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System Volume Folder

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#1 gangsterwilltravel


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Posted 28 November 2011 - 04:57 AM

I have tried that and just won't work. The System Volume Folder is in my internat D\drive and it is now 160GB large. I don't need that in that drive and have tried permissions and stuff and think I just scewed it up more..they didn't teach me that when I did tech support for MS Vista...LOL...never had to deal with that. I know, me bad!
Any help would be appreciated...running out of disk space. Good thing it is a 750 GB. Not sure what will happen if it get any bigger...
thx Roxy

Edited by hamluis, 28 November 2011 - 07:39 AM.
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Posted 28 November 2011 - 07:36 AM

If you turn off System Restore...and reboot...the contents of the System Volume folders will be eliminated.

If you desire, you can then enable System Restore and it will start the accumulation process anew.



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Posted 28 November 2011 - 08:05 AM

Actually you do not have to reboot. As soon as you disable system restore on a drive and click "Apply" (or "okay") the contents of the SVI folder will be deleted. Alternatively, you can just use disc cleanup to delete all but the most current restore point.

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 10:09 AM

Any help would be appreciated...running out of disk space.

It sounds as though you may be suffering from the Vista backup system called Shadow copying. It's Microsoft's way of creating restorable backups, but which end up filling a hard drive in a very short time.

This explains what it is and this explains how to reduce the amount of allocated space.

After many notifications that my disk space was low I re-allocated the space for my drives to 0.5Gb for the D drive, and 3Gb for the C drive. No more problems.


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