Why needs BitLocker for Mac?

As we know, BitLocker drive encryption is developed by Microsoft. However Microsoft has not implemented BitLocker for Mac client. It is why you need the 3rd party BitLocker for Mac tool to open BitLocker encrypted drive on your Mac.

BitLocker for macOS & Mac OS X

As a simple-to-use Microsoft BitLocker for Mac tool, M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac makes using BitLocker a seamless experience on your Mac. It can open BitLocker encrypted drive in read-write mode on your Mac after entering the password and encrypt an external drive so that it is protected by BitLocker.

BitLocker for Mac features

Read/Write BitLocker encrypted drive on Mac

Enter the password to unlock the BitLocker encrypted drive, you will have full read-write access permissions to BitLocker encrypted drive on your Mac.

Operate BitLocker drive as same as a native drive

After mounting BitLocker encrypted drive in read-write mode, you can operate this mounted drive as same as your Mac's native drive. For example, tag files, airdrop files, sync files.

Mount BitLocker drive in the same physical drive

Don't like other BitLocker for Mac tool, the mounted BitLocker drive is a virtual drive that cannot be read/written by other applications. While M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac can mount BitLocker encrypted drive in the same physical drive that can be read/written by other applications.

Highly integrated with macOS Finder and Disk Utility

With M3 BitLocker for Mac tool, "The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer" error won't bother you after inserting BitLocker encrypted drive to your Mac, you can operate this drive in Finder and macOS Disk Utility.

Work with Apple Silicon M1 Mac

M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac is the first and only BitLocker for Mac tool that works with Apple Silicon M1 Mac.

Fully compatible with the latest macOS Big Sur

M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac is fully compatible with macOS Big Sur, Catalina, Mojave and High Sierra.

No other application required

Don't like other BitLocker for Mac tool, it requires to install osxfuse. With M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac, you don't need to install other applications, reliable and safe.

Mount NTFS drive in read-write mode

M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac can automatically mount NTFS drive in read-write mode so that you can write NTFS drive without paying for NTFS for Mac application.

Store Time Machine backups in BitLocker drive

With M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac, you can store Time Machine backups in the BitLocker encrypted drive so that they are protected by BitLocker, preventing any unauthorized access.

BitLocker encrypt an external drive on Mac

BitLocker drive encryption can be used to encrypt an external drive with FAT32, NTFS, exFAT file system on macOS High Sierra and later version.

How BitLocker for Mac works?

1. A healthy BitLocker encrypted drive is required. If BitLocker encrypted drive has been corrupted, try M3 Data Recovery to recover data from corrupted BitLocker encrypted drive.

2. Have the correct password or 48-digit recovery key. It will be used to unlock the BitLocker encrypted drive on your Mac computer. If the password and recovery key are unknown or lost, M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac won't break into your BitLocker encrypted drive. Refer to How to unlock the BitLocker encrypted drive without password and recovery key.

3. The file system of an external drive must be NTFS, FAT32 or FAT32. If the file system is other type, please format it to NTFS, FAT32 or exFAT before using M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac.

How to open, read, write a BitLocker encrypted drive on Mac?

Step 1: Free download, install and launch M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac on your Mac.

BitLocker for Mac: M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac

Step 2: Connect a BitLocker encrypted drive to your Mac.

Step 3: Click BitLocker encrypted drive in M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac.

Select BitLocker encrypted drive

Step 4: Enter the password (or BitLocker recovery key) to unlock this BitLocker encrypted drive.

Enter the password to unlock BitLocker encrypted drive

If you lost the password and recovery key, M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac won't break into your BitLocker encrypted drive. Refer to how to unlock a BitLocker encrypted drive without password and recovery key?

Step 5: Click "Unlock" button to mount BitLocker encrypted drive in read-write mode on your Mac.

Read/Write BitLocker encrypted USB drive on Mac

After mounting this BitLocker encrypted drive, you can operate this mounted BitLocker encrypted drive as same as your Mac's native drive. For example, read, write, edit, delete, modify, rename, tag, airdrop.

Step 6: After completing read and write operations, click "Lock" button in the program to lock your BitLocker encrypted drive.

Step 7: In main interface, click "Eject" button to safely eject BitLocker encrypted drive from you Mac computer. Don't unplug it.

How to use BitLocker to encrypt an external drive on Mac?

Step 1: Free download, install and launch M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac on your Mac computer.

BitLocker drive encryption function requires macOS High Sierra and later version.

Step 2: Connect an external drive to your Mac computer.

External drive can be USB drive, flash drive, SD card, thumb drive, pen drive, USB stick, external hard drive. The file system of external drive must be NTFS, FAT32 or exFAT file system.

Step 3: Click Encrypt button in toolbar of M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac.

M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac

Step 4: Click Encrypt button located at the right side of the specific external drive.

Select external drive

Step 5: Enter the password. It will be used to encrypt external drive and then unlock BitLocker encrypted drive later.

Step 6: Save the recovery key. It will be used to unlock the BitLocker encrypted drive if you forget the password in future.

Step 7: Complete BitLocker drive encryption on the external drive.

Editor Review

From MIT KB

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

As a BitLocker To Go for Mac utility, M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac is recommended by IS &T staff members in Knowledge Base of Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Learn more >>

From MakeTechEasier

maketecheasier

M3 BitLocker Loader is software that lets you use BitLocker-encrypted drives on systems that don't otherwise support BitLocker. Learn more >>

From Softonic

Softonic

M3 Mac BitLocker Loader is a tool that can be used on the Mac to treat (primarily) Windows systems that have been encrypted with BitLocker are only intended to be decrypted and viewed on Windows systems but M3 Mac BitLocker Loader's purpose is to let you view the file system of these computers and access it without encryption getting in the way. You can also copy files to the encrypted drive and it'll still be encrypted when you're done! Learn more >>

Tech Specification

Supported storage devices

External hard drive, USB drive, flash drive, SD card, CF card, memory card, memory stick, USB stick, etc.

System Requirements

Supported OS: macOS Big Sur, Catalina, Mojave, High Sierra.

Supported hardware: Intel-based Mac and M1-based Mac.

Supported file systems: NTFS, FAT32, exFAT

The length of BitLocker encrypted drive password: Up to 48-digit. If it is long password, please use the recovery key to unlock the drive.

User Reviews

User comments

Reviews

Massimo

2020-11-26 03:23:52

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 03:06:24

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

Josh Stark

2020-05-11 21:57:09

Thank you for your help and your awesome software!

DC8129

2020-04-08 20:24:11

Couldn't use it as it says I need a license key, even for a free trial?

Brousseau

2020-03-04 03:13:52

Great Software.

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