What is BitLocker for Mac?

A BitLocker for Mac utility is a small piece of software that enables you to read and write to BitLocker encrypted drives on Mac.

BitLocker encrypted drive is not recognized by macOS by default. If you work on a Mac computer and want to read and write files to BitLocker encrypted drive, you need M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac.

Features of BitLocker for Mac Tool

M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac is the first and only BitLocker for Mac tool which works with Apple Silicon M1 Mac and macOS Big Sur, macOS Monterey beta.

BitLocker reader for Mac

As a BitLocker reader for Mac, M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac can read BitLocker encrypted drive on Mac so that you can copy files from BitLocker-protected drive to your Mac.

BitLocker writer for Mac

As a BitLocker writer for Mac, M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac can write files, delete files, edit files, rename files in BitLocker encrypted drive on your Mac.

Mount BitLocker drive on Mac

M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac can unlock the BitLocker encrypted drive with a password and mount it as a normal drive, then you can operate it in Finder as same as your Mac's native drive.

BitLocker To Go Mac

As a BitLocker To Go Mac, there is no program installed in your drive when using M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac, so your data is in safe place.

BitLocker for macOS & Mac OS X

M3 BitLocker for Mac tool is not only compatible with macOS (Incuding macOS Big Sur, Catalina, Mojave, High Sierra), but also works with Mac OS X.

If you are using macOS Sierra and older Mac OS X, please contact [email protected]

BitLocker for M1 Mac

Apple silicon M1 Mac is a new Mac model introduced in 2020, M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac is the first and only BitLocker for Mac tool that works with Apple silicon M1 Mac. To use M3 BitLocker for Mac on M1 Mac, you need to enable system extensions when installing.

NTFS for Mac

M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac is the only software that not only works with BitLocker-encrypted NTFS drive, but also read/write (non-BitLocker) NTFS drives on your Mac.

Encrypt external drives with BitLocker

M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac employs the same BitLocker Drive Encryption algorithm to encrypt an external drive with NTFS, FAT32, exFAT file system on Mac. The encrypted drives can be normally accessed on Windows that supports BitLocker Drive Encryption.

How to access BitLocker drive on Mac

With a simple-to-use interface, accessing BitLocker-protected drive on Mac is as easy as using a Mac-native disk.

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    Free download and install

    Download, install and launch M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac on your Mac computer.

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    Insert a BitLocker encrypted drive

    Insert a BitLocker encrypted drive to your Mac computer.

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    Access BitLocker drive on Mac

    Click Unlock, select "Volume Mounter" option, enter the password and then unlock it.

    After mounting BitLocker encrypted drive in read-write mode, you can read and write BitLocker encrypted drive as same as your Mac's native drive.

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  • Insert a BitLocker drive to Mac
  • Unlock BitLocker drive on Mac

How to encrypt an external drive with BitLocker encryption on Mac

Use this BitLocker for macOS utility to encrypt your external drive with BitLocker drive encryption method on Mac easily to protect your files.

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    Click Encrypt

    Click Encrypt in M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac main interface and then open the encryption window.

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    Select a drive to encrypt

    Select a drive from the storage device list and follow the wizard to encrypt it.

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    Enter a password and back up recovery key

    Enter a password (It is used to encrypt your drive).

    Save 48-digit recovery key (It is used to unlock BitLocker drive when you forget the password) to a safe place.

    Click "Start Encryption" and the process can't be canceled during the encryption.

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  • M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac
  • Select a drive to encrypt
  • Back up BitLocker Recovery key

Technical Specifications

macOS supported:

macOS 12 Monterey beta, macOS 11 Big Sur, macOS 10.15 Catalina, macOS 10.14 Mojave, macOS 10.13 High Sierra

Storage device supported:

HDD, SSD, USB flash drive, SD card, memory card, memory stick, etc.

File system supported:

NTFS, FAT32, exFAT

Mac model supported:

Intel-based and M1-based Mac

Customer Reviews

Cory del Mar, 2021-02-16

Very nice software and easy to use, was able to help my brother remotely over video call, to open his external hard disk which encrypted with BitLocker.

