How to access Bitlocker encrypted drive on another computer?

This article will introduce how to access Bitlocker encrypted drive on another computer, including Windows, Mac and Linux.

How to access Bitlocker encrypted drive on another Windows PC?

Step 1: Find a Windows computer which supports Bitlocker

When accessing Bitlocker encrypted drive on another Windows PC, it requires this Windows computer supports Bitlocker.

Bitlocker is available in the following Windows Operating Systems:

Windows 10 - Professional or Enterprise edition

Windows 8 - Professional or Enterprise edition, including Windows 8.1

Windows 7 - Enterprise or Ultimate edition

Windows Vista - Enterprise or Ultimate edition

Windows Server 2008 R2 - All editions

Windows Server 20012 - All editions

In other Windows editions, such as Windows XP, although you cannot encrypt drive with Bitlocker drive encryption, but you can get a read-only Bitlocker To Go Reader interface to access the contents on the Bitlocker encrypted removable drives, such as USB flash drives or external hard drives.

Step 2: Access Bitlocker encrypted drive with the password or 48-digit recovery key

If Bitlocker encrypted drive is healthy, just connect this Bitlocker encrypted drive to another Windows computer and then enter the password or 48-digit recovery key to access it.

If Bitlocker encrypted drive is corrupted, it needs a professional Bitlocker data recovery software to recover data from corrupted Bitlocker encrypted drive, M3 Bitlocker Recovery is such a data recovery software which can recover data from formatted, corrupted, failed, inaccessible, deleted or lost Bitlocker encrypted partition, etc.

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How to access Bitlocker encrypted drive on another Mac computer?

Although Microsoft only developed and released Bitlocker for Windows version, so Mac OSX cannot open Bitlocker encrypted drive, but with the help of M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac, you can easily open Bitlocker encrypted drive and then read/write Bitlocker encrypted drive in macOS 10.13 (High Sierra)/10.12 (Sierra)‎ and Mac OSX 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7 Operating Systems.

Tutorial to read/write Bitlocker encrypted drive on Mac computer

Step 1: Launch M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac on your Mac computer.

Step 2: Insert a Bitlocker encrypted drive

M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac

Step 3: Select Bitlocker encrypted drive and then click "Open" icon to unlocker.

Select Bitlocker encrypted drive on Mac

Step 4: Enter the password to unlock the Bitlocker encrypted drive.

Unlock Bitlocker encrypted drive on Mac

Step 5: After unlocking, the Bitlocker encrypted drive will be mounted in read-write mode, you can copy files out or write new data.

Read/write Bitlocker encrypted drive on Mac

How to access Bitlocker encrypted drive on another Linux computer?

Dislocker - FUSE driver to read/write BitLocker encrypted volume in Linux. Dislocker is a tool to decrypt BitLocker encrypted volume from Linux developed by Romain Coltel. Dislocker uses a fuse based mechanism to decrypt the volume and mount it so that the user can access (read or write) the files within the volume. Note that this is not a brute force mechanism or hack; the user still needs to provide a valid BEK file (startup key) or numerical key or FVEK (Full Volume Encryption Key) or recovery password or user password for the decryption. Dislocker requires the PolarSSL library to work.

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