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.
Do you want to just overwrite everything, no file recovery or decryption?– Xen2050Apr 28, 2016 at 12:58
@Xen2050 - I want to remove the encryption. The files should not be removed.– Gibreel AbdullahApr 28, 2016 at 16:36
2Ok, so trying to decrypt BitLocker using only Ubuntu... this question has been asked before, and there doesn't appear to be a clear answer. See askubuntu.com/a/199222/129271 that suggests trying Dislocker Or this Q is a better match: askubuntu.com/questions/617950/…– Xen2050Apr 28, 2016 at 23:35
Possible duplicate of Can I decrypt a partition in Ubuntu which is encrypted using BitLocker (utility of Windows 7)?– Xen2050Apr 28, 2016 at 23:35
Found a Better duplicate Q: askubuntu.com/questions/617950/… . , but it says I can't vote again if I retract this vote...– Xen2050Apr 28, 2016 at 23:39
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:
- Copy the files somewhere else (in this case using Dislocker). This is an excellent opportunity to make a backup copy too.
- 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.
- 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"– Xen2050Apr 30, 2016 at 3:36