Do you know about BitLocker? BitLocker is a full-disk encryption feature included in Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. It is designed to protect the computer’s hard drive and external drive (such as USB drive, flash drive, memory card, etc.).
To secure our data, we have to make our drives being encrypted by Bitlocker. For cross-platform users, how to access Bitlocker encrypted USB drive on Mac, or Linux?
Microsoft only released Bitlocker for Windows version and has not implemented Bitlocker for Mac version, so macOS and Mac OS X cannot recognize Bitlocker drive encryption so that you cannot open Bitlocker encrypted drive on your Mac without the 3rd party Bitlocker for Mac tool
To access Bitlocker drive on Mac, M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac is highly recommended.
Read and write BitLocker encrypted drive on macOS/Mac OS X
M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac enables you to unlock a BitLocker encrypted drive and read/write Bitlocker encrypted drive on macOS/Mac OS X with the password or recovery key. It supports the external hard drive, USB drive, flash drive, memory stick, memory card, SD card.
Once the BitLocker encrypted drive is unlocked successfully, you can directly open the drive and transfer files between the Bitlocker encrypted drive and your Mac computer.
Use Bitlocker to encrypt external drive
M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac can also use Bitlocker to encrypt external drive (USB drive, flash drive, external hard drive, pen drive, thumb drive, USB stick, memory stick, etc.) on Mac OS X 10.11 and above OS, but it requires the file system of external drive must be NTFS, FAT32 or exFAT.
How to open BitLocker encrypted drive on macOS?
Step 1: Download and M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac on your Mac.
Step 2: Launch M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac.
Step 3: Insert a Bitlocker encrypted drive into your Mac computer.
Step 4: Enter the password (or recovery key) to unlock Bitlocker encrypted drive.
Step 5: After Bitlocker encrypted drive is mounted, you can read/write Bitlocker encrypted drive like your Mac’s native drive, such as read, write, copy, delete, edit, rename, etc.
Step 6: Safely eject BitLocker encrypted drive from your Mac.
When you are finished with the BitLocker encrypted drive on your Mac, click Eject to safely eject it from your Mac.
All in all, M3 Bitlocker Loader is a cross-platform Bitlocker solution, it also provides a Windows version and Linux version.
M3 Bitlocker Loader for Windows can create an encrypted container which is compatible with Bitlocker so that the hard drive, external hard drive, USB drive, flash drive, SD card, etc. is protected by Bitlocker on Windows 10/8/7 Home edition and Windows 7 Professional edition.
If you accidentally lose the data from Bitlocker encrypted drive, Bitlocker data recovery software: M3 Bitlocker Recovery may be helpful.