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How to selectively delete files/folders from shadow copies

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For security reasons, we need to delete all copies of certain files and folders on a Windows Server 2008 R2 system. After deleting the files, I can wipe the free space clean using an wipe utility. But shadow copies still remain. I do not want to delete the shadow copies completely (else it defeats their purpose), only a specific list of files/folders. Is there any way to do this?
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Benjamin Voglar earned 500 total points
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You can Exclude files / folders from VSS, but you can not selective delete VSS for certain files or folders.

Also here confirmed this:

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5885142/delete-specific-files-folders-from-volume-shadow-copy-backups
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Are shadow copies retained permanently? Would deleted files ever expire from VSS backup?
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