Windows 10: Restore and Shadow Copy

Discus and support Restore and Shadow Copy in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; What is the difference between System Restore and Shadow Copy? I am familiar with the first, but only came across references to the second recently.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by clayto, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. clayto Win User

    Restore and Shadow Copy


    What is the difference between System Restore and Shadow Copy? I am familiar with the first, but only came across references to the second recently.

    :)
     
    clayto, Jul 12, 2016
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  2. Lost the entire directory

    It basically explains itself if you test ride the 3 apps, which apparently you haven't yet done. By comparing ShadowCopyView and SystemRestoreExplorer you get to see the connection between Restore Points and Shadow Copies. Shadow Copies are the result
    of creating Restore Points and are snapshots (backups) of your drive at the time of the restore point. ShadowCopyView shows all shadow copies all at once and lets you explore each of them. SystemRestoreExplorer shows the restore points and allows you to mount
    them and open with File Explorer and you find that they actually do the same thing but using different methods. Apparently ShadowCopyView also allows to open a shadow copy with File Explorer but that currently fails.
     
    BeefRWijker, Jul 12, 2016
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  3. system backup

    No. A system image and shadow copy are two distinctly different things.

    LMFAO. Are you for real. You are a total clown boy!

    Here, go to backup and restore, click on create a system image. when it is done backing up, it shows creating a shadow copy, copying the back up to "create the system image files".

    So even Microsoft has you select to create an image and then shows creating a shadow copy.

    HILARIOUS.
     
    seahawks65, Jul 12, 2016
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  4. philc43 Win User

    Restore and Shadow Copy

    One way of thinking about this in W10 is to consider System restore points as being a shadow copy of the system files while File History is a shadow copy of the Document and Pictures and other user folders that you can select within the File History settings.
     
    philc43, Jul 13, 2016
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