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Data Security Using Shadow Copies

Microsoft first introduced the Volume Shadow Copy Service in Windows XP, to keep an eye on system files and make sure they are not modified or damaged. In Windows 10, 8.1 and 7 this has been expanded, to protect your personal files too. VSS provides you with a quick and easy way to restore files following their accidental deletion, or if you want to undo changes you have made and switch to a previous version.
If you’ve made changes to a file and then saved it, you can’t use the undo feature to switch back. If you want to get back to your old version, VSS may be your only hope.
In this article, I’ll show you how to use shadow copies to securely back up and restore data in 10, 8.1 and 7.

Category: Internet & Security, Issues
Issue: 2018 Issue 6 June
Operating Systems: 7, 8, 10
Article Reference: D150

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