M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac FAQ

Updated by Admin to Bitlocker for Mac on April 15th, 2019

Purchase FAQ

Q: How to test if M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac can work for me?

A: M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac free trial version can preview the files (documents, photos, videos, audios) from Bitlocker drive.

Q: What is the difference between free trial version and full version?

A: 1. Free Trial version can preview the files from Bitlocker drive; while full version can mount Bitlocker drive in read-write mode so that you can read/write Bitlocker drive on Mac.

2. Both of them can use Bitlocker to encrypt external drive.

Q: M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac Trial version fails to work, should I purchase full version?

A: No. In this situation, please contact [email protected] for troubleshooting.

Q: I don't have the password or 48-digit Bitlocker recovery key, can M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac open/unlock/mount Bitlocker encrypted drive?

A: No. M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac requires the password or 48-digit Bitlocker recovery key so that Bitlocker encrypted drive can be unlocked on Mac. In this situation, you need a brute-force cracking tool, please refer to: How to unlock Bitlocker encrypted drive without password and Bitlocker recovery key?.

Q: Bitlocker encrypted drive is corrupted/inaccessible, can M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac open/unlock/mount it on Mac?

A: No. M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac requires a healthy Bitlocker encrypted drive. In this situation, Bitlocker data recovery software: M3 Bitlocker Recovery is highly recommended to recover data from corrupted/inaccessible Bitlocker encrypted drive.

Q: Bitlocker encrypted drive is not recognized by macOS disk utility, M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac can recognize it?

A: No. If macOS disk utility cannot recognize Bitlocker encrypted drive, M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac cannot recognize it either. In this situation, please restart your Mac computer and check again.

Q: Can I use M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac to recover data from Bitlocker encrypted drive?

A: M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac requires a healthy Bitlocker encrypted drive. If Bitlocker encrypted drive is corrupted, M3 Bitlocker Recovery is highly recommended to recover data from corrupted/inaccessible Bitlocker encrypted drive.

Q: The Bitlocker encrypted drive mounted by M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac is a physical device or virtual device?

A: A virtual device. If the virtualization software only recognizes the original physical device, this virtualization software cannot recognize a Bitlocker encrypted drive which is mounted by M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac as the mounted Bitlocker encrypted drive is a virtual device.

Q: Can M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac set a password to protect an external hard drive, USB drive, flash drive, SD card, etc.?

A: Yes, please refer to: How to encrypt USB flash drive with Bitlocker on Mac?

Q: Can M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac mount a Bitlocker encrypted BootCamp partition on Mac?

A: Yes, but the file system must be NTFS, FAT32, exFAT. If you have the special needs for Bitlocker encrypted BootCamp partition, please contact [email protected] for query before purchasing.

Q: Can M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac mount a Bitlocker encrypted drive in read-only mode?

A: Yes, M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac can mount a Bitlocker encrypted drive in read-only mode or read-write mode.

Q: Can I use the sync software to write Bitlocker encrypted drive which is mounted by M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac?

A: It depends on whether the sync software can recognize the virtural disk or not, please contact [email protected] for query before purchasing.

Q: I have EFS encrypted files in Bitlocker encrypted drive, can M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac support it?

A: No, M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac doesn't have the function to import the EFS encryption certificate.

Q: Can I run the created virtual machine from a Bitlocker encrypted drive which is mounted by M3 Bitlocker Loader?

A: Please contact [email protected] for query before purchasing.

Q: Can I use virtualization software (Such as VMware) to mount Windows OS installed on a Bitlocker encrypted BootCamp partition as a virtual machine?

A: No. VMware needs direct access to the Bitlocker encrypted BootCamp partition, instead of a Bitlocker encrypted BootCamp partition which is mounted and unlocked by M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac. If you have the special needs for Bitlocker encrypted BootCamp partition, please contact [email protected] for query before purchasing.

Q: Can I save Time Machine backup to the mounted Bitlocker encrypted drive using M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac?

A: No. Time Machine can only save the backup to a physical device, while the mounted Bitlocker encrypted drive using M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac is a virtual device.

Q: Online store accepts debit card?

A: Yes, please select PayPal in your shopping cart and then click "Pay with Credit or Debit Card".

Q: Why the final price in shopping cart is higher than list price in official site?

A: Please check if the final price in shopping cart includes VAT. The list price in http://www.m3datarecovery.com doesn't include VAT. Due to different tax price in different countries, the final price of the product customers purchase may be higher than the list price, which is because the final price includes VAT.

Q: How to place a tax-free order?

A: MyCommerce platform: Tax-free order needs to be setup prior to placement, please follow tax exemption instruction in your shopping cart before payment: 1. Fax your Certificate of Exemption form proving tax exemption to (International Fax Number) +1952-646-5604 along with your Credit Card payment details and product details; 2. Email your exemption form to [email protected] MyCommerce Customer Service team will respond with a case ID number and a phone number to call to complete your tax exemption order. If you have questions about tax exemption, please contact [email protected]

Avangate platform: Please check "Check only if you are a company" option and then enter your tax exemption ID on order form.

