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  • ShadowCopyView v1.15

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        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        ShadowCopyView is simple tool for Windows 10/8/7/Vista that lists the snapshots of your hard drive created by the ‘Volume Shadow Copy’ service of Windows. Every snapshot contains an older versions of your files and folders from the date that the snapshot was created, you can browse the older version of your files and folders, and optionally copy them into a folder on your disk.

        ShadowCopyView vs ‘Previous Versions’ feature of Windows
        Windows operating system allows you to access the ‘Shadow Copies’ by right-clicking on the file/folder/drive, choosing ‘Properties’ and then ‘Previous Versions’. However, this feature might omit some of the shadow copies. ShadowCopyView displays all of them.
        Also, the ‘Previous Versions’ window doesn’t allow you to access copy system files unless UAC (User Account Control) is turned off. ShadowCopyView is executed with full admin rights (elevated process), so you can access and extract any file you need.

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        BATcher
        AskWoody_MVP

        OlderGeeks do/does a good job on reformatting the documentation, but a less-good job on indicating that Shadow Copy View is written by Nir Sofer of nirsoft.net who has produced a considerable number of other useful utilities, listed also on this page.  Anyone unfamiliar with these is advised to have a quick read through – it is highly likely that you will find a utility which you have always wanted!

        BATcher

        Ascetics go without, mystics go within.

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          Microfix
          AskWoody MVP

          I for one, always prefer to go directly to the originator of the utility for downloading.
          It’s similar to obtaining device drivers..oem from source and not via third party sites.
          In decades of computing, I haven’t had any issues with utilities nor device drivers using this framework.
          Majorgeeks (my go to for years) supply a link to the originator site (if they have one) which I use in preference, and they credit the authors in their testing and conclusions when testing.

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            Rick Corbett
            AskWoody_MVP

            Majorgeeks (my go to for years) supply a link to the originator site (if they have one) which I use in preference, and they credit the authors in their testing and conclusions when testing.

            Sadly that is not always the case. There was a specific thread on TenForums at the time about the lack of accreditation.

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        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        but a less-good job on indicating that Shadow Copy View is written by Nir Sofer of nirsoft.net

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