Acronis VSS Doctor

Free tool for diagnosing and repairing
Volume Shadow Copy Service issues

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What is VSS?

Volume Shadow Copy Service (aka VSS, Shadow Copy, or Volume Snapshot Service) is a built-in Windows technology that allows snapshots of PC files or volumes to be taken, even when they are in use. Most backup software programs rely on VSS to perform backup and recovery operations.

There are many reasons VSS might not work properly, causing your backup software to fail. But diagnosing the problem can be tricky given the number of system components involved.

Acronis VSS Doctor is the cure

Acronis VSS Doctor helps everyday users, IT professionals and support specialists quickly identify the problem and efficiently fixes the most common Volume Shadow Copy Service issues. Acronis’ free tool allows you to:
  • Diagnose and repair
    Diagnose and repair
  • Diagnose only
    Diagnose only
  • Report generation
    Report generation


  • VSS diagnose only
    Diagnoses all VSS components
    with one click
  • VSS report
    Generates a report with the results
    of the tests performed
  • Automatically collects data
    Automatically collects data from scattered sources into a single report
  • One click fix
    Fixes issues with one-click when
    a pre-defined solution is available
  • Detect
    Easily spots the weak places
    in the VSS infrastructure

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For .NET Framework 3.5

Compatible with Windows 7/XP/Vista,
Windows Server 2003/2008 Please install .NET Framework 3.5

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For .NET Framework 4.5

Compatible with Windows 8 and later,
Windows Server 2012 and later

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