How to unlock BitLocker encrypted drive on Mac?

July 29, 2020, Posted by Admin to BitLocker Reader for Mac

BitLocker is a full disk encryption tool developed by Microsoft for Windows users, it can be used to encrypt volumes on internal drives or external drives. BitLocker is very secure, no one will be able to access a BitLocker encrypted drive unless they know the encryption password or BitLocker recovery key. If you are a Mac user, when you insert the BitLocker drive into the Mac computer, you will find that the Mac operating system cannot access the BitLocker encrypted drive. Since Microsoft does not provide a Mac version for BitLocker, to unlock and access BitLocker drives in the Mac operating system, we have to use a third-party tool, Hasleo BitLocker Anywhere For Mac is such a tool. Here, we will show you how to use Hasleo BitLocker Anywhere For Mac to unlock and access BitLocker drives on Mac step by step.

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Tutorial: How to unlock BitLocker encrypted drive on macOS & Mac OS X.

Step 1. Download, install and run Hasleo BitLocker Anywhere For Mac. For users who are using Mac Catalina, they need to give full disk access for BitLocker Anywhere For Mac to recognize external drive.

Step 2. Right-click the BitLocker drive you want to unlock in main window, then click "Mount Drive".

select BitLocker encrypted external hard disk to unlock
 

Step 3. Enter the password or recovery key, then click "Mount" button to unlock the drive.

unlock BitLocker encrypted external hard disk
 

Step 4. After the operation completes successfully, the drive has been successfully unlocked and you can see an icon of the driver appearing on your Mac's desktop.

drive has been successfully mounted
 

Step 5. Click on the icon on your Mac's desktop to open the drive, now you can access the BitLocker encrypted external hard disk like a Mac's native drive, such as read, write, copy, delete files, etc.

access BitLocker encrypted external hard disk in Mac
 

Now you know taht you can use BitLocker Anywhere For Mac to unlock and access encrypted drives on Mac easily. As a ALL-IN-ONE BitLocker solution for Mac, you can also use it to encrypt drives with BitLocker, decrypt BitLocker drives, and change password for BitLocker drives, and so on.