How to unlock BitLocker encrypted drive on another Windows PC, Mac or Linux?

Updated by Tim to BitLocker Recovery Tips on September 17th, 2020

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

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How to access BitLocker encrypted drive on another computer?

We will teach you how to unlock BitLocker encrypted drive on another computer according to different operating system:

How to access BitLocker encrypted drive on another Windows PC

Step 1: Double-click BitLocker encrypted drive in My Computer or This PC.

Step 2: Enter the password to unlock BitLocker encrypted drive.

Unlock BitLocker encrypted drive with password in Windows 10

If you don't have the password, please click "More Options" and click "Enter recovery key" to enter BitLocker recovery key - How/Where to find BitLocker recovery key?

Unlock BitLocker encrypted drive with BitLocker recovery key

If you don't have BitLocker recovery key either, refer to: How to unlock BitLocker encrypted drive without password and recovery key?

If BitLocker encrypted drive has been corrupted or doesn't accept the correct password or BitLocker recovery key, you need a professional BitLocker data recovery software (such as M3 BitLocker Recovery) to recover data from corrupted BitLocker encrypted drive.

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 on your Mac.

Tutorial to unlock BitLocker encrypted drive on Mac computer

Step 1: Launch M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac on Mac computer.

Step 2: Insert a BitLocker encrypted drive into your Mac.

M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac

Step 3: Select BitLocker encrypted drive and then click "Open" icon to unlock.

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, then you can read and write BitLocker encrypted drive on your Mac.

Read/write BitLocker encrypted drive on Mac

How to access BitLocker encrypted drive on another Linux computer

M3 BitLocker Loader for Linux is a command tool to mount, read, write, create BitLocker encrypted drive in Linux/Ubuntu.

Tutorial to access BitLocker encrypted drive in Linux

Step 1: Download M3 BitLocker Loader for Linux installation package.

Step 2: tar -xvf m3.bitlocker.linux.tar ./

Step 3: cd m3.bitlocker.linux

Step 4: ./install.sh

Step 5: Enter the command to mount BitLocker encrypted drive in Linux: m3.BitLocker [device name] [mount path] [volume name] [password]

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