Shadow Copy is a small Windows freebie that allows users to copy files from one folder to another.
With a plain and simple design that groups absolutely all options in just one screen, Shadow Copy doesn’t require more than basic technical knowledge, although some of the settings displayed in the main window may be more appropriate for experienced users.
Most of the time however, Shadow Copy requires users to simply provide the source and the destination folder, while all the other configuration settings are displayed at the bottom of the window.
Capable of copying all files even if they are locked by Windows, Shadow Copy also comes with a built-in batch mode and dedicated parameters to copy subdirectories, overwrite existing files, parse junctions, overwrite read-only files and ignore errors.
Shadow Copy is generally a very fast application and it runs on low resources, without slowing down the operating system in any way.
The application works smoothly on all Windows versions and only a reasonable CPU usage was experienced during our testing.
While more documentation can be found online in case someone needs more information on a specific built-in feature, the app also provides basic instructions right in the main window, so it shouldn’t get you too much trouble.
All in all, Shadow Copy does its job, but it needs a better organized interface and a built-in help section. It works fine on all Windows iterations and it’s completely free.