ShadowCopy - Copy all your Files...

Copy all your files - even if they are locked by Windows

ShadowCopy is a simple program that copies all files from one place to another. Other than usual file managers, such as Windows Explorer, it copies all files including locked and open files. This is made possible by using Microsoft's Volume Shadow Services (VSS).

Copy your entire system

You can easily copy the content of an entire hard disk to another disk. If you copy, for example, C:\ to D:\, you will even be able to boot from that drive. Since ShadowCopy is capable of tranferring all the system files you will have an almost exact clone.

Product Highlights

* Copy all your files, even if they are locked
* Run from command prompt
* Copies locked and open files
* Uses Microsoft's Volume Shadow Services

ShadowCopy Tips:

* You need to make the new partition active (in Windows Disk Management).
* You also might need to set a new Disk ID using DriveImage XML.
* You will probably have to reactivate Windows and some other copy-protected programs.

Automate ShadowCopy

ShadowCopy can be run from the command prompt, batch or task scheduler. The available switches are:

Switch Description
/s copy subdirectories
/j parse junctions
/i ignore errors
/y overwrite existing files
/r overwrite read-only files

System Requirements: Windows XP, 2003, Vista, or Windows 7