Restore files from Shadow Copy

  1. Right click on the folder your trying to restore from shadow copy and chose ‘Previous versions’. Chose a date and click on open.
  2. Right click on any file or folder within the previous folder and chose ‘properties’. Under ‘General’ copy what reads in ‘location’ – .e.g.:
    \\localhost\D$\@GMT-2011.09.20-06.00.04_Data
  3. Open cmd.exe and type in:
    subst X: \\localhost\D$\@GMT-2011.09.20-06.00.04_Data
  4. Open powershell and use robocopy to copy content of X: e.g.:
    robocopy X: D:\Folder\ /E /COPYALL
  5. Check that all files have been copied.
  6. When finished, in cmd, type
    subst X: /D
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2 Responses to Restore files from Shadow Copy

  1. John Regan says:

    Thanks for this–it helped me out in a pinch today. There is one typo, though:
    robocopy Z: D:\Folder\ /E /COPYALL
    should instead be
    robocopy X: D:\Folder\ /E /COPYALL

    Thanks again!

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