[Solved] How to mount BitLocker encrypted volume under Linux?

Updated by Admin to Bitlocker for Linux on April 15th, 2019

What is the best way to mount Bitlocker encrypted volume under Linux?

How can I decrypt or open Bitlocker encrypted drive in Linux?

Linux doesn't have the ability to mount Bitlocker encrypted drive, If you have a BitLocker encrypted external hard drive or USB flash drive, and need to access it under Linux machine, you're in luck. There are two utilities: M3 Bitlocker Loader for Linux and Dislocker which can mount Bitlocker encrypted drive in Linux/Ubuntu.

Solution 1: M3 Bitlocker Loader for Linux

M3 Bitlocker Loader for Linux, is a command line tool which can create, mount, access, read, write Bitlocker encrypted drive under Linux/Ubuntu. After mounting Bitlocker encrypted drive, we can read/write Bitlocker encrypted drive in Linux.

Tutorial to mount 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]

Solution 2: Dislocker

Please download dislocker from: http://www.hsc.fr/ressources/outils/dislocker/download/

Step 1: Copy the BitLocker encrypted volume.
% dd if=/dev/sda2 of = encrypted.bitlocker
This will copy the entire volume located into /dev/sda2 to encrypted.bitlocker

Step 2: Unlock Bitlocker encrypted drive.
% dislocker-file -V encrypted.bitlocker -p563200-557084-108284-218900-019151-415437-694144-239976 -- decrypted.ntfs
This will decrypt Bitlocker encrypted drive into decrypted.ntfs using the recovery key.
% dislocker-fuse -V encrypted.bitlocker -f /path/to/usb/file.BEK -- /mnt/ntfs
This will create a file into /mnt/ntfs named dislocker-file if the encrypted volume has a clear key enabled.

Step 3: Mount Bitlocker encrypted drive once it is decrypted.
% mount -o loop ntfs/dislocker-file /mnt
Then mount it on a file into /Volumes for instance:
% mkdir /Volumes/blah && mount -t ntfs /dev/disk1 /Volumes/blah

Bitlocker for Mac - M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac

Although Microsoft only developed and released Bitlocker for Windows version, so Mac cannot open/access/mount Bitlocker encrypted drive, but with the help of M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac, you can easily access/mount Bitlocker encrypted drive on macOS 10.14 (Mojave)/10.13 (High Sierra)/10.12 (Sierra)‎ and Mac OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7 Operating Systems.

Tutorial to mount Bitlocker encrypted volume under Mac

Step 1: Download, install and launch M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac on Mac computer.

Step 2: Insert a Bitlocker encrypted drive

M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac

Step 3: Select Bitlocker encrypted volume and then click "Open" icon to continue.

Mount Bitlocker encrypted volume on macOS

Step 4: Select "Volume mounter" option and then enter the password.

Mount Bitlocker encrypted volume on macOS

And then click "Unlock" to mount Bitlocker encrypted volume under Mac.

Step 5: Select the files in Bitlocker encrypted volume and then copy them out from the mounted Bitlocker encrypted volume.

read Bitlocker encrypted volume on macOS