How to open/access Bitlocker encrypted drive on macOS for free?

Updated by Admin to Bitlocker for Mac on June 25th, 2019

Microsoft has not implemented Bitlocker for Mac version, so macOS cannot recognize Bitlocker encrypted drive, so with the help of the third party Bitlocker for Mac tool, Bitlocker is compatible with macOS and Mac OS X.

Is there a Bitlocker for Mac freeware?

The answer is Yes. Dislocker is a free tool which uses FUSE driver to open/access BitLocker encrypted volume on macOS/Linux. Dislocker is a tool to decrypt/unlock BitLocker encrypted volume from Linux or macOS 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.

Dislocker is doing all the hard work because it is a command line program designed to be used by IT professionals to perform data recovery/management, not so much for end users. I think we can agree that it is terrible user experiance for end users to have to open terminal and run a bunch of commands to use their Bitlocker encrypted USB drives.

Tutorial for how to use dislocker on macOS:

You need:
- Headers for FUSE;
- Headers for PolarSSL;
- A partition encrypted with BitLocker, from Windows Vista, 7, 8 or 10.

For Debian-like:
aptitude install libfuse-dev libpolarssl-dev
For Fedora-like:
yum install fuse-devel polarssl-devel

Installing

First thing to do is to cd into the src/ directory. Then, just install Homebrew (http://brew.sh/) and run the
following command:
$ 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 alternative tool for dislocker: M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac, it provides easy-to-use UI makes operations very simple.

Is there a dislocker for Mac alternative?

The answer is Yes. M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac is designed to open, read, write Bitlocker encrypted drive on macOS 10.14 Mojave/10.13 High Sierra/10.12 and Mac OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7. Compared with dislocker, M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac is easy and simple-to-use.

Is there a M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac free version? No. M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac is a paid software because its UI is easy and simple-to-use and has stable functions, don't need to worry about data loss, check its review...

Even so, how to open, read, write Bitlocker encrypted drive on Mac with M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac?

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

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

M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac

Step 3: Select Bitlocker encrypted drive and then click "Unlock" icon to continue.

Open Bitlocker encrypted drive on Mac compputer

Step 4: Enter the password (or 48-digit Bitlocker recovery key) and then click "Unlock" to open/mount Bitlocker encrypted volume.

Mount Bitlocker encrypted volume on Mac compputer

Step 5: After Bitlocker encrypted drive is mounted, you can drectly operate this mounted Bitlocker encrypted drive as a normal drive, like copy, delete, edit, modify.

Read Bitlocker encrypted volume on macOS

M3 Bitlockerr Loader for Mac has encryption function? Yes, please follow below steps to encrypt drive with Bitlocker:

Step 1: Download and install M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac.

Step 2: Insert an external drive (such as external hard drive, USB drive, flash drive) into Mac computer.

Step 3: Launch M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac.

Step 4: Click "Encrypt" button in toolbar.

M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac

Step 5: Select the partition which you want to encrypt and click Encrypt.

Encrypt drive with M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac

Step 6: Enter the password.

Step 7: Save the recovery key.

Step 8: Complete Bitlocker drive encryption.

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