Unexpose

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8

Unexposes a shadow copy that was exposed by using the expose command. The exposed shadow copy can be specified by its Shadow ID, drive letter, share, or mount point.

For examples of how to use this command, see Examples.

Syntax

unexpose {<ShadowID> | <Drive:> | <Share> | <MountPoint>}

Parameters

Parameter

Description

<ShadowID>

Unexposes the shadow copy specified by the given Shadow ID.

<Drive:>

Unexposes the shadow copy associated with the specified drive letter (for example, drive P).

<Share>

Unexposes the shadow copy associated with the specified share (for example, \\MachineName\).

<MountPoint>

Unexposes the shadow copy associated with the specified mount point (for example, C:\shadowcopy\).

Remarks

  • You can use an existing alias or an environment variable in place of ShadowID. Use add without parameters to see existing aliases.

Examples

To unexpose the shadow copy associated with Drive P, type:

unexpose P:

Additional references

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