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#1 iDukeHelp


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Posted 02 June 2008 - 01:21 PM

What is System Volume Information?

Its a Folder in my HardDrive C

I can't open it, access denied.

Anyone know?

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#2 Juha


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Posted 02 June 2008 - 01:36 PM

The System Volume Information folder is a hidden system folder that the System Restore tool uses to store its information and restore points.


To gain access to the folder, see the link above.

#3 iDukeHelp

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 02:04 PM

Ok. Thanks.

But I dont see why it has 10,000+ files.

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 02:23 PM

It's part of System Restore
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Posted 02 June 2008 - 02:45 PM


You generally want to keep away from your system files. They are protected for a good reason. If you want to hide system folders:
  • Double click the My Computer icon.
  • In the explorer window that pops-up, select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
  • After the new window appears select the View tab.
  • Put a checkmark beside the box labeled Hide Protected Operating System Files.
  • Click the Apply button and then the OK button.
  • Close all the windows.
Refer to this guide for using System Restore. If you are concerned for hard drive space, you can choose to delete previous restore points. This many cause problems though if your working restore points are all gone.

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