Windows 8 BitLocker is a convenient way to protect your drives from the snooping eyes of other people. You can encrypt not only your hard disks but also the portable disk drives with BitLocker. For added security, you should keep changing the password for a BitLocker encrypted disk from time to time. By changing the password periodically, you can eliminate the possibility of someone, who knows your old password, from accessing the protected drives. Here is how you can change the BitLocker password for a protected disk in Windows 8:
- After you have unlocked a BitLocker protected disk in Windows, open Windows Explorer using the hotkey Win + E. Right-click on the target disk drive in Windows Explorer and select Change BitLocker password.
- This would open a new window, where you can enter your old password, and the new password. You should choose a strong password that cannot be guessed by anyone. You can make use of the free PassworG utility to generate very strong passwords. The password must be between 8 to 256 characters long and can contain numbers, uppercase letters, lowercase letters, spaces and symbols. After entering the password, click on the Change password button to save the new password.
- If you have entered the passwords correctly, then you would be shown a message that the password has been changed successfully in the same window.