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Open Source Windows BitLocker Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Windows BitLocker is VeraCrypt. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Windows BitLocker and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Windows BitLocker are TrueCrypt, LUKS, AES Crypt and File Lock PEA.

This page was last updated Jun 20, 2022
  • Windows

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  1. VeraCrypt

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com

    VeraCrypt is a free disk encryption software brought to you by IDRIX and that is based on TrueCrypt .

    VeraCrypt vs Windows BitLocker opinions
    Almost everyone thinks VeraCrypt is a great alternative to Windows BitLocker.
    yuriykaz

    BitLocker is great, but it is a part of the Windows Pro and above, so for Home users VeraCrypt is a super great option + it works on Mac and Linux. Easy to use!

    Positive comment 12 months ago
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    Bricolas

    Available for free on any Windows version (Windows Home or Family)

    Positive comment over 1 year ago
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    Windows and Linux platform :)

    Positive comment almost 6 years ago
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  2. TrueCrypt

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    [TrueCrypt is not exactly "Open Source", but the source is available. See the reviews to get more information.]

    Discontinued

    Currently unmaintained. Last version, TrueCrypt 7.1a, is still available for download and development has continued via the forks VeraCrypt and CipherShed. "The development of TrueCrypt was ended in 5/2014 after Microsoft terminated support of Windows XP. Windows 8/7/Vista and later offer integrated support for encrypted disks and virtual disk images."

    TrueCrypt vs Windows BitLocker opinions
    Most users think TrueCrypt is a great alternative to Windows BitLocker.

    Extremely reliable under any condition even on Win XP SP2

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    Does not support a centralised/managed deployment administration.

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    True Crypt Is Awesome, until now in 2018

    Positive comment almost 4 years ago
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  3. LUKS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    LUKS is the standard for Linux hard disk encryption. By providing a standard on-disk-format, it does not only facilitate compatibility among distributions, but also provides secure management of multiple user passwords.

  4. AES Crypt

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    AES Crypt is an advanced file encryption utility that integrates with the Windows shell or runs from the Linux command prompt to provide a simple, yet powerful, tool for encrypting files using the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES).

    Most users think AES Crypt is a great alternative to Windows BitLocker.
  5. Platform-independent password-based authenticated encryption of files & folders.

    Almost everyone thinks File Lock PEA is a great alternative to Windows BitLocker.


  6. DiskCryptor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    DiskCryptor is a free and open-source utility that offers encryption of all disk partitions, including the system partition.

    DiskCryptor vs Windows BitLocker opinions
    Almost everyone thinks DiskCryptor is a great alternative to Windows BitLocker.

    The only open source full boot disk encryption alternative, simple and clean implementation, supports booting from network PXE image

    Positive comment over 5 years ago
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  7. Seahorse

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • GnuPG

    Seahorse is a GNOME application for managing encryption keys and passwords in the GNOME Keyring.

  8. EncFS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD

    EncFS provides an encrypted filesystem in user-space. It runs without any special permissions and uses the FUSE library and Linux kernel module to provide the filesystem interface. You can find links to source and binary releases below.

    Warning

    The author has agreed that EncFS in its current form is dangerous (to security) for several reasons. Wikipedia has a brief summary: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EncFS#General_Security_ConcernsThe actual audit, which the author participated in, is here: https://defuse.ca/audits/encfs.htm

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  9. EDS (Encrypted Data Store)

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    With EDS (Encrypted Data Store) you can store your files in the encrypted container to prevent unauthorized access to sensitive information.

  10. EncFSMP

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows

    EncFSMP, a program to mount EncFS folders on Windows and OS X.

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