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Updated on Thursday, September 15, 2022

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Free Download BitLocker To Go Mac: bitlockertogo.exe for Mac

Summary: Want to access BitLocker encrypted drive on your Mac computer? The easiest way to do so is with the help of a BitLocker To Go for Mac alternative tool - M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac.

Free download BitLocker To Go Mac

When you insert a BitLocker-encrypted drive into your Mac computer, an error message "The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer" pops up, and you'll find you're not allowed to access the drive, let alone make any changes to it. How annoying is it!

Don't fret! This article will tell you how to access and write to your BitLocker-encrypted drive on Mac with a BitLocker To Go for Mac alternative tool - M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac. Without further ado, let's get started!

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BitLocker To Go for Mac

Is there a BitLocker To Go Mac (bitlockertogo.exe for Mac) to access the BitLocker encrypted drives on Mac computer?

The answer is YES. Although there is no bitlockertogo.exe for Mac from Microsoft, but there is a BitLocker To Go for Mac alternative tool: M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac.

M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac is the most powerful BitLocker for macOS and OS X software in the market. With it, you can get full read-write access to your BitLocker encrypted drives on a Mac computer without any limitation. It supports various types of drives, such as HDD, SSD, USB flash drives, SD cards, etc. 

M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac works well on Mac Mini, Mac Pro, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac with macOS 12 Monterey, macOS 11 Big Sur, 10.15 Catalina, 10.14 Mojave, 10.13 High Sierra Operating Systems. In addition, Apple silicon Macs are supported by this software as well.

Tutorial to access BitLocker encrypted drive on Mac computer using M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac:

Step 1: Download M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac on your Mac computer.

Step 2: Double-click the installation package and follow the wizard to complete the installation.

Step 3: Insert a BitLocker encrypted drive into the Mac computer.

Step 4: Open the Applications folder, find M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac, then launch it.

Step 5: Select your BitLocker encrypted drive in this software and then click the "Open" icon to continue.

Select BitLocker encrypted drive

Step 6: Enter the password (or recovery key) and click "Unlock" to open BitLocker drive on Mac. 

Unlock BitLocker encrypted drive on Mac

Do note that If you lost the password and recovery key, M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac cannot break into the BitLocker encrypted drive and access any data stored on it.

Step 7: After unlocking BitLocker encrypted drive, the BitLocker encrypted drive will be mounted as a regular drive, you can operate it the same as your Mac's native drive, such as read, write, delete, view, delete, etc.

Read and Write BitLocker encrypted drive on Mac

Step 8: After reading/writing the BitLocker encrypted drive, please click Lock and then click Eject in M3 BitLocker Loader to safely eject the BitLocker encrypted drive from your Mac computer. Please don't directly unplug the BitLocker encrypted drive in case of data loss, it is very important.

BitLocker To Go for Windows

BitLocker To Go - a new feature of Windows 7 - is a full-disk encryption protection technology for removable storage devices, such as USB drives, and flash drives.

Basically, BitLocker To Go allows users to encrypt a USB drive and restrict access with a password. When you connect the encrypted USB drive to a Windows 7 computer, you will be prompted for the password. After successfully entering the password to unlock it, you can read and write to the drive as usual.

During the encryption process, Windows 7 installs a special reader (bitlockertogo.exe) on the USB drive. When you connect the BitLocker encrypted USB drive to a computer running Windows Vista, BitLocker To Go takes control, prompts for the password, and then basically makes the USB drive a read-only device.

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