I want to access files stored under "X:\System Volume Information" but I cannot do so even with Admin provoleges. I have seen virus scanners (McAfee to be specific) scan that folder even when a "User" is loggen on. I bet the process runs with SYSTEM privileges - a bit higher than Admin. How can I impersonate the SYSTEM account?
the actual goal is to read file information from that folder. so if there is a way to access that info without impersonation that would be much better from security standpoint. I am looking for a solution in .NET but C/C++ would work.