Portable, cross platform USB flash drive encryption solution

  • November 16, 2017
  • Posted by Admin
  • Bitlocker

I would like to encrypt my USB flash drive so that it requires a password to access it. However features like BitLocker in Windows will only work under Windows, and cannot be accessed from another OS such as Linux, Ubuntu or Mac OS X. How can I create a cross-platform encrypted USB flash drive?

In fact, you can still create a Bitlocker encrypted USB flash drive and then access Bitlocker encrypted USB flash drive with M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac in Mac or M3 Bitlocker Loader for Linux in Linux/Ubuntu.

Bitlocker for macOS - M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac

Although Microsoft only developed and released Bitlocker for Windows version, so macOS 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 in macOS 10.13 (High Sierra)/10.12 (Sierra)‎ and Mac OSX 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7 Operating Systems.

How to encrypt USB flash drive with Bitlocker in Mac?

Please refer to: How to encrypt USB flash drive with Bitlocker in Mac?

How to read/write Bitlocker encrypted USB flash drive drive on Mac computer

Step 1: Launch M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac on your Mac computer.

Step 2: Insert a Bitlocker encrypted USB flash drive

M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac

Step 3: Select Bitlocker encrypted USB flash drive and then click "Open" icon to unlocker.

Select Bitlocker encrypted drive on Mac

Step 4: Enter the password to unlock the Bitlocker encrypted USB flash drive.

Unlock Bitlocker encrypted USB flash drive on Mac

Step 5: After unlocking, the Bitlocker encrypted USB flash drive will be mounted in read-write mode, you can copy files out or write new data.

Read/write Bitlocker encrypted USB flash drive on Mac

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 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.

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