[Solved] How to use dislocker to open/access Bitlocker encrypted drive on macOS/Mac OS X?
Dislocker - FUSE driver to read/write Bitlocker encrypted drive on macOS/Linux. Dislocker is a tool to decrypt/unlock Bitlocker encrypted drive on macOS or Linux developed by Romain Coltel. Dislocker uses a fuse based mechanism to decrypt the volume and mount it so that the user can access (read or write) the files within the volume. Note that this is not a brute force mechanism or hack; the user still needs to provide a valid BEK file (startup key) or numerical key or FVEK (Full Volume Encryption Key) or recovery password or password for the decryption. Dislocker requires the PolarSSL library to work.
How to use dislocker on macOS?
- Headers for FUSE;
- Headers for PolarSSL;
- A partition encrypted with BitLocker, from Windows Vista, 7, 8 or 10.
aptitude install libfuse-dev libpolarssl-dev
yum install fuse-devel polarssl-devel
First thing to do is to cd into the src/ directory. Then, just install Homebrew (http://brew.sh/) and run the
$ brew install dislocker.rb
This will install dislocker.
Once installed, see dislocker(1) for details on how to use it, refer to dislocker documentation.
Dislocker is a command tool, so it is very complex for general users who don't have technical knowledge, but there is a alternative tool for dislocker: M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac, it provides easy-to-use UI makes operations very simple on macOS 10.14 (Mojave), High Sierra 10.13, 10.12 (Sierra) and Mac OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7.
Notes: M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac requires a healthy Bitlocker encrypted drive. If your Bitlocker encrypted drive is corrupted, please try Bitlocker data recovery software: M3 Bitlocker Recovery in Windows to recover data from corrupted Bitlocker encrypted drive.
Tutorial to open/access Bitlocker encrypted drive on macOS with M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac
Step 1: Download, install and launch M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac on macOS computer.
Step 2: Insert a 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 then click "Unlock" to open/mount Bitlocker encrypted drive.
Step 5: After Bitlocker encrypted drive is unlocked and mounted, we can read/write Bitocker encrypted volume on macOS & Mac OS X.