How can I access contents of shadow copy storage space on W7

Hi-
Running W7 64

"VSSadmin list shadows"  report leads me to believe that I have old shadow copies on my system as far back as 12/17/2012 (see below).

How can I access the contents of a shadow copy?  I lost data awhile back and had given up hope I could retrieve it until today when I saw these old shadow copies!

Thanks-
Sam

Contents of shadow copy set ID: {0a67a816-eeae-4344-b8f5-00d59c360082}
   Contained 8 shadow copies at creation time: 12/17/2012 6:43:50 PM
      Shadow Copy ID: {1618fbd8-7720-4492-8865-d9da307babe7}
         Original Volume: (F:)\\?\Volume{f339f8cd-4a14-11e2-8478-806e6f6e6963}\
         Shadow Copy Volume: \\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy24
         Originating Machine: ENVY17
         Service Machine: ENVY17
         Provider: 'Microsoft Software Shadow Copy provider 1.0'
         Type: ApplicationRollback
         Attributes: Persistent, No auto release, Differential, Auto recovered

      Shadow Copy ID: {9226b658-96a6-42f6-bea4-0af135cf36aa}
         Original Volume: (G:)\\?\Volume{f339f8ce-4a14-11e2-8478-806e6f6e6963}\
         Shadow Copy Volume: \\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy38
         Originating Machine: ENVY17
         Service Machine: ENVY17
         Provider: 'Microsoft Software Shadow Copy provider 1.0'
         Type: ApplicationRollback
         Attributes: Persistent, No auto release, Differential, Auto recovered

      Shadow Copy ID: {57e7e3fd-1ca2-49f9-9afd-518ad4d30ddf}
         Original Volume: (H:)\\?\Volume{f339f8cf-4a14-11e2-8478-806e6f6e6963}\
         Shadow Copy Volume: \\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy57
         Originating Machine: ENVY17
         Service Machine: ENVY17
         Provider: 'Microsoft Software Shadow Copy provider 1.0'
         Type: ApplicationRollback
         Attributes: Persistent, No auto release, Differential, Auto recovered

Contents of shadow copy set ID: {56db43c9-584b-456b-8c01-a4d458cb31cd}
   Contained 8 shadow copies at creation time: 12/17/2012 8:48:42 PM
      Shadow Copy ID: {86e60505-9898-4f27-8bf9-7b2608ba1a8c}
         Original Volume: (F:)\\?\Volume{f339f8cd-4a14-11e2-8478-806e6f6e6963}\
         Shadow Copy Volume: \\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy25
         Originating Machine: ENVY17
         Service Machine: ENVY17
         Provider: 'Microsoft Software Shadow Copy provider 1.0'
         Type: ApplicationRollback
         Attributes: Persistent, No auto release, Differential, Auto recovered

      Shadow Copy ID: {51d83f5d-d2d7-4190-a464-671b1bbee0a1}
         Original Volume: (G:)\\?\Volume{f339f8ce-4a14-11e2-8478-806e6f6e6963}\
         Shadow Copy Volume: \\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy39
         Originating Machine: ENVY17
         Service Machine: ENVY17
         Provider: 'Microsoft Software Shadow Copy provider 1.0'
         Type: ApplicationRollback
         Attributes: Persistent, No auto release, Differential, Auto recovered

      Shadow Copy ID: {3ba4bce1-e005-4337-8028-5ed124216cae}
         Original Volume: (H:)\\?\Volume{f339f8cf-4a14-11e2-8478-806e6f6e6963}\
         Shadow Copy Volume: \\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy58
         Originating Machine: ENVY17
         Service Machine: ENVY17
         Provider: 'Microsoft Software Shadow Copy provider 1.0'
         Type: ApplicationRollback

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Pradeep DubeyConsultantCommented:
use microsoft vshadow to mount the shadow copies and dismount it also.
see the below options of vshadow:
D:\vshadow>vshadow.exe

VSHADOW.EXE 2.2 - Volume Shadow Copy sample client
Copyright (C) 2005 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Usage:
   VSHADOW [optional flags] [commands]

List of optional flags:
  -?                 - Displays the usage screen
  -p                 - Manages persistent shadow copies
  -nw                - Manages no-writer shadow copies
  -ad                - Creates differential HW shadow copies
  -ap                - Creates plex HW shadow copies
  -scsf              - Creates Shadow Copies for Shared Folders (Client Accessib
le)
  -t={file.xml}      - Transportable shadow set. Generates also the backup compo
nents doc.
  -bc={file.xml}     - Generates the backup components doc for non-transportable
 shadow set.
  -wi={Writer Name}  - Verify that a writer/component is included
  -wx={Writer Name}  - Exclude a writer/component from set creation or restore
  -script={file.cmd} - SETVAR script creation
  -exec={command}    - Custom command executed after shadow creation, import or
between break and make-it-write
  -wait              - Wait before program termination or between shadow set bre
ak and make-it-write
  -tracing           - Runs VSHADOW.EXE with enhanced diagnostics

List of commands:
  {volume list}      - Creates a shadow set on these volumes
  -ws                - List writer status
  -wm                - List writer summary metadata
  -wm2               - List writer detailed metadata
  -q                 - List all shadow copies in the system
  -qx={SnapSetID}    - List all shadow copies in this set
  -s={SnapID}        - List the shadow copy with the given ID
  -da                - Deletes all shadow copies in the system
  -do={volume}       - Deletes the oldest shadow of the specified volume
  -dx={SnapSetID}    - Deletes all shadow copies in this set
  -ds={SnapID}       - Deletes this shadow copy
  -i={file.xml}      - Transportable shadow copy import
  -b={SnapSetID}     - Break the given shadow set into read-only volumes
  -bw={SnapSetID}    - Break the shadow set into writable volumes
  -el={SnapID},dir   - Expose the shadow copy as a mount point
  -el={SnapID},drive - Expose the shadow copy as a drive letter
  -er={SnapID},share - Expose the shadow copy as a network share
  -er={SnapID},share,path - Expose a child directory from the shadow copy as a s
hare
  -r={file.xml}      - Restore based on a previously-generated Backup Components
 document
  -rs={file.xml}     - Simulated restore based on a previously-generated Backup
Components doc
  -revert={SnapID}   - Revert a volume to the specified shadow copy

Examples:

 - Non-persistent shadow copy creation on C: and D:
     VSHADOW C: E:

 - Persistent shadow copy creation on C: (with no writers)
     VSHADOW -p -nw C:

 - Transportable shadow copy creation on X:
     VSHADOW -t=file1.xml X:

 - Transportable shadow copy import
     VSHADOW -i=file1.xml

 - List all shadow copies in the system:
     VSHADOW -q

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/bb530725(v=vs.85).aspx
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jcimarronCommented:
SAbboushi --
When you right click a file or folder, then Properties, you should see a Previous Versions tab.  If you click that you will see if Windows offers any previous versions of that file or folder.
If you click on a previous version you will replace the existing version with the previous version. So make a back up of the existing version first.
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SAbboushiAuthor Commented:
jcimarron - thanks -- not what I was looking for ; )
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jcimarronCommented:
SAbboushi--The "old shadow copies " are the source of the Previous Versions.
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SAbboushiAuthor Commented:
Thanks - but in my case, the old shadow copies are from a prior restored system partition; I suspect that windows somehow has figured out that they are not applicable to the other partitions (which were not restored) and hence the Previous Versions doesn't list anything
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