I've seen the question here, but I'm having difficulty understanding how to implement a system to read existing shadow copies from my system.
Can someone provide a short sample of code that lets me browse existing shadow copies using either the MS API or Alpha's?
FYI - this is older code and not easily adaptable (or at least not from my perspective)
Use AlphaVSS. It is a wrapper around the Windows API calls. In particular, the "QuerySnapshots" function will be applicable to you.
In order to view the documentation you need to download AlphaVSS -- don't worry, it's free.
If you are looking for an example, download the source and look in