I can access the drive using dislocker but I want to remove the encryption. I have migrated from Windows 10 to ubuntu 14.04 so I can't remove it using Windows.


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I want to remove the decryption... I want to decrypt my drive so that i don't have to use dislocker tool every time I need to access my drive. Kind of like turning off bitlocker permanently.

That's similar to re-formatting any drive with a new filesystem, but to keep the files there are a few more steps:

  1. Copy the files somewhere else (in this case using Dislocker). This is an excellent opportunity to make a backup copy too.
  2. Format the partition with a filesystem of your choice (ex. using mkfs.ext3, etc). If you still wanted encryption, LUKS works well for linux partitions, or there are other options too for folder/files, ArchWiki has a good overview.
  3. Copy the files back onto the partition.

I don't think any in-place Bitlocker encryption removal tool exists that could do it all at once, and it would have a high risk of data loss should something go wrong anyway.

  • So basically, no way to do it. Thanx anyway. Is there any cross platform encryptor? Apr 29, 2016 at 15:29
  • TrueCrypt used to be THE one. The ArchWiki Encryption Comparison table has a compatibility with Win/Mac/FreeBSD section, it looks like programs TrueCrypt, FreeOTFE & CrossCrypt are abandoned, but there are several TrueCrypt successors (LUKS's cryptsetup supports truecrypt) and DOXBOX is now called " LibreCrypt: Transparent on-the-fly disk encryption for Windows. LUKS compatible"
    – Xen2050
    Apr 30, 2016 at 3:36

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