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DriveImage XML fails with a Windows Volume Shadow Service Error

I'm trying to image a SATA laptop hard drive, using DriveImageXML, that is attached to my computer via a USB adapter. I'm running Win7 Ultimate 64 bit. DriveXML is returning: Could not initialize ...
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Searching for a file in all Volume Shadow Copies

A file was lost sometime in the last months. Part of the filename is known. The exact directory is not known, only that it must be somewhere below C:\MyFolder. Neither is the creation or deletion date....
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Windows 10 system image fails

I am having trouble making a system image of my Windows 10 installation. The problem started occurring after I upgraded to an SSD from an HDD. (I used EaseUS to copy my Windows installation on the HDD ...
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Installing VSS Sample Provider stucks on Add the DLL Component

Am trying to install the VSS hardware provider as mentioned in https://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsdesktop/VSS-Sample-Provider-3096be2a But the script hangs in Add the DLL component What could be ...
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DLL Not Found (AlphaVSS.x64.dll)

I downloaded the AlphaVSS dll and example from (http://alphavss.alphaleonis.com/) to my windows 7 laptop (x64). When I run the example AlphaShadow create c: from an administrator command prompt ...
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Recovery Options for vssadmin “No items found” error, when shadow volumes exist on the disk?

Hi i'm doing a forensics analysis on a drive containing a Windows 10 System. I have a situation where I need to compare a list of applications that were removed by analyzing the system state before ...
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command line or script to copy folders from an older shadowcopy

Does anyone know a nice simple script or commandline application that will restore an older shadowcopy of a folder from a Windows 2008 / 20012 server? The Windows GUI Version "Restore Previous ...
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Getting Error code: -2146368511 [0x80110401] on executing Sample VSS Hardware provider setup

Both the solutions mentioned in "http://stackoverflow.com/questions/18384896/vss-hardware-provider" are not helpful. I executed following instructions to install VssSampleProvider Setup (refered from ...
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Windows does not allow creating VSS shadow copy on removable USB flash disk, why?

I formatted a 16GB USB flash disk to NTFS and tried to make it VSS available, but failed. I tried to do it on a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine, running vssadmin create shadow /for=e: and I got ...
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Shadow copy recovered files contain lots of NULL blocks

A computer I am working on had most of the files on it encrypted by the TeslaCrypt ransomware program. I found that it did not delete the shadow copies and there may be a number of backups available. ...
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How can I create a shadow copy in windows7/8 in a batch file?

On server operating systems I can (and do) create a shadow copy of a volume and mount that copy using mklink before copying a folder that almost always has open files. See below for Q&D example. ...
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Audio buzz and video glitch when any update or restore point creation starts the Volume Shadow Service

I have the above problem and see that others do too. I've had no help from Microsoft and am asking if anyone else knows a solution. Please post if you do. Here is a description of the problem, what ...
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Error on “vssadmin list shadows”

Using an admin cmd prompt, I typed: vssadmin list shadows, and got the following: Contents of shadow copy set ID: {...} Contained 1 shadow copies at creation time: ... Error: The shadow ...
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Make Microsoft Security Essentials ignore items in shadow copy

On my computer are some programs that I have written and compiled, but MSE kept finding them and was always wanting to quarantine them, so I added my dev directory to the ignore list. That's fine. ...
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What is VSS (Volume Shadow Copy Service)

I read about VSS here. According to the article , VSS takes a backup of the entire volume. Where does this backup of the Volume get stored ? If its on the volume itself then its pretty unsafe right ? ...
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How to find folder size within VSS

I have a repository in VSS and I need to find the size of individual folders inside the VSS. Currently I am checking out each of the folder and then checking its size. Is there any way using which I ...
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How Shadow Copy Service works? how it backups the data which we modified

I am Using Shadow Copy to restore my files,and restoring my files. I wonder how does it works.
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VBScript Capture StdOut from ShellExecute

I am trying to run the following code snippet as part of a tool to gather and log some pertinent system diagnostics. The purpose of this snippet is to gather the result of running the command: ...
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A few questions about windows 7 snapshots

I have been googling a while, but I am a bit confused about Microsoft VSS technology. Currently I am running Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit - everything patched to the latest versions. My system has one ...
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How to take backup of Previous Versions in Win 7?

