manage-bde status

Provides information about all drives on the computer; whether or not they are BitLocker-protected, including:

  • Size

  • BitLocker version

  • Conversion status

  • Percentage encrypted

  • Encryption method

  • Protection status

  • Lock status

  • Identification field

  • Key protectors

Syntax

manage-bde -status [<drive>] [-protectionaserrorlevel] [-computername <name>] [{-?|/?}] [{-help|-h}]

Parameters

Parameter Description
<drive> Represents a drive letter followed by a colon.
-protectionaserrorlevel Causes the manage-bde command-line tool to send the return code of 0 if the volume is protected and 1 if the volume is unprotected; most commonly used for batch scripts to determine if a drive is BitLocker-protected. You can also use -p as an abbreviated version of this command.
-computername 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.
<name> 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.

Examples

To display the status of drive C, type:

manage-bde –status C:

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