"Volume Shadow Copy - vssvc.exe" Service on Windows 7


What is "Volume Shadow Copy" in my Windows 7 service list? And how is "Volume Shadow Copy" service related to vssvc.exe?

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"Volume Shadow Copy" is a Windows 7 service that "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." "Volume Shadow Copy" service is provided by vssvc.exe EXE file.

Detailed information on "Volume Shadow Copy" service:

Service name: VSS
Display name: Volume Shadow Copy
Execution command: C:\Windows\system32\vssvc.exe
Start type: Manual
Service status: Stopped
   Remote Procedure Call (RPC)

"Volume Shadow Copy" service is provided by an EXE file called: vssvc.exe:

Name: vssvc.exe
Location: C:\Windows\System32\vssvc.exe
Description: Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service
File version: 6.1.7601.17514
Size: 0.97 MB (1,025,536 bytes)
Modified: Saturday, November 20, 2010, 7:17:51 AM

Disabling "Volume Shadow Copy" service should not cause any issues when running Windows 7 system.


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