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Copy files from Windows encrypted disk

  1. Insert a backup USB drive onto which to copy the files first
  2. Boot the computer and input the Bitlocker key however many times needed (probably 2?)
  3. Get to the windows recovery options, go to Advanced troubleshooting and select the Command Prompt
  4. Check which drive letter is assigned to USB disk with
    list disk
    select disk <yourdiskname>
    list vol
  5. Select the C drive and copy the folders using xcopy and files with copy, here assuming the USB drive is assigned letter “D”
Xcopy /E /I UserAbc d:\usersfiles

Tested on

  • Windows 10 Intel RST raid setup in Bios with Bitlocker encryption

See also


wiki/copy_files_windows_encrypted_disk.txt · Last modified: 2023/05/01 12:45 by antisa

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