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How to access BitLocker encrypted drive on another PC, Mac or Linux?

Updated on Thursday, December 8, 2022

iBoysoft author Amanda Wong

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Amanda Wong
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How to access BitLocker encrypted drive on another computer?

Summary: A step-by-step tutorial guides you on how to access BitLocker encrypted drive on another computer, including Windows PC, Mac, and Linux.

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This article will introduce how to access BitLocker encrypted drive on another computer, including PC, Mac, and Linux. We will teach you how to access BitLocker encrypted drive on another computer according to different operating systems:

Table of Contents:

How to access BitLocker encrypted drive on another PC

1. Double-click on the BitLocker encrypted drive in My Computer or This PC.

2. Enter the password to unlock the BitLocker encrypted drive.

unlock bitlocker encrypted drive

If you don't have the BitLocker password, click "More Options" and click "Enter recovery key" to enter the BitLocker recovery key - How/Where to find BitLocker recovery key?

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If you don't have BitLocker recovery key either, refer to: How to unlock BitLocker encrypted drive without password and recovery key?

If BitLocker doesn't accept password or recovery key, you need a professional BitLocker data recovery software: iBoysoft BitLocker Recovery to recover data from corrupted BitLocker encrypted drive.

How to access BitLocker encrypted drive on another Mac computer

Although Microsoft only developed and released BitLocker for Windows version, so macOS cannot open BitLocker encrypted drive, but with the help of BitLocker for Mac, you can easily open BitLocker encrypted drive and then read/write BitLocker encrypted drive on your Mac.

Tutorial to unlock BitLocker encrypted drive on Mac computer

Step 1: Launch iBoysoft BitLocker for Mac on Mac computer.

Step 2: Insert a BitLocker encrypted drive into your Mac.

 insert bitlocker encrypted drive

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

 open the drive

Step 4: Enter the password to unlock the BitLocker encrypted drive.

 unlock bitlocker drive

Step 5: After unlocking, the BitLocker encrypted drive will be mounted in read-write mode, then you can read and write the BitLocker encrypted drive on your Mac.

 write bitlocker drive on Mac

How to access BitLocker encrypted drive on another Linux computer

M3 BitLocker Loader for Linux is a command tool to mount, read, write, and create a BitLocker encrypted drive in Linux/Ubuntu.

Tutorial to access BitLocker encrypted drive in Linux

Step 1: Download M3 BitLocker Loader for Linux installation package.

Step 2: tar -xvf m3.bitlocker.linux.tar ./

Step 3: cd m3.bitlocker.linux

Step 4: ./install.sh

Step 5: Enter the command to mount BitLocker encrypted drive in Linux: m3.BitLocker [device name] [mount path] [volume name] [password]

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