I enabled BitLocker™ encryption on one of my drives today and couldn’t seem to find a way of checking the status of the process. It turned out to be relatively easy.
Start a PowerShell command window as Administrator and enter the following command:
manage-bde -status L:
This will output a small hunk of information about the encryption status of the drive you selected.
C:\Windows\system32> manage-bde -status l: BitLocker Drive Encryption: Configuration Tool version 6.3.9600 Copyright (C) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Volume L: [iSCSI] [Data Volume] Size: 926,87 GB BitLocker Version: 2.0 Conversion Status: Encryption in Progress Percentage Encrypted: 12,7% Encryption Method: AES 128 Protection Status: Protection Off Lock Status: Unlocked Identification Field: Unknown Automatic Unlock: Disabled Key Protectors: Password Numerical Password C:\Windows\system32>
Just thought I'd put this here for my own future reference.
Update: *dough* I should have just checked my System Tray for this little fellow:
Clicking it gave me this neat little window:
Oh well. It’s always fun playing around with PowerShell I guess.