Bitlocker drive encryption for macOS 10.13 High Sierra/10.12 Sierra

Posted by Admin to Bitlocker for Mac on November 24th, 2016

BitLocker is a full disk encryption feature included with selected editions of Windows Vista and later in January 2007. It is designed to protect data by providing encryption for entire volume. By default it uses the AES encryption algorithm in cipher block chaining (CBC) mode with a 128-bit or 256-bit key.

Bitlocker drive encryption is available in Windows Vista Ultimate/Enterprise, Windows 7 Ultimate/Enterpise, Windows 8 Professional/Enterprise, Windows 10 Professional/Enterprise, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2016.

Bitlocker for macOS and Mac OS X

As far as we know, Microsoft just developed and released Bitlocker for Windows, how to access Bitlocker encrypted drive under macOS 10.12 Sierra/10.13 High Sierra and Mac OS X?

Luckily, M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac is designed and released to read/write Bitlocker encrypted volumes from Mac computer as long as the users provide a password.

How to encrypt external drive with Bitlocker on macOS High Sierra/Sierra? please refer to How to encrypt USB flash drive with Bitlocker on Mac? to create a new Bitlocker encrypted drive.

How to open/access Bitlocker encrypted drive on macOS 10.13 High Sierra/10.12 Sierra?

Step 1: Download, install and launch M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac under macOS Sierra computer.

Step 2: Insert a Bitlocker encrypted external hard drive or USB flash drive.

M3 Mac Bitlocker Loader

Step 3: Select Bitlocker encrypted drive you want to open from M3 Bitlocker Loader.

Bitlocker for macOS

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.

M3 Bitlocker Loader for macOS

Step 5: After unlocking, the Bitlocker encrypted drive will be mounted in read-write mode. You can view the files in Bitlocker encrypted drive and then select the expected files in Bitlocker encrypted drive and then copy them out.

M3 Bitlocker Loader for macOS Sierra