How to Backup BitLocker Encrypted Drive in Windows 2024

This article mainly introduces how to back up BitLocker encrypted drive in Windows. It also covers two ways to disable the BitLocker and introduces easy backup software to you. Hope it can help with your problems.

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Updated on Feb 26, 2024

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BitLocker is a full volume encryption feature included with Microsoft Windows versions starting with Windows Vista. - By Wikipedia

BitLocker encryption allows users to secure their data with a key or fingerprint on different devices. When users boot BitLocker on USB flash drives or SD cards on their computers, Microsoft Windows encodes the files and folders stored on the device so that only the permitted users can get the data. 

Of course, BitLocker brings safety to data. But is it absolutely stress-free to encrypt data with BitLocker? The answer is no! That's why we need to backup BitLocker encrypted drive. But before doing so, users need to know something.

What Should I Do Before I Backup BitLocker Encrypted Drive?

Backup BitLocker encrypted drive backup can be troublesome, so before doing that, you need to:

  • Determine where you want to store the backup drive.
  • Make sure the backup destination has enough capacity.

But if you want to achieve an automatic backup or one-click backup, you may need a professional backup tool, EaseUS Todo Backup Home.

As a stress-free backup software, it enables users to achieve easy backup and restore. Especially, EaseUS will help a lot if you are not an expert in operating computers. But is it really that helpful? What can it help do? Continue to read.

What can EaseUS Todo Backup do? Can It Help Backup BitLocker Encrypted Drive?

Can EaseUS Todo Backup help backup BitLocker encrypted drive? The answer is yes! It provides the key algorithms to break BitLocker encryption and can make the backup encrypted drive easier. Now, let's see its specific functions.

  • Support differential backup, full backup, and incremental backup.
  • Provides system, disk, and Cloud backups.
  • Provides advanced options.
  • Enable you to have a system clone.

EaseUS Todo Backup is safe, reliable, and time-saving. With it, you can easily backup your files, folders, partition, or even backup hard drive to another hard drive. But can it help with Backup BitLocker Encrypted Drive? Of course, yes! It is time to show you how to back up with EaseUS Todo Backup.

How to Backup BitLocker Encrypted Drive [Step-By-Step Guide]

As mentioned above, BitLocker also risks losing data if you forget passwords. So it is necessary to backup the BitLocker encrypted drive. Now, It is time to show you how to finish that, and I list two ways to help backup BitLocker Encrypted Drive.

Method 1. Backup BitLocker Encrypted Drive with EaseUS Todo Backup

As a time-saving backup tool, EaseUS can make Backup BitLocker encrypted drive easy. Now, let's see how easy it is.

Step 1. Start with selecting the backup contents.

create disk backup step1

Step 2. There are four backup categories, File, Disk, OS, and Mail, click Disk.

create disk backup step2

Step 3. It is available to back up a whole disk or a certain partition. Choose the one you need and click OK.

disk partition backup

Step 4.  Select the destination where you want to save the backup.

select a backup target location

Step 5. For disk/partition backup, you can choose to save the backup to local drive or to NAS.

Disk backup step5

Step 6. After the backup process is completed, your task will be displayed at the left. Right-click any one of the task, you can further manage your backup such as recover it, create incremental backup, etc.

Disk backup step6

You see, you have nothing to worry about while using EaseUS Todo Backup. So, just download and have a try. You will know how easy it is to back up with it.

Besides using EaseUS backup software, users also can use Windows boot-in backup software to finish a backup task. I will elaborate on it in the next paragraph.

Method 2. Backup BitLocker Encrypted Drive with File History

Before you back up with File History, you need to know you can only back some specific files with it. EaseUS Todo Backup can backup hard drive because File History does not support backup partitions or drives. Also, if you want to use File History to back up BitLocker encrypted drive, first, you need to decrypt it according to the ways mentioned in the next part. Then follow the steps below.

First, select the Settings from the Start menu and follow these steps:

Step 1. Select the Update and Security > Backup > Backup Using File History.

Step 2. Choose a Backup Destination for Your Backup Files. Then, you can click "More Options" to proceed with more settings.

click more options

Step 3. If you have selected the backup destination, turn on the Automatically Backup My Files, and Windows will start backing up files to your selected destination.

It is a little troublesome to back up or clone encrypted drive, so just let EaseUS Todo Backup help with these backup tasks. In addition, if you feel difficult to decrypt the drive encrypted by BitLocker, next, I will show you two simple ways to disable BitLocker.

Bonus Tip: How to Disable the BitLocker Encrypted Drive?

Sometimes, it is unnecessary to use a BitLocker if you are just working at home or have a bad memory. Here are two ways for you to disable BitLocker.

Method 1. Turn off BitLocker via Windows Control Panel

Step 1. Find the Control Panel.

Step 2. Click BitLocker Drive Encryption.

click bitlocker

Step 3. Find the target partition and click "Turn off BitLocker".

turn off bitlocker

Also, there is another way to turn off BitLocker. So now, let's see how to turn off BitLocker via Setting.

Method 2. Disable BitLocker via Setting.

Before you start to disable BitLocker, you need to find the Setting first. Then, you can turn off BitLocker by following these steps.

Step 1. Click the "System".

click system

Step 2. Click "About" at the bottom on the left and then "BitLocker settings".

click bitlocker settings

Step 3. Find the target partition and click "Turn off BitLocker".

Users can easily turn off BitLocker or start BitLocker in these ways. This whole article elaborates on how to back up BitLocker Encrypted Drive. We recommend EaseUS Todo Backup since it is reliable and easy to use. Therefore, if you are being disturbed by backup issues, download it and have a try.

FAQ About Backup BitLocker Encrypted Drive

Also, if you have other problems backing up the BitLocker encrypted drive, you may get answers in this part.

Can I copy a BitLocker encrypted drive?

Yes, of course, you can. EaseUS Todo Backup is a good backup and clone software and can help you to copy a BitLocker encrypted drive easily.

How do I recover data from a formatted BitLocker encrypted drive?

Before you recover data, you need to decrypt your drive first and then follow these steps.

Step 1. Select the drive where you lose your data and click "Scan".

Step 2. Use "Filter" or "Search" to find your formatted files when the scan completes.

Step 3. Select all the files you want, click "Recover" and choose a secure location to store them.

Can I recover data from BitLocker encrypted drive without the key?

No. BitLocker drive encryption is a kind of full-disk encryption method. So even if you formatted or deleted the drive, the data on this drive is still encrypted and needs a password to be decrypted.

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