Bitlocker for macOS Mojave/High Sierra/Serria and Mac OS X
With GDPR(General Data Protection Regulation) now in full force we have been rolling out BitLocker to our work to help minimise the impact of any data loss. One barrier we quickly ran into was that there is no BitLocker client for macOS which is a pretty major issue for staff who only have access to a Mac at home. We are quite surprised by this, Microsoft have a few Mac clients for their protocols and to not have one for removable device encryption seems to be a big gap in BitLocker becoming the industry standard.
M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac is our solution for it. M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac is a Bitlocker client for macOS & Mac OS X, it can mount, read, write Bitlocker encrypted drive and encrypt external drive with Bitlocker on on Mac Mini, Mac Pro, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac or iMac Pro.
M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac is compatible with macOS Mojave/High Sierra/Sierra and Mac OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7, but it is not compatible with the latest macOS Catalina 10.15, we will update it until the final version of macOS Catalina 10.15 is released.
Tutorial to open Bitlocker encrypted drive on Mac
Step 1: Download, install and launch Bitlocker client for macOS: M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac on your Mac computer.
Step 2: Insert a Bitlocker encrypted USB drive or flash drive. If we don't have the existing Bitlocker encrypted drive, please refer to How to encrypt USB flash drive with Bitlocker on Mac? to create a new Bitlocker encrypted drive.
Step 3: Select Bitlocker encrypted drive and then click "Open" icon to continue.
Step 4: Enter the password (or 48-digit Bitlocker recovery key) and click "Unlock" to unlock Bitlocker encrypted drive.
Step 5: After Bitlocker encrypted drive is mounted, we can read/write Bitlocker encrypted drive on macOS.
Tutorial to encrypt external drive with Bitlocker on macOS Mojave/High Sierra/Sierra/El Capitan
Step 1: Download and install M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac.
Step 2: Insert an external drive (such as external hard drive, USB drive, flash drive) into Mac computer.
Step 3: Launch M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac.
Step 4: Click "Encrypt" button in toolbar.
Step 5: Select the partition which you want to encrypt and click Encrypt.
Step 6: Enter the password.
Step 7: Save the recovery key.
Step 8: Complete Bitlocker drive encryption.
After encrypting external drive with Bitlocker on Mac, we can use M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac to open Bitlocker encrypted drive and read/write Bitlocker encrypted drive on macOS or Mac OS X.
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