In this article, we will show you how to create a portable BitLocker encrypted container file with the help of a VHD or VHDX file mounted in Windows 10.

How to BitLocker Encrypt a VHD or VHDX Container File

Launch the file explorer, right-click on the fixed data reader. (for example. E: ) for the mounted VHD or VHDX file, and click Enable bitlocker.

To select Use a password to unlock the drive. Enter the password you want to use to unlock the drive, and then click Next.

Select how to back up your BitLocker recovery key for this drive, and then click Next.

The options are:

  1. Save to your Microsoft account
  2. Save to a USB key
  3. Save to a file
  4. Print the recovery key.

the Microsoft account This option is only available when you are logged on to Windows 10 with a Microsoft account. The BitLocker recovery key will be saved on your computer. OneDrive account online.

Select the radio button for how much of your drive to encrypt. the Encrypt the entire drive the option is recommended. Click on Next.

Select the radio button for which encryption mode New encryption mode (128-bit XTS-AES) or Compatible mode (AES-CBC 128-bit) to use for the VHD or VHDX player, then click Next.

Click on Start encrypting when ready

The VHDX container file will now begin to encrypt.

Once encryption is complete, you will receive a prompt. Click on close.

That's all, guys!

Hope this article on how to encrypt a VHDX or VHDX container file was easy to understand.

Obinna Onwusobalu, MCSA MCTS MCITP, has studied Information and Communication Technologies and is an avid follower of the Windows ecosystem. He runs a computer software clinic. According to him, it is recommended to create a system restore point before making any changes to your system.

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