1.    13 Jul 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 142
    Windows 10 Home 32-bit

    Restore and Shadow Copy

    What is the difference between System Restore and Shadow Copy? I am familiar with the first, but only came across references to the second recently.
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  2.    14 Jul 2016 #2
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 1,648
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1607 Build 14393.105

    One way of thinking about this in W10 is to consider System restore points as being a shadow copy of the system files while File History is a shadow copy of the Document and Pictures and other user folders that you can select within the File History settings.
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