M3 BitLocker Loader alternative

Posted by Tim to BitLocker for Mac Tips on December 20th, 2018

Free alternative to M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac

1. Dislocker: not easy-to-use

Dislocker - a Mac OS X computer forensics tool to read/write BitLocker encrypted partitions, it can be used with FUSE (Filesystem in Userspace), a loadable Unix Kernel module, or without it, once the partition has been decrypted you can mount it as NTFS and read, write or copy everything. Note that this is not a brute force mechanism or hack; the user still needs to provide a recovery key or password for the decryption.

Dislocker is a command tool, if you are not computer savvy, it is very complex for you who don't have enough computer knowledge, but M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac provides easy-to-use UI which makes operations very simple on macOS 11 (Big Sur)/10.15 (Catalina)/10.14 (Mojave)/High Sierra 10.13/10.12 and Mac OS X.

2. Hasleo BitLocker Anywhere: not-easy-to-use, low read/write performance

Hasleo BitLocker Anywhere for Mac is another tool which can read/write BitLocker encrypted drive on macOS 10.15 (Catalina), 10.14 (Mojave)/High Sierra 10.13/10.12 and Mac OS X, but compared with M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac, Hasleo BitLocker Anywhere for Mac is not easy-to-use, reliable and low read-write performance.

How to read/write BitLocker encrypted drive with M3 BitLocker Loader?

Following is the step-by-step tutorial to open, read, write, mount BitLocker encrypted drive with M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac:

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

Step 2: Insert a BitLocker encrypted drive.

M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac

If we don't have the existing BitLocker encrypted drive, please refer to How to encrypt USB flash drive with BitLocker on Mac? to create a new BitLocker encrypted drive.

Step 3: Select BitLocker encrypted drive and then click "Open" icon to continue.

Open and read BitLocker encrypted drive on Mac

Step 4: Enter the password (or 48-digit BitLocker recovery key) and click "Unlock" to unlock BitLocker encrypted drive.

Open and read BitLocker encrypted USB drive on Mac

Step 5: After BitLocker encrypted drive is unlocked and mounted, we can read/write BitLocker encrypted USB drive on macOS & Mac OS X.

Open and read BitLocker encrypted drive on Mac