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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...