Licensing FAQ

Q: Can I use M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac 1-year license or lifetime license on two computers, even more?

A: M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac is one computer license.

Q: Can I uninstall M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac from one computer and activate it on another computer?

A: No, M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac is one computer license, its activation is bundled with the serial number of your Mac.

Q: Activation error, the license key has been registered, please contact [email protected]

A: M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac is one computer license (The product activation is bundled with the serial number of your Mac, the above situation occurs if you change the computer.) Please send your detials to [email protected] for further analysis and the solution.

Q: I recently change my Mac from one to another, can I transfer M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac license from one computer to another?

A: No, M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac is one computer license (The product activation is bundled with the serial number of your Mac).

Q: How to reinstall the purchased software after computer crashed, faiiled, changed hardware or reinstalled OS?

A: Please send your order ID or purchase email address to [email protected] for the solution.

Technical FAQ

Q: Why is M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac asking to make changes to my Mac computer when launching?

A: According to Apple security rules, M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac requires administrator password and authorize the root privilege to access the storage devices.

Q: I cannot find "System software from developer "Benjamin Fleischer" was blocked from loading." Allow option in Security & Privacy.

A: Please reinstall osxfuse and try again or contact [email protected]

Q: M3 Bitlocker Loader cannot find my Bitlocker encrypted drive, but macOS disk utility can recognize it.

A: Please send m3log.log in /tmp/ folder to [email protected] for further analysis.

Q: When I plug a Bitlocker encrypted drive into Mac computer, it prompts: "The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer. There are three buttons: Initialize, Ignore, Eject", how to choose?

The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer

A: Please choose click Ignore button. This is a message poped up by Mac computer.

Q: Errors are found in the file system. Please run chkdsk /f to repair the errors on Windows computer and then try M3 Bitlocker Loader.

A: It is caused by there are errors in the file system of Bitlocker encrypted drive. Please run chkdsk /f to repair the errors on Windows computer and then try M3 Bitlocker Loader.

Q: I received error code 33 when unlocking Bitlocker encrypted drive on Mac.

A: There is problem in activation information backup saved in your local computer, please drag M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac to Mac trash and reinstsall it to try again, this issue will be resolved. We will completely solve it in next version.

Q: I received error code -1 when using M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac on macOS 10.13 High Sierra and later version.

A: This issue is caused by macOS 10.13 High Sierra and later version blocked the component of M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac, please try this solution to solve it: Open System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General tab as shown in following picture, please click the lock to unlock and then click Allow.

Mac computer security privacy settings

"System software from developer "Benjamin Fleischer" was blocked from loading" option would disappear after 30 minutes, if you don't find it, please unlock Bitlocker encrypted drive again with M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac, then go to System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General tab and click Allow.

Q: I can see the files in File Manager, but not in Volume Mounter, how to solve it?

A: If there are special characters in file names, please contact [email protected], otherwise, please connect this Bitlocker encrypted drive to a Windows computer, unlock it with the password and then run chkdsk /f for this unlocked Bitlocker encrypted drive. After chkdsk completes, please connect this Bitlocker encrypted drive to your Mac computer and then try M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac again.

Q: M3 Bitlocker Loader crashed or was unexpectedly closed on Mac computer, how to solve it?

A: Please click M3 Bitlocker Loader on menu bar and then select "Generate Reports", then send the generated reports or crash dump file called M3_ in ~/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/ folder to [email protected] for further analysis.

If M3 Bitlocker Loader is not launched, please find M3 Bitlocker Loader in Application folder and right click it, select "Show Package Content", then you will see "CrashReporter" on macOS folder, please run "CrashReporter" and then send the generated reports to [email protected]

Q: I receive warning message: "M3 Bitlocker Loader.app" is damaged and cannot be opened. You should move it to the Trash" or "M3 Bitlocker Loader.app" cannot be opened because it was not downloaded from the Mac App Store".

A: By default, macOS/Mac OS X security allows only the apps that are downloaded from the Mac App Store or from Mac certified developers. To fix this error, please open System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> General tab -> Change the Allow apps downloaded from: option to Anywhere.

Q: When I run M3 Bitlocker Loader and receive the error message: Failed to run M3 Bitlocker Loader, please restart the computer and try again.

A: The service of M3 Bitlocker Loader was suspended on your Mac computer, please restart your Mac computer or reinstall M3 Bitlocker Loader and try again.

Q: Time Machine, Carbon Copy Cloner, etc. cannot recognize the mounted Bitlocker encrypted drive using M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac, why?

A: M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac mounts Bitlocker encrypted drive as a virtual drive, while Time Machine, Carbon Copy Cloner, etc. can only recognize the physical drive, instead of a virtual drive.

Q: How to uninstall M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac?

A: Open Applications folder and find M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac, drag it to Trash.