Mike, 2021-01-28

I tried another tool which works for me but isn't quite as convenient as your tool "M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac v6.2".

Massimo, 2020-11-26

Yesterday I tried HasleoBitLockerAnywhere but this tool, strange, it unlock the disk but the disk works only in the Finder, while in another filing tools like pathFinder, ForkLift etc. it doesn't permit to write files. Your utility "M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac v6.0" works very well compared to the other.

Rob, 2020-10-14

Thanks for the great Bitlocker for Mac tool, helped me read Bitlocker encrypted USB drive on my macbook air.

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BitLocker for Mac FAQ

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Yes, but you need to install M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac on your Mac.

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You need to install M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac so that you can read/write BitLocker encrypted drive on Mac or encrypt external drive by BitLocker.

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The Mac version of BitLocker is a tool which can read/write BitLocker encrypted drive on Mac and encrypt external drives on Mac.

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Install BitLocker for Mac tool (Such as M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac) on your Mac.

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Yes, M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac is 100% safe. It won't corrupt your data while you are using it to read and write your BitLocker encrypted drive on Mac.

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1. The trial version of M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac can view files and preview documents, photos, videos, audio, etc. in BitLocker encrypted drive.
2. Trial version can encrypt external drives.

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You need to install M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac to unlock a BitLocker-encrypted drive on Mac.

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Please contact [email protected] to get the version of M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac that works with Mac OS X.

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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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If you don't want BitLocker to protect your drive any more, you can format the drive in Mac's Disk Utility.

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You need to remove BitLocker password on a Windows PC. Go to Start > Control Panel > System and Security > BitLocker Drive Encryption. Then unlock your drive with correct BitLocker password. Click "Turn off BitLocker" and click "Decrypt Drive".

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Release History

2021-08-19

Released M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac V6.6

What's new: Release a new basic edition which supports read-only access to BitLocker drive

2021-01-25

Released M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac V6.2

What's new: Improve the read-write driver.

2021-01-05

Released M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac V6.1

What's new: Fix the incorrect activation message and improve NTFS driver.

2020-12-01

Released M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac V6.0

What's new: Compatible with macOS Big Sur 11 and Apple Silicon M1 Mac; Develop a new driver to read/write BitLocker drive on Mac...

2019-11-01

Released M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac V5.6

What's new: Compatible with macOS Catalina 10.15.

2018-08-31

Released M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac V5.0

What's new: Encrypt external drive with BitLocker; Support Mojave 10.14; Improve read/write speed; Display drive name.

2017-11-23

Released M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac V4.8

What's new: Improve read/write speed in volume mounter option; Mount BitLocker encrypted drive in read-only mode.

2017-02-16

Released M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac V4.2

What's new: Support to preview documents, photos, videos, etc.; Generate reports; Fix bugs and improve product quality.

2016-12-02

Released M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac V4.0

What's new: Brand-new UI to make operations very simple; Change drive name; Save password.

2016-09-18

Released M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac V3.8

What's new: Support macOS 10.12 (Sierra); Remove 7-day trial time limitation in trial version.

2016-06-12

Released M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac V3.6

What's new: Support new BitLocker drive encryption algorithm (XTS-AES) and write BitLocker encrypted exFAT drive.

2015-11-04

Released M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac V3.2

Write BitLocker encrypted FAT32 & NTFS drive, brand-new UI, compatible with Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)

2015-07-27

Released M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac V2.8

What's new: Fixed developer certificate bug on Mac OS X 10.6, compatible with Mac OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard)

2015-05-20

Released M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac V2.6

What's new: Support NTFS and ExFAT file systems.

2015-04-15

Released M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac V2.1

What's new: Compatible with Mac OSX 10.10 (Yosemite)

2015-04-05

Released M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac V2.0

What's new: Support FAT file system and compatible with Mac OS X 10.9/10.8/10.7

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