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Delete shadows

Published: April 17, 2012

Updated: April 17, 2012

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012

Deletes shadow copies.

delete shadows [all | volume <Volume> | oldest <Volume> | set <SetID> | id <ShadowID> | exposed {<Drive> | <MountPoint>}]

 

Parameter Description

all

Deletes all shadow copies.

volume <Volume>

Deletes all shadow copies of the given volume.

oldest <Volume>

Deletes the oldest shadow copy of the given volume.

set <SetID>

Deletes the shadow copies in the Shadow Copy Set of the given ID. You can specify an alias by using the % symbol if the alias exists in the current environment.

id <ShadowID>

Deletes a shadow copy of the given ID. You can specify an alias by using the % symbol if the alias exists in the current environment.

exposed {<Drive> | <MountPoint>}

Deletes the shadow copy exposed at the specified drive letter or mount point. Specify mount points as c:\mountPoint or by the drive letter such as p:.

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