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Shadow Copies question:

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by westernkings, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. westernkings

    westernkings Gigabyte Poster

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    If anyone is around I need urgent help with restoring shadow copies of olders.

    Essentially,

    Someone has overwritten an entire folder with data from Friday last night. I have shadow copies from Monday until Yesterday 3pm and the 3pm one has files in that are missing because they have been overwritten.

    However, when I restore the entire folder from 3pm the files that I can see when browsing that version don't actually restore.

    If I browse into the 3pm previous version I can find all files, however copying the folder to somewhere else doesn't bring everything and pressing restore doesn't seem to actually restore every sub folder and file.

    Any suggestions? I don't have a backup so I need to restore 2 days worth of work via previous versions.
     
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  2. GSteer

    GSteer Megabyte Poster

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    A stab in the dark, which I guess you've already tried: Instead of copying the whole folder out from the SC, have you tried copying the contents with a select all ?

    You don't mention which OS version we're dealing with here but you can use a symbolic link to directly access the shadow copies without using the previous version tab if this helps:

    Vista / Win 7 / 2008 - A simple way to access Shadow Copies in Vista - Antimail - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

    For XP / 2003 - you'll need to get hold of junction from sysinternals : live.sysinternals.com - /
     
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  3. GSteer

    GSteer Megabyte Poster

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    Did you end up getting anywhere with it ?
     
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