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Created: 01.06.2023

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The backups are not encrypted by default, but can be if this option was on during the backup process. If it was encrypted, you’ll need device PIN to unlock it. These backups can be stored in the cloud or locally on the user’s PC.

🛠 iBackupViewer. It’s free to some extent.



[1] SDF: Volume Shadow Copies (Udemy course)

Suhanov’s blog: [2] Shadow copies become less visible, [3] Offline shadow copies, [4] Extracting unallocated clusters from a shadow copy, [5] Scoped shadow copies, [6] Things you probably didn’t know about shadow copies