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Windows 7: How to stop System Volume Info folder growing on Sys. Res. Partition?

25 May 2015   #11
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Incremental backups of data ?

You should not be storing data on your C drive, therefore there is no reason to do backups.

Store your data elsewhere, and make new images when the urge hits you, like weekly, at least.

I mean, where do you store Inc backups
No, I keep my data on my D drive.
I do incremental system images to an external HDD.
And folder to folder sync my D drive to separate partition on the external HDD.


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25 May 2015   #12
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

OK, that`s a much better plan
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25 May 2015   #13
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
OK, that`s a much better plan
Yeah haha, definitely wouldn't keep my data on C Drive. Had a bad experience back in the Windows '98 days with that... Never again!
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26 May 2015   #14
gregrocker

 

If you have created a custom WinRe image on System Reserved then that would cause it to be oversize, which is really only a concern if you use Win7 backup imaging.

If you're other assumption is that you won't have WinRE on F8 menu without System Reserved, that is a myth. The WinRE file is on C and is linked to F8 menu from there.

Can you explain exactly how you have customized System Reserved, because every other effort at this I've seen has been unnecessary based on mistaken assumptions like F8 WinRE link?
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26 May 2015   #15
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If you have created a custom WinRe image on System Reserved then that would cause it to be oversize, which is really only a concern if you use Win7 backup imaging.

If you're other assumption is that you won't have WinRE on F8 menu without System Reserved, that is a myth. The WinRE file is on C and is linked to F8 menu from there.

Can you explain exactly how you have customized System Reserved, because every other effort at this I've seen has been unnecessary based on mistaken assumptions like F8 WinRE link?
Hi Greg, I'll link you to the original post I made back in 2012, most of the details are on page 3.

WinRE - Advice on How to move to Boot (System Reserved) Partition?

As I say, I've had no issues until last couple of weeks when the System Volume Information folder started growing.
I posted that before I even knew about Windows 8 and I've never installed it so I'm not 100% sure, but doesn't Windows 8 have the WinRE files on System Reserved?
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26 May 2015   #16
gregrocker

 

WinRe is in excess of 150mb and has never been on System Reserved as far as I know. All that's there is Boot files and a SysVolInfo folder mainly used for Win7 Backup imaging. When a drive letter is assigned it can result in backup being written there which sometimes clogs it. I haven't seen that case lately so it may have been remedied by an Update. But I still would not have a letter on SysReserved.

What type of custom WinRe were you talking about?
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26 May 2015   #17
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

When someone says SysVol growing, I think of Avast bug but I guess you would also notice C space shrinking as well. And no idea if it would actually affect System Reserved.
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26 May 2015   #18
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
WinRe is in excess of 150mb and has never been on System Reserved as far as I know. All that's there is Boot files and a SysVolInfo folder mainly used for Win7 Backup imaging. When a drive letter is assigned it can result in backup being written there which sometimes clogs it. I haven't seen that case lately so it may have been remedied by an Update. But I still would not have a letter on SysReserved.

What type of custom WinRe were you talking about?
Greg, it isn't assigned a letter. I only assigned it a letter when I originally changed the bcd entries but then I immediately hid it.




Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
When someone says SysVol growing, I think of Avast bug but I guess you would also notice C space shrinking as well. And no idea if it would actually affect System Reserved.
Funny you should say that GokAy, but I do use Avast and did think that might have something to do with it.
It's the only program I can think of that might be writing to the unmounted partition.
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26 May 2015   #19
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 



Just copy pasting from an earlier post: See if it's applicable.

Please read https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=162041.0
Also check https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=166697.0
To answer you, no it won't matter if you delete restore points or change the % back to whatever you want it. It will come back after a restart and fill that space again.
You can try:
- go to control panel-> programs and features -> Avast -> change
- remove the component NG.
- change % back to 10% (windows default) or whatever you like it
- restart
- check if % is what you set
- check restore points (seems this NG delete old restore points when run out of space)
- manually create a restore point if there are none
- open command prompt ->vssadmin list shadowstorage
- see how much space it takes.
You can also try uninstalling Grimefighter.
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26 May 2015   #20
gregrocker

 

Gradually most everyone here stopped recommending Avast co-equally with MSE a few years ago when it bloated up, same as the case with AVG years before.

If you want a more aggressive free AV which doesn't cause problems I'd try Panda Cloud.
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