Can Windows 10 Home read/unlock Bitlocker encrypted drive?

Posted by Tim to Bitlocker for Windows Home on April 13th, 2018

The answer is YES.

Solution 1: Bitlocker To Go - Read-only

Although Windows 10 Home doesn't have built-in Bitlocker Drive Encryption feature, but it still can read/access Bitlocker encrypted USB flash drive as Bitlocker encrypted USB flash drive has built-in BitlockerToGo.exe.

BitLocker To Go (a new feature of Windows 7) is a full-disk encryption protection technology for removable storage devices that are connected to one of the USB ports on your computer (referred as either USB drive or drive hereafter).

Basically, BitLocker To Go allows you to encrypt a USB drive and restrict access with a password. When you connect the encrypted USB drive to a Windows 7 computer, you will be prompted for the password and upon successfully entering it, you can read and write to the drive as usual.

During the encryption process, Windows 7 installs a special reader on the USB drive. When you connect the encrypted USB drive to a computer running Windows Vista, the Bitlocker To Go takes control, prompts for the password, and then basically makes the USB drive a read-only device.

Solution 2: M3 Bitlocker Loader for Windows - Read/Write

M3 Bitlocker Loader for Windows is a Bitlocker solution for Windows 10/8/7 home users to turn on Bitlocker drive encryption, read, write, unlock Bitlocker encrypted drive.

Solution 3: Bitlocker Data Recovery

If the above two solutions fail to read/access Bitlocker encrypted drive, data recovery from Bitlocker encrypted drive is the last choice. M3 Data Recovery is a professional Bitlocker data recovery software which can recover lost data from formatted, failed, corrupted, inaccessible Bitlocker encrypted drive in Windows 10/8/7/XP.