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Create, List, Copy and Delete Windows Shadow Copy (VSS) on Windows 10

This article lists the PowerShell (and other) commands to create, list, copy from, and delete Windows Shadow Copies, also known as VSS. See Microsoft’s doco here “”.


Enable-ComputerRestore -Drive "C:\"


wmic shadowcopy call create Volume="C:\"


vssadmin list shadows

Copy from:

Windows Explorer: Right Click a folder, Select Previous Version, Open. 

Delete all:
This will delete the shadow copies for c:\. All of them. You can then create new ones using the above “create” method.

vssadmin delete shadows /for="C:\"

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