Feature Comparison Chart To Microsoft® Volume Shadow Copy Service
Feature

Undelete 10
(Continuous Data Protection for Files)
Windows® Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS)
Real-time (event based) "File" Recovery
YES
All file deletions are captured with a powerful file filter and protected in the Undelete "Recovery Bin".
NO
All changes/deletions in between "snapshots" are lost.
Recover Microsoft Office® File Versions (any/all saved-over Office files)
YES
Integrated with Explorer, users can right click on files and rapidly restore any/every variation.
NO
Still reliant on a "snapshot" having recorded a previous version.
Unlimited File Variations/Versions
YES
(Note: AutoSave can dramatically increase the number of file variations).
NO
64 copies only.
"Forensic" Information
YES
(Including who deleted the file).
NO
Robust Deleted File Search Capabilities and One Button Search Wizard
YES
NO
Exclusion List
YES
Specific to the folder and/or file type. Prevents capturing of junk files that waste storage space.
NO
Inclusions at the folder level only.
Command Line Recovery
YES
NO
SecureDelete® 2.0
YES
DoD/NSA compliant permanent file deletion and free space overwrite.
NO
Dig Deeper - Direct from Disk File Recovery
YES
Supports recovering of files directly from the file system (after files have been purged from the Recovery Bin).
NO
Once data has passed through VSS storage limits it is permanently lost.
Time-Based File Storage
YES
(e.g. store deleted files for 7 days).
NO
Deleted File Storage Redirection
YES
File storage and recovery can be redirected to user defined locations (e.g. move deleted files from C:\ to F:\ for protection and storage).
NO
Dynamic Storage Space Throttling
YES
Allocated space for deleted file storage adjusts to available free space.
NO
It is a fixed size, so it will use space required for new data.
Simple and Intuitive File Recovery
YES
Integrates with standard file recovery (i.e. Recycle Bin) procedures – point and click simplicity.
NO
Requires the user to create a new file with the exact same name as the deleted file and then use the Previous Versions tab on the file’s properties page.
Hierarchical User Interface View of File Recovery Locations
YES
Icons indicate recoverable deleted files from local (volume) and remote (share) locations.
NO