Laptop not accepting USB disk “disk offline because of a policy set by an admin”
After playing with bitlocker and enabling and disabling some features I noticed that after inserting a USB the USB appeared as OFFLINE and with a legend that says: “disk offline because of a policy set by an admin”. I actually even placed a ticket with Microsoft and spent a lot of time trying to figure out the solution was to use the following commands in the Windows Power Shell (admin):
Where: disknumber is your Disk number! how to get it? easy. At the command prompt type:
list disk [enter]
and in this example is the Disk 4. Probably by now you already figure it out, because that is how you found this small guide. Another way to get it is by typing at the command prompt “Get-Disk [enter]”
After getting the number, its time to execute from the Powershell with Admin priviledges the following command:
The technical storage or access is strictly necessary for the legitimate purpose of enabling the use of a specific service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user, or for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network.
The technical storage or access is necessary for the legitimate purpose of storing preferences that are not requested by the subscriber or user.
The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for statistical purposes.The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for anonymous statistical purposes. Without a subpoena, voluntary compliance on the part of your Internet Service Provider, or additional records from a third party, information stored or retrieved for this purpose alone cannot usually be used to identify you.
The technical storage or access is required to create user profiles to send advertising, or to track the user on a website or across several websites for similar marketing purposes.