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How to Copy a TrueCrypt encrypted volume to another larger drive in Windows 7

How do I Copy a TrueCrypt encrypted volume to another larger drive in Windows 7.  This is secondary/data drive that is pretty much full.   I am looking for direct copy method (rather than a backup and restore via VSS or otherwise), preferably without a commercial application.  I already have the replacement (larger) drive already encrypted.  While I could just drag everything over, I am concerned that I will miss some files unless I perform some sort of volume (sector by sector) copy, but I could be overly cautious.
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Another approach in quick steps:
Download the trial of drive snapshot
Use it to image that drive
Replay that image to the new drive
Re-encrypt the new drive
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Does this involve imaging the drive to a 3rd drive, then restoring?  I was hoping for a direct transfer to the new drive.
Another approach in quick steps:
Download the trial of drive snapshot
Use it to image that drive
Replay that image to the new drive
Re-encrypt the new drive
Yes it does.
not sure about imaging one mounted TC volume to another - in theory decent copy software should do it (I could imagine Ghost doing this, but in practice, Ghost sees only the physical drives, not the mounted encrypted volumes. And yes, I tried :D )

note, the software will need to be able to compensate for the difference in sizes between the two volumes, and rewrite the cluster maps etc.
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If I mounted the encrypted drive, and used Windows built-in backup (to a 3rd drive), swapped out the old drive for the larger drive, encrypted and mounted the new drive (using the same drive letter as before), would Windows restore work in this case?  This way I wouldn't have go through the time of decrypting the entire old drive?
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