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Correct me if I'm wrong, but what you're describing seems to be either:
1. a Trad 401k conversion to a Roth IRA
2. a Roth 401(k) to Roth IRA rollover


Actually, you can make after-tax contributions to your 401(k) account, if your plan allows them. Then, any conversion (be it to a Roth subaccount in the 401(k) or to an IRA) is still considered to be a backdoor conversion, although it's typically called a 'mega backdoor conversion' since you can generally contribute more on an after-tax basis to your 401(k) (for 2022, it's up to $61,000 minus any elective deferrals and any employer match, but not counting catch up contributions) than to an IRA. In that context, the OP's question is perfectly valid and doesn't describe either of the options you provided.

AJ
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