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I have encrypted a drive with BitLocker in Windows 8 Pro, but the drive will not auto-unlock. I can manually unlock the drive from BitLocker in the Control Panel. However from Windows Explorer, I keep seeing the "unlock-bde" command that reports the error "application not found." Anyone know how to permanently fix this issue so it will auto-unlock the encrypted drive upon login to Windows 8 and it does not reoccur?

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Plug the drive in, unlock it, in an elevated command prompt enter
manage-bde -autounlock -enable X: where X: is the drive letter.

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your solution worked. Thank you. – felipe55 Oct 22 '12 at 15:02
Tried it: Works better than Microsoft's own FixIT solution. thx :-) – user171269 Apr 26 '13 at 6:39

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