By Dervish / Last update January 19, 2022

With the popularization of computers and the increase of hard disk capacity, we will have a lot of files, data is stored in the computer hard disk, and there are even many important files that we do not want others to see, then how to encrypt the hard disk, I will help you To demonstrate how to quickly encrypt a hard drive on Windows 11, you can follow the steps given below.

The way to encrypt hard disk in Windows 11

1. Open Manage BitLocker (on the Control Panel page).

2. Select the drive you want to protect and click Turn on BitLocker.

3. Select how you want to lock and unlock the drive with a password or smart card.

4. Choose where you want to save the recovery key in case you forget your password. You can choose to save to your Microsoft account, save to a file, or print your recovery key.

5. Next, you need to choose whether you want to protect the entire drive or just the used space. This will determine how fast your drive will work after encryption.

6. Now, you need to choose the encryption mode you want to use.

7. Congratulations! You made the final step! If you are ready to start encryption, click Start encryption.

Now Windows will work to protect your drive. Once done, only the person with the password will be able to access the drive.