Shadow copy isn't a backup, but it is a part of
system restore and it does allow recovery of deleted files or access to earlier
versions, if desired. I can use Shadow Copy to open a file that is an
earlier version without restoring it. it can be opened directly from where
it is in Shadow Copy.
I am not advocating using it instead of a
backup. But it is a very useful feature. I once deleted something
the day after I recorded it because I didn't think I needed it any longer.
I found that I had been wrong and I was able to recover it with Shadow Copy
because, fortunately, System Restore had made a restore point while it was on
the disk. I hadn't backed it up because I erroneously thought I had
already edited it and saved and backed up the edited version.
Also, there may be times when you want to open an
earlier version of something without restoring it from a backup. You may
want to compare versions.
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To be clear, I am not proposing using volume shadow
One should be taking full system image backups using the
third-party tool of one's choosing, which is what Microsoft recommends, as well
as parallel separate user data backups, which can be using that same third-party
tool or Microsoft's own File History if running Windows 8.1 or 10.
Protection (of which System Restore is a part) has never been intended as a
full-recovery utility (which would include user data) and is notoriously
flaky. It's focus is allowing the system to be rolled back in the event
that, for instance, a bad new driver were installed that breaks something.
It rolls back the state of the system registry and certain underlying support
folders in the Windows hierarchy. It, as Jackie has already noted, has
never, ever been involved in user data backup or recovery.
Brian - Windows
10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build
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