BitLocker cross-platform encryption solution for macOS, Linux, Windows Home

Updated by Tim to BitLocker Solution on April 27th, 2019

I am a cross-platform user, is it possible to access BitLocker encrypted external hard drive and flash drive from other platforms, like macOS, Linux, Mac OS X, Windows 10 Home?

BitLocker for macOS - M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac

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 Mac Mini, Mac Pro, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac with macOS 10.15 (Catalina), 10.14 (Mojave)/10.13 (High Sierra)/10.12 (Sierra) and Mac OSX 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8 Operating Systems.

BitLocker for Linux/Ubuntu - M3 BitLocker Loader for Linux

M3 BitLocker Loader for Linux is a command line tool to encrypt USB flash drive or external hard drive with BitLocker, mount BitLocker encrypted drive in read-write mode.

BitLocker for Windows Home - M3 BitLocker Loader for Windows

M3 BitLocker Loader for Windows is a free encryption software to create an encrypted container which is compatible with BitLocker Drive Encryption so that the USB flash drive or external hard drive is protected by BitLocker in Windows 10/8/7 Home and Windows 7 Professional.

BitLocker for Surface

In Surface, this feature called device encryption, it is an advantage over the Surface Pro line, like the Surface RT, Surface 2, Surface 3 or SurfaceBook. The Windows RT version of BitLocker is turned on by default and automatically saves a copy of your key to your Microsoft account as soon as someone with a Microsoft account and admin rights signs in to the machine.

BitLocker for Windows Mobile

In Windows Mobile, the feature is called Device encryption, and it helps to make local device data unreadable for anyone who attempts to access it without authorization. The primary reason Microsoft is adding this feature is to protect your confidential data if your device is lost or stolen. Using the encryption feature only the person with the right encryption key (your password) can make files and folders readable.

BitLocker for Android

BitLocker is not available in Android, so BitLocker drive encryption must be disabled before accessing BitLocker encrypted drive in Android.

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