BitLocker To Go FAQ

Applies to:

  • Windows 10

What is BitLocker To Go?

BitLocker To Go is BitLocker Drive Encryption on removable data drives. This feature includes the encryption of:

  • USB flash drives
  • SD cards
  • External hard disk drives
  • Other drives that are formatted by using the NTFS, FAT16, FAT32, or exFAT file system.

Drive partitioning must meet the BitLocker Drive Encryption Partitioning Requirements.

As with BitLocker, drives that are encrypted by BitLocker To Go can be opened by using a password or smart card on another computer. In Control Panel, use BitLocker Drive Encryption.