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Vssadmin list shadows

Updated: April 17, 2012

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

Lists all existing shadow copies of a specified volume. If you use this command without parameters, it displays all volume shadow copies on the computer, in the order dictated by Shadow Copy Set.

vssadmin list shadows [/for=<ForVolumeSpec>] [/shadow=<ShadowID>]


Parameter Description


Specifies the volume for which the shadow copies are to be listed.


Lists the shadow copy specified by ShadowID. To get the shadow copy ID, use the vssadmin list shadows command. When you type a shadow copy ID, use the following format, where each X represents a hexadecimal character:


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