How to open BitLocker encrypted external hard drive on macOS & Mac OS X?

August 19, 2020, Posted by Admin to BitLocker for Mac

Due to the large capacity of the external hard drive, we usually use the external hard drive to back up important files or transfer files on different computers. If the files stored in the external hard drive involve confidential information, in order to prevent leakage, we usually encrypt the external drive. If you are a Windows user, you may use BitLocker to encrypt it, because BitLocker is the built-in disk encryption feature for Windows. If an external hard drive has been encrypted by BitLocker, it will be difficult for us to access the files stored inside it on the Mac, because the Mac operating system does not have the built-in feature of accessing BitLocker encrypted drives. Therefore, to open BitLocker encrypted external drives on Mac, we have to use a third-party BitLocker solution for Mac, here we recommend you to use Hasleo BitLocker Anywhere For Mac.

Hasleo BitLocker Anywhere For Mac is mainly designed to help users open BitLocker encrypted drive on macOS & Mac OS X, with it you can open, read and write the files in the BitLocker encrypted external hard drive easily. Below we will describe in detail how to use this software.

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Tutorial to open BitLocker encrypted external hard drive on macOS & Mac OS X.

Step 1. Download, install and run Hasleo BitLocker Anywhere For Mac.

install BitLocker Anywhere For Mac
 

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

select BitLocker external hard drive to unlock
 

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

unlock BitLocker external hard drive
 

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 external hard drive like a Mac's native drive, such as read, write, copy, delete files, etc.

access BitLocker external hard drive in Mac
 

As mentioned above, anyone can learn how to use this software to open a BitLocker encrypted external hard drive in a few minutes. After that, you can transfer files from the external hard drive to Mac or from Mac to this drive.