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Why can't I access previous Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) snapshots from the Windows Server 2003 server that hosts the Shadow Copied share?

A. If you right-click the shared folder and select Properties, you won't see the Previous Versions tab associated with VSS. Instead, you must connect to the share to access the previous snapshots. For a quick solution, connect to \\localhost\<drive letter>$ to open a Windows Explorer window at the root of the drive or connect to \\localhost\<share name> to open a Windows Explorer window at the share. From either location, you can right-click any folder or subfolder on the drive and select Properties to view the Previous Versions tab.

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