[Solved] How to open BitLocker encrypted drive in Linux?

August 25, 2020, Posted by Admin to BitLocker for Linux

When we insert a BitLocker encrypted drive into a computer running Linux operating system, you will find that Linux cannot open the BitLocker encrypted drive. This is because BitLocker is Microsoft's proprietary technology, and Microsoft does not provide a solution for accessing BitLocker encrypted drives in Linux. Fortunately, we can still use third-party solutions to open BitLocker drives in Linux, such as dislocker or Hasleo BitLocker Anywhere For Linux.

dislocker is a command line program to help users access BitLocker encrypted drives in Linux. If you are familiar with Linux terminal commands and Linux file system mount commands, you can use the dislocker to open and access BitLocker encrypted drives in Linux. If you are not familiar with Linux terminal commands or you are used to working with graphical user interface programs, Hasleo BitLocker Anywhere For Linux is your best choice. Hasleo BitLocker Anywhere For Linux is the first graphical user interface program in Linux to help users access BitLocker drives, it can help you open BitLocker encrypted NTFS, FAT and exFat drives in Linux.

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Tutorial: How to open 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 open 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 have successfully opened the BitLocker encrypted drive, then you can access it 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 BitLocker solution that can help users open BitLcoker drives in Linux, such as Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian, OpenSUSE, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, etc. It is easy to use and very safe, so it is the best alternative to dislocker.