Resume-BitLocker is accessible with the help of BitLocker module. To configure BitLocker, go through this link.


Restores Bitlocker encryption for the specified volume.


The Resume-BitLocker cmdlet restores encryption on a volume that uses BitLocker Drive Encryption. You can use the Suspend-BitLocker cmdlet to allow users to access encrypted data temporarily. Data written to the volume continues to be encrypted, but the key to unlock the operating system volume is in the open.

You can specify a volume by drive letter, or you can specify a BitLocker volume object. If you specify a BitLocker volume that is not suspended, this cmdlet has no effect on that volume.



Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False


Specifies an array of drive letters or BitLocker volume objects. This cmdlet resumes protection for the volumes specified. To obtain a BitLocker volume object, use the Get-BitLockerVolume cmdlet.

Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName, ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False


Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.

Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False


Resume-BitLocker [-MountPoint] <String[]> [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [<CommonParameters>]

—————–Example 1—————–
Resume protection for a volume
PS C:> Resume-BitLocker -MountPoint “C:”
This command resumes BitLocker protection for the C: drive.

—————–Example 2—————–
Resume protection for all volumes on a computer
PS C:>Get-BitLockerVolume | Resume-BitLocker
This command gets all the BitLocker volumes for the current computer by using the Get-BitLockerVolume cmdlet and passes them to Resume-BitLocker by using the pipe operator. The command restores protection for all BitLocker volumes.

You can check the Version, CommandType and Source of this cmdlet by giving below command.

Get-Command Resume-BitLocker

Get-Command Resume-BitLocker powershell script command cmdlet

You can also read about

  • Disable-BitLocker
  • Enable-BitLocker
  • Lock-BitLocker
  • Suspend-BitLocker
  • Unlock-BitLocker
  • Get-BitLockerVolume

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