Author Topic: Cannot unlock a Bitlocker drive  (Read 494 times)


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Cannot unlock a Bitlocker drive
« on: May 03, 2022, 05:20:22 »
Hi everyone. I cannot open a Bitlocker-encrypted drive in MultiCommander. I select "Unlock Drive" from the context menu in the folder tree and get this error:
   The directory name is invalid.

Note that the same action in Windows Explorer works fine, i.e. if I am prompted to enter the Bitlocker password and the drive is then viewable.

Another user has had this problem previously:,2027.msg7943.html

Thanks for your help and for all the time and effort developing supporting MultiCommander!

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Re: Cannot unlock a Bitlocker drive
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2022, 22:56:35 »
I cannot reproduce that.
Not sure why it does not work. MC is not doing anything it self with bitlocker. All that is handled by Windows.