How to Read and Write BitLocker Encrypted Drive in Linux?

Updated on December 24, 2019 by Admin to BitLocker for Linux

To access a BitLocker encrypted drive in Linux, first we need to mount the BitLocker encrypted drive because Linux is not able to recognize BitLocker encrypted drive by default. Hasleo BitLocker Anywhere For Linux is such a tool that you can use it to mount BitLocker encrypted drive in Linux, after that you can access the drive as you would access a Linux's native drive, such as read, write, copy, delete files, etc. In this tutorial we will tell you how to mount, read and write BitLocker encrypted drive in Linux with Hasleo BitLocker Anywhere For Linux.

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Tutorial to Open, Read and Write 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

  • Mount as read-only: Allows you to mount the bitlocker-encrypted drive in read-only mode.

 

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. In most Linux distributions, you can double-click on the drive icon in the main window to browse the drive, if this doesn't work, you have to browse the drive manually. After that you can access the BitLocker encrypted drive like a native Linux drive, such as read, write, copy, delete files, etc.

read and write BitLocker encrypted drive in Linux
 

When a mounted BitLocker encrypted drive is no longer being used, you should unmount the drive to prevent unauthorized access, for more information please refer to: How to unmount BitLocker Encrypted Drive in Linux?