The "Turn on Bitlocker" option is missing in right-click menu in file explore

PatrickQs 56 Reputation points
2021-01-31T15:05:22.993+00:00

The "Turn on Bitlocker" option is missing in right-click menu in file explore, while using new usb stick.
I can see this option with my C drive and D drive, but not on 2 of my newly purchased usb stick.
system is up to date.
thanks in advance.

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  1. Jenny Feng 14,081 Reputation points
    2021-02-01T02:50:04.673+00:00

    @PatrickQs
    Hi,

    Looks like this is a known issue, you can refer to the following post:
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/questions/145008/bitlocker-34turn-on-bitlocker34-vanished-for-usb-d.html

    The mentioned Windows Updates blocked the option to activate BitLocker on USB-Sticks with an active partition.
    I suggest you remove the active setting on the partition, then wait for updates later.

    Hope above information can help you.

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