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Erase Bitlocker Write Protected Windows 10 Hard Drive Partition

2016-07-26 16:13:00 Posted by Tracy King to Partition Manager

Summary:
Need solution to thoroughly clean up Windows 10 Bitlocker protected hard drive partition? Effective methods are available here for you to thoroughly erase Bitlocker write protected Windows 10 hard drive partition to reuse it again.

"Hi guys, do you know how to erase or clean up the Bitlocker protected hard drive partitions in Windows 10? I turned on Bitlocker to help me protect one partition in my computer and it was almost full. I have moved those important data and files, left some useless documents or data in it. And I want to find a complete way to clean up the whole partition. Deleting won’t do the job. I need to erase all data inside the partition and reuse it to store important data. Help me please."

If you are looking for an effective method to clean up specific partition in Windows system such as to wipe out Windows 10 Bitlocker write protected partition, read this article and you’ll find wanted solutions.

Step 1. Backup or move important data from Bitlocker partition to other spot

In order to avoid data loss problem, it is highly recommended for you to back up or move important data from the Bitlocker protected partition to other spot or storage devices. You may try to copy or cut paste files and data one by one and move to another storage device. Or you can use a backup and recovery software for help.

Step 2. Erase or clean up Bitlocker write protected Windows 10 hard drive partition

To clean up or erase Bitlocker write protected Windows 10 hard drive partition, you may need to unlock the Bitlocker partition firstly. And then you can free download professional partition manager software for help. Then install it and follow below two methods to erase or clean up the Bitlocker protected partition now. 

Erase Bitlocker protected hard drive partition in Windows 10

Erase Btilocker partition in Windows 10.

  • Set the number of times to wipe Bitlocker partition and click OK.

Clean up write protected Bitlocker partition in Windows 10.

Format Bitlocker write protected partition

  • Launch EaseUS Partition Master and right-click the Bitlocker partition, choose Format partition.
  • Set the number of times to wipe partition and click OK.

Step 3. Optimize cleaned-up/erased Bitlocker partition in Windows 10

  • Launch EaseUS Partition Master and click Disk Optimization;
  • Select the erased/cleaned-up Bitlocker partition and click Optimize.

When the process is done, close the optimization window. There, you’ve successfully cleaned up and erased Bitlocker protected hard drive partition in Windows 10. You can reuse it to store important data, protect them and lock/encrypt the partition again with your Bitlocker passcode.