expose

Exposes a persistent shadow copy as a drive letter, share, or mount point.

Syntax

expose <shadowID> {<drive:> | <share> | <mountpoint>}

Parameters

Parameter Description
shadowID Specifies the shadow ID of the shadow copy you want to expose. You can also use an existing alias or an environment variable in place of shadowID. Use add without parameters to see existing aliases.
<drive:> Exposes the specified shadow copy as a drive letter (for example, p:).
<share> Exposes the specified shadow copy at a share (for example, \\machinename).
<mountpoint> Exposes the specified shadow copy to a mount point (for example, C:\shadowcopy).

Examples

To expose the persistent shadow copy associated with the VSS_SHADOW_1 environment variable as drive X, type:

expose %vss_shadow_1% x:

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