Published: June 2, 2009

Updated: April 17, 2012

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Removes hardware shadow copies that were imported by using the import command.

For examples of how to use this command, see Examples.

mask <ShadowSetID>


Parameter Description


Removes shadow copies that belong to the specified Shadow Copy Set ID.

  • You can use an existing alias or an environment variable in place of ShadowSetID. Use add without parameters to see existing aliases.

To remove the imported shadow copy %Import_1%, type:

mask %Import_1%

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