How can I image an encrypted Windows partition ? Most software out there are able to do a sector by sector image, or a full disk copy, wich is not very helpful. So far, the best way I found to backup a 1TB encrypted notebook is to have a 1TB external drive and clone the encrypted drive OR to image the partion whenever it's not encrypted. Thank you!!!
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asked Oct 11 '12 at 22:54
As far as I'm aware you can create an image of an encrypted volume as normal. You are after all creating an "image" so its just creating a copy of the 1's and 0's of the volume in an encrypted state.
answered Oct 26 '12 at 11:00
an encrypted drive will have all of the space taken by the encrypted volume that way whether there is 1 small file, or a billion large files, anyone looking at the volume without decrypting, it will have no idea how muck data the user actually stored on the drive.
If you are imaging the drive then you will have to image the entire volume.
answered Oct 26 '12 at 16:37