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Windows 7: growing file in system volume folder

15 Jan 2015   #1
chrismitt2002

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 
growing file in system volume folder

im not real shure how to explain the problem i have but will do my best and if you dont understand somthing please ask any way i have a server running win 7 amd9850 2.6ghz 8gb ram and 11.37tb storage and a 80gb hd for the os anyway i have 2 files in the system volume info folder that @ 1 time were 11gb and 25gb respectfully i called a local pc shop and the guy told me to shrink the system restore file so i did and it went back to aprox 39gb free now over the last week the free space has shrunk again so i looked @ system restore and it had reset its self for 50% when i had set it for 5% im just wondering what i can do short of turning system restore off to prevent 7 from adjusting the restore size


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15 Jan 2015   #2
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Do you use Avast ?
Some people have this problem with Avast.
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15 Jan 2015   #3
chrismitt2002

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

yes i do use avast been using it for years also use it on my main rig running 8.1 pro with 0 issues
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15 Jan 2015   #4
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Here's a couple of Avast forum threads about this:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=162041.0
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=163039.0

There may be more ...
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15 Jan 2015   #5
belmont1990

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I also use avast and also have this, just remember to set restore point to my optimum (20%) once every week, might as well get rid of avast and get avg 2015 instead.
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15 Jan 2015   #6
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

fwiw, I have Avast free 2015 on one system and don't have this problem.
I don't have any of the optional Avast "bloat" installed (including NG).
I have System Restore turned off, I use Macrium and Acronis backup imaging.
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