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Windows 7: Backup to both partitions?

22 Jan 2012   #1

Backup to both partitions?

I'm going to be buying a new hard drive soon, and I'm going to be using both partitions on my 320GB Seagate hard drive for backup.
But can you actually do that using the native Windows backup and how would you do so? I'm using BitLocker on the 1st partition, which is where my backup is. Would I be able to encrypt both partitions with backup?

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23 Jan 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Craig,

Yes, you could encrypt both drives/partitions with BitLocker Drive Encryption if you like. However, they must be unlocked before you will be able to backup to and from them.

BitLocker Drive Encryption - Unlock a Locked Data or Removable Drive

BitLocker Drive Encryption - Unlock a Locked OS Drive

Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jan 2012   #3


Thanks Brink
Sorry for the late reply.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

26 Jan 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

You're most welcome Craig.
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