How to fix 'Bitlocker encrypted USB drive you inserted is not readable by this computer' on Mac computer?

Posted by Admin to Bitlocker for Mac on September 22th, 2015

I have read BootCamp does not read MS Bitlocker. Our company has started to enable BitLocker on the enterprise computers, now I can't read/write documents on my iMac anymore and receive "The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer". Any solution which can read Bitlocker USB drive on macOS?

The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer

Although only Windows operating system can read BitLocker encrypted USB drive or external hard drive. But there is a Bitlocker for Mac tool called M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac which allows you to open Bitlocker encrypted USB flash drive on macOS Mojave/High Sierra/Sierra and Mac OS X El Capitan, Yosemite, Maverick, Mountain Lion, Lion.

Tutorial to read Bitlocker encrypted USB drive on macOS computer

Step 1: Download, install and launch M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac on your Mac computer.

Step 2: Insert the Bitlocker encrypted USB drive into your Mac computer.

M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac

Step 3: Please choose "Ignore" after receiving the message "The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer. There are three buttons: Initialize, Ignore, Eject".

Step 4: Select Bitlocker encrypted USB drive in M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac and click "Open" icon to continue.

Select Bitlocker encrypted USB drive in M3 Bitlocker Loader

Step 5: Enter the password (or 48-digit Bitlocker recovery key) and click "Unlock" to unlock Bitlocker encrypted USB drive.

Enter the password in M3 Bitlocker Loader

Step 6: After unlocking Bitlocker encrypted USB drive, please select the files on Bitlocker encrypted USB drive you want to export and then copy them out.

Read Bitlocker encrypted USB drive with M3 Bitlocker Loader

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