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How to Start/Stop Volume Shadow Copy

Service name: VSS

Display name: Volume Shadow Copy


Description:

Manages and implements Volume Shadow Copies used for backup and other purposes. If this service is stopped, shadow copies will be
unavailable for backup and the backup may fail. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.


Path to executable:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\vssvc.exe

Services Regedit CMD Msconfig

Msconfig:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Volume Shadow Copy service from starting with the operating system using
System Configuration

Perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Type here to search

Type msconfig and press Enter

In System Configuration please go to Services tab and locate Volume Shadow Copy service
Uncheck the box to prevent this service to start and then press OK to finish

Any change make in System Configuration will be apply after restart