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ShadowCopy 2.02.0000

Easily copy files - even if they're locked

by Mike Williams

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 25 March 2013
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Downloads To Date: 3476
Developer: Runtime Software
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ShadowCopy 2.02.0000
Easily copy files - even if they're locked

ShadowCopy is a simple tool which can copy files from a source folder to your chosen destination - even if they're locked by Windows.

You could use a regular backup tool to do this, of course, as most support copying locked files already. But that could be a little inconvenient. ShadowCopy aims to be a quicker, more straightforward solution: just specify your source (C:\Users\[YourName]\Documents, say), the destination (maybe D:\Backup), and the files to be copied (*.DOCX, *.* or whatever it might be), click Copy and that's it.

If you do need more control, though, there are a few options available. You can choose whether or not to copy subdirectories, for instance, or overwrite existing files, just by checking a box or two.

And if you want to do this regularly, the program's support for command line switches means you can run it from a script. Something like "shadowcopy c:\*.* d:\ /s" will copy everything on your C:\ drive - even if it's locked - to D:\, including all subfolders.


It's a shame ShadowCopy isn't portable, but otherwise this is a quick and easy way to copy locked files

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