Due to new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), we have to make our drives being encrypted. BitLocker is the truely secure encryption software built-in Windows OS. However, BitLocker drive encryption feature is missing in Windows 10 Home edition, Windows 8 Home edition, Windows 7 Home edition and Windows 7 Professional edition's control panel, how to encrypt drive with BitLocker in Windows 10/8/7 Home Operating System?
With the help of M3 BitLocker Loader for Windows, we can easily create an encrypted container which is compatible with BitLocker Drive Encryption so that the hard drive, external hard drive, USB drive, flash drive, SD card, etc. is protected by BitLocker in Windows 11/10/8/7 Home edition and Windows 7 Professional edition.
M3 BitLocker Loader for Windows has a built-in unique data protection function, the encryption process can be resumed even if power failure during encryption process, so please don't worry about data loss when using M3 BitLocker Loader for Windows to encrypt the drive.
Unlike BitLocker Drive Encryption feature built-in Windows 7, M3 BitLocker Loader for Windows only encrypts the used space on the specific drive so that the encryption process will be quicker than the BitLocker Drive Encryption feature built-in Windows 7.
M3 BitLocker Loader for Windows uses the encryption log to record the encryption process so that the encryption process can be rolled back even if the encryption process interrupted/failed, and then you can continue.
Unlike Windows OS, M3 BitLocker Loader for Windows can lock BitLocker encrypted drives without restarting your Windows computer.
Notice: M3 BitLocker Loader for Windows cannot encrypt boot partition (C: drive). If you just want to protect your personal files on C: drive, for data security, please create a new partiton to store these files, read this article for the detailed instructions.
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With a simple-to-use interface, encrypting a drive on Windows 10 Home edition is very easy.
Free download and install
Download, install and launch M3 BitLocker Loader for Windows on Windows 10 Home edition.
Insert/Select a drive
Click Encrypt button located at the right of the partition.
Enter a password and save recovery key
Enter the password, click Next and then save the recovery key.
The recovery key can also be used to unlock the BitLocker encrypted drive even if you forgot the password.
Click Next and then start BitLocker drive encryption. The encryption process will take a long time to finish depending on the size of the drive, so please wait patiently and don't disconnect the drive if it is an external drive.
Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows 11, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012
Storage device supported:
HDD, SSD, USB flash drive, SD card, memory card, memory stick, etc.
File system supported:
NTFS, FAT32, exFAT
Disk Space: 32MB minimum space for installation
CPU: at least with x86
RAM: at least 128MB
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Worked out like a dream! Awesome!.
Initial reaction is mixed at best. While the app appears to be working on encrypting my data on a 250GB external drive, there is no way to determine how much has been encrypted and how much is left to encrypt. The interface is marginal at best. If PC resolution does not fit the app desires, the readout is cropped, so you need to guess what is being shown. While the app is simple to use, it is not a user friendly interface. I have no idea on how long I must keep encrypting my external drive and what happens if I stop the process.
A friend uses it and he is fully satisfied.I would like to give it a try with trial version.
Although BitLocker isn't available on Windows 10 Home edition, but you can use M3 BitLocker Loader for Windows to create an encrypted container which is compatible with BitLocker so that the drive is protected by BitLocker on Windows 10 Home.
Download M3 BitLocker Loader for Windows and follow the wizard to lock a drive in Windows 10 Home.
Device encryption is available on supported devices running any Windows 10 edition. If you want to use standard BitLocker encryption instead, it's available in Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, or Education edition.
If there is no important data in the BitLocker encrypted drive, just reformat the drive. If there is important data, refer to: How to remove or turn off BitLocker drive encryption?
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You need to install M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac to unlock a BitLocker-encrypted drive on Mac.
If you don't have the password or recovery key, M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac and iBoysoft Data Recovery won't break into your BitLocker encrypted drive. Please refer to the solution: How to unlock BitLocker drive without password and recovery key?
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