[Solved] How to open Bitlocker encrypted USB drive in macOS & Mac OS X?
I am a cross-platform user, I am sometimes required to use Windows but my OS of choice is Mac. I carry a lot of portable apps on my USB. To secure the data on my USB, such as passwords that are stored in portable browsers, I have enabled BitLocker encryption on the USB drive. However, I need to open Bitlocker encrypted USB drive on my Mac computer and then access the files from Bitlocker encrypted USB drive. How to do it?
Bitlocker for macOS & Mac OS X
Although Microsoft has not implemented Bitlocker for Mac version, but with the help of M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac, we can easily open Bitlocker encrypted USB drive and then read/write Bitlocker encrypted USB drive on Mac Mini, Mac Pro, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac with macOS Mojave 10.14/High Sierra 10.13/10.12 and Mac OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7 Operating Systems.
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 corrutped Bitlocker encrypted drive.
How to open, read, write, mount Bitlocker encrypted USB drive on Mac?
Following is the step-by-step tutorial to open, read, write, mount Bitlocker encrypted USB drive on Mac computer:
Step 1: Download, install and launch M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac on your Mac computer.
Step 2: Insert a Bitlocker encrypted USB drive.
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 USB drive you want to open on Mac computer and then click "Open" icon to continue.
Step 4: Enter the password (or 48-digit recovery key) and click "Unlock" to unlock Bitlocker encrypted USB drive.
Step 5: After Bitlocker encrypted USB drive is unlocked and mounted, we can read/write Bitlocker encrypted USB drive in macOS & Mac OS X.
Bitlocker for Windows Home
M3 Bitlocker Loader for Windows is a free encryption software to create an encrypted container which is compatible with Bitlocker Drive Encryption so that the USB flash drive or external hard drive is protected by Bitlocker in Windows 10/8/7 Home and Windows 7 Professional.
Bitlocker for Linux/Ubuntu
M3 Bitlocker Loader for Linux is a command line tool to encrypt USB flash drive or external hard drive with Bitlocker, mount Bitlocker encrypted drive in read-write mode.