Is there any way I can access a bitlocker encrypted Windows 7 drive from Linux? I am not using TPM and I do have the key on a USB thumbdrive. So I have all the pieces.


You can try dislocker.

This driver uses a USB key (actually the specific .bek file on the USB drive) to decrypt a Win7 volume, so it's seem to fit your need and capacities.

| improve this answer | |
  • Thanks very much for your answer. While I did manage to recover my data a while back - I think this seems to answer the question - though I have yet to test – nwaltham Oct 22 '12 at 9:32

There are currently no Bitlocker drivers on Linux, so that is a no.

Though, you could fire up a VM and access it from there.

| improve this answer | |
  • And after you access it, I would recommend switching to truecrypt truecrypt.org which works better and works in Linux also. – jhcaiced Dec 4 '11 at 17:36
  • I wouldn't go that far, considering we know nothing of the user's work pattern. But fanboys will be fanboys. – surfasb Dec 4 '11 at 22:23
  • No problem. Keep on trucking. . . – surfasb Dec 7 '11 at 9:46

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.