Windoze

Save the Day with Shadow Explorer

Recover files (even different versions) from the backup shadow copy creates inside System Volume Information.

Problems

Some time ago I've made use of this tool to recover from a catastrophic disaster of epic proportions: handsome-ware domination!

The customer's machine was infected by some handsome-ware and all his files were already encrypted. Including some very important pictures and a large Firebird data-base with all of his company's data.

The "cookie-monster-ware" was asking for "mere" 3 bitcoins to decrypt the files. But as you all know, "we do not negotiate with terrorists": Shadow Explorer for the rescue!

You can download Shadow Explorer for free here: http://www.shadowexplorer.com/downloads.html

This free utility can save your day! It resembles Windoze Explorer and all the files shown in it are inside the shadow copy.

Unless you disabled the Windows Restore Service (or any other required service required to make this service work) you can use it to restore files very easily.

Here is a screen shot:

Shadow Copy

Recover

The recovery is very easy. Just right click any file/folder and select Export.

This is tool is a digital life-saver! Must have.