Windows 7 keeps an archive of the Previous Versions of files using its Volume Shadow-Copy Service (VSS). How can I take a backup or image of the Previous Versions archive for a specific folder?
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Previous version files not visible in Windows 7

We have about 50 computers which are connected in network.But in some Windows 7 pc i cannot see previous version files for some folders which are in network. Previous version files for that folder is ...
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Windows 7 Backup System Restore problems

My mom's computer is acting up and it seems to tie back to VSS but i can't figure out what the problem is. It's a Dell running windows 7 Home Premium SP 1. The first symptom I noticed is that Windows ...
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VSS Error 0x8004231F

I'm trying to convert my powered-on Win7 Ultimate SP1 to a VMWare Virtual Machine using Converter Standalone. Problem is, the conversion fails because of a VSS error: FAILED: The VSS snapshots cannot ...
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VBScript to detect VSS Exchange Writer State

I need to detect the state of the Exchange VSS Writer service on a given machine. The script will only be executed if Microsoft Exchange 2003, 2007, or 2010 is currently running. Powershell Script ...
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Stuck with Visual source safe Admin login

I have a log-in for my project into a Microsoft Visual Source Safe database. Every time I started my project through Microsoft Visual Studio it used to earlier prompt for vss log-in and password. ...
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Backup client for Windows: open source, rsync and VSS

I'm looking for a sync/backup client for Windows with: Open source license (BSD/GPL) rsync deltas to a remote rsync server VSS support Command line interface is preferred to a GUI. The less of ...
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Microsoft Visual Source safe Internet Database adding problem.

I am trying to add VSS internet. In options all have been set. ( Plug in > Internet, Removed SSL etc). This will add the DataBase successfully added. And immediately after adding this again the ...
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How to set VSS (Shadow Copy) Retention

I am in the process of optimizing the VSS on our Windows Server 2008 SP2 machine. I would like to do the following: Run a snapshot at 11:59 AM and 11:59 PM every day Keep a retention of 30 days ...
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Why does VSS terminate unexpectedly?

I have a Windows 2003 SP2 server, both physical and VM When my backup agent tries to take backup VSS fails with below error message. Also this error message is intermittent(some days it comes and ...
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What's the meaning of the “Override working folders” checkbox in Visual Source Safe?

When I do a check-in in Visual Source Safe, there's a checkbox "Override working folders" on that screen. I can't figure out what the difference is between checking it or not checking it.
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VSS backup denied access to Office 2010's Q drive (Event ID 12348)

While trying to do a backup on a new netbook with Windows 7 Starter, I'm getting the following error in the Event Viewer: Event ID 12348 Volume Shadow Copy Service warning: VSS was denied ...
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Problems with Volume Shadow Copy on Windows 7

I am having a problem with Volume Shadow Copy on my Windows 7 Ultimate PC. Basically, I cannot use any program that relies on Volume Shadow Copy as they always fail (including Windows Backup) with a ...
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“the VSS service is shutting down due to idle timeout” event ID: 8224

I wrote a backup solution in VC++ that takes snapshots and backs up files and directories from the volume snapshot. Since Monday, the machine(windows server 2008) seems to be rebooting everytime the ...
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Periodic “mirroring” of boot disk in Windows 7

Is it possible to take a full copy of the system (C:) drive in Windows 7 to another disk, whilst running the OS. The intention is, to keep 2 drives in the system (a main drive and a backup drive) and ...
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Does ntfs-3g keep shadow copies up to date?

NTFS shadow copies in differential mode work by copying the original data in a data block to a backup area before new writes are committed. If ntfs-3g doesn't do this copying, it could corrupt ...
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DriveImage XML fails with a Windows Volume Shadow Service Error - dll missing?

My problem is exactly as reported in the post here See Previous Superuser question... when it comes to looking at how it was resolved for that person it said to make sure that 'oleaut.dll' was ...
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Volume Shadow Copy Service warning: VSS was denied access to the root of volume (Win 7 Home Premium)

I am mystified by the following warning in the Event Viewer. It is very frequent and always the same. Can anyone explain this to me? Is it a cause for concern? Might it have anything to do with my ...
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How to make Visual Source Safe ignore certain directories?

Even when you drop the parent directory into VSS,it should also ignore the specified directories. How to achieve that?
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Mozy fails along with this error

Any idea how to fix this? MozyHome backup is failing at the same time with a FilesystemError2. Windows 7 64-bit. Thanks! Log Name: Application Source: VSS Date: 12/18/2009 12:...
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Clicked View Designer on a WinForm. Why was the file auto Checked out from Source Control?

When I click "View Designer" to view a Winform in Design mode, VS2010 automatically checks out the file. I realize that there are probably options to silently check out the file without connfirmation,...
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visual sourcesafe online server

I would like to upload my code to a visual sourcesafe server, but I want to avoid paying $500 to run my own server. Is there a $5 / month server that allows you to upload Visual Studio code online ...