BitLocker To Go Mac: How to open BitLocker encrypted drive on Mac?

Updated by Tim to BitLocker for Mac Tips on October 13th, 2020

BitLocker To Go for Windows

BitLocker To Go - a new feature of Windows 7 - is a full-disk encryption protection technology for removable storage devices, such as USB drive, flash drive.

Basically, BitLocker To Go allows to encrypt a USB drive and restrict access with a password. When you connect the encrypted USB drive to a Windows 7 computer, you will be prompted for the password. After successfully entering the password to unlock it, you can read and write to the drive as usual.

During the encryption process, Windows 7 installs a special reader on the USB drive. When you connect the encrypted USB drive to a computer running Windows Vista, BitLocker To Go takes control, prompts for the password, and then basically makes the USB drive a read-only device.

BitLocker To Go Mac

Is there BitLocker To Go Mac to open/access BitLocker encrypted drive on macOS or Mac OS X?

The answer is YES.

Please download a BitLocker To Go Mac tool: M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac to open, access, unlock, mount, read, write BitLocker encrypted drive on your Mac computer.

M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac works well on Mac Mini, Mac Pro, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac with macOS Big Sur 11, Catalina 10.15, Mojave 10.14, High Sierra 10.13 Operating Systems.

Tutorial to open/acess BitLocker encrypted drive on Mac computer

Step 1: Download M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac on the Mac computer.

Step 2: Double click the installation package and follow the wizard to complete the installation.

Step 3: Insert a BitLocker encrypted drive into the Mac computer.

Step 4: Open Applications folder, find M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac and then launch it.

Step 5: Select BitLocker encrypted drive and then click "Open" icon to continue.

Select BitLocker encrypted drive

Step 6: Enter the password (or recovery key) and click "Unlock" to open/acess BitLocker encrypted drive.

Unlock BitLocker encrypted drive on Mac

If you lost the password and recovery key, M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac cannot break into BitLocker encrypted drive and access data, please refer to how to unlock BitLocker encrypted drive without password and recovery key?

Step 7: After unlocking BitLocker encrypted drive, the BitLocker encrypted drive will be mounted as a regular drive, we can operate it same as Mac computer native drive, such as read, write, delete, view, delete, etc.

Read/Write BitLocker encrypted drive on Mac

Step 8: After reading/writing BitLocker encrypted USB drive, please click Lock and then click Eject in M3 BitLocker Loader to safely eject BitLocker encrypted drive from Mac computer. Please don't directly unplug BitLocker encrypted drive in case of data loss, it is very important.

BitLocker To Go for Linux/Ubuntu

M3 BitLocker Loader for Linux is a command line tool to open/access BitLocker encrypted drive and encrypt drive with BitLocker in Linux/Ubuntu.

Step-by-step tutorial: How to access BitLocker encrypted drive on Linux?

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