How to Unlock BitLocker Encrypted Drive in Linux?

July 31, 2020, Posted by Admin to BitLocker for Linux

If you are a Linux user, you may want to unlock the BitLocker encrypted drive under Linux to access the data stored in the drive, but you will eventually find that Linux cannot unlock a BitLocker encrypted drive. This is because Linux does not support BitLocker disk encryption, so by default Linux cannot unlock BitLocker encrypted drives. To access BitLocker-encrypted drives in Linux, we have to use a third-party BitLocker solution for Linux, such as Hasleo BitLocker Anywhere For Linux or dislocker. The following is a detailed comparison of the functions provided by these two software.

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Read & Write Access to BitLocker-Encrypted Drives check check
Encrypt Drives with BitLocker check
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Export BitLocker Recovery Key & Startup Key check
Graphical user interface check
Command line support check

The dislocker program is a command line program to help users unlock and access BitLocker in Linux. If you are familiar with the use of Linux command line, it can meet your needs for accessing BitLocker in Linux, although it is a bit difficult to use. If you prefer to use GUI programs and want more BitLocker features, then Hasleo BitLocker Anywhere For Linux is your best choice.

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Please note that to access BitLocker encrypted drive in Linux, Hasleo BitLocker Anywhere For Linux requires a healthy Bitlocker encrypted drive. If your Bitlocker encrypted drive is corrupted, please try the best Bitlocker data recovery software Hasleo BitLocker Data Recovery to recover files from a damaged or corrupted BitLocker encrypted drive.

Tutorial: How to Unlock BitLocker Encrypted Drive in Linux?

Step 1. Download and extract Hasleo BitLocker Anywhere For Linux.

Step 2. Open a terminal as a non-root user, go to the bin subfolder under the extract folder, then execute the 'run.sh' script to start the program.

Step 3. Right-click the BitLocker encrypted drive you want to access in main window, then click "Mount drive".

select BitLocker encrypted drive to mount
 

Step 4. Enter the password or recovery key, then click "Mount" button to mount the drive.

mount bitlocker encrypted drive
 

Step 5. After the operation completes successfully, the drive has been successfully mounted. Please note that the default mount path for the drive is: /mnt/BitLockerAnywhere/xxxx (xxxx is the device name of the device.).

drive has been successfully mounted
 

Step 6. Now you can access the BitLocker encrypted drive like a Linux's native drive, such as read, write, copy, delete files, etc.

read and write BitLocker encrypted drive in Linux
 

Hasleo BitLocker Anywhere For Linux is a GUI-based program which we can use it to unlock BitLocker encrypted drive in Linux. As the most powerful BitLocker solution in Linux, you can also use it to encrypt drives with BitLocker in Linux, decrypt BitLocker encrypted drive on Linux, etc.