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Windows Server® 2012 Unleashed by Chris Amaris, Andrew Abbate, Omar Droubi, Guy Yardeni, Michael Noel, Rand Morimoto

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Data Corruption and File and Folder Recovery

When data is reported as corrupted or deleted, administrators have the option of restoring the data from backup using Windows Server Backup or from a previous version of that folder captured with shadow copies. When data has been mistakenly changed, overwritten, or deleted, the only options are to recover from shadow copies or from backup media as detailed in the following sections.

Recovering File and Folder Data Using Shadow Copies

To recover individual files and folders using previously created shadow copies, follow these steps:

1. Log on to a Windows Server 2012 system or a client system running Windows XP SP1 or greater and open Windows Explorer.

2. In the Windows Explorer window type \\servername\ ...

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