Updated: April 17, 2012

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

Resets DiskShadow.exe to the default state. Reset is especially useful in separating compound DiskShadow operations such as create, import, backup, or restore.


  • When you use the reset command, you lose state from commands such as add, set, load, or writer. Reset also releases IVssBackupComponent interfaces and loses non-persistent shadow copies.