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Windows 7: The System Volume Information keeps growing

26 Sep 2015   #1
AlexOC97

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
The System Volume Information keeps growing

(I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit)

It's currently 17.2 GB.

This only started happening last week.

Does anyone know know why this is?

Will it consume my HDD?

Thanks.


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26 Sep 2015   #2
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I use WizTree to see what is in System Volume Information.
They have a portable zip available, no install needed, just unzip and run the exe.
Antibody Software - WizTree finds the files and folders using the most disk space on your hard drive

It might be System Restore Points, but that's just a guess.
You can post a WizTree pic of where your space is used and someone here may know why ?
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Here is an example of what you could see with WizTree (this OS uses 6.3 MB for System Volume Information).

The System Volume Information keeps growing-wiztree.png


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26 Sep 2015   #3
AlexOC97

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

http://i.imgur.com/JYTOEZr.jpg

This is the used space
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26 Sep 2015   #4
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I'm blocked from seeing your screen print, so i can't help.
If you upload the screen print to Seven Forums I and many others can see it, and try to help.

If you need help uploading screen prints to SF, ask here, or in this tutorial.
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27 Sep 2015   #5
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

The biggest usage for the System Volume Information folder is for Restore points and previous versions of files. By default this is limited to 5% of disk space but some software has been known to increase this. This is configured in the system properties.
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27 Sep 2015   #6
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Heres the picture
The System Volume Information keeps growing-jytoezr.jpg

Looks pretty normal to me


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27 Sep 2015   #7
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Imgur issues

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AlexOC97 View Post
http://i.imgur.com/JYTOEZr.jpg

This is the used space

See:

Malwarebytes blocks Imgur
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27 Sep 2015   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

AlexOC97 by chance would you have Avast installed or have you every had Avast installed?
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27 Sep 2015   #9
AlexOC97

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
AlexOC97 by chance would you have Avast installed or have you every had Avast installed?
Yes, I have Avast installed.
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27 Sep 2015   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Avast was causing the Restore Point to increase to 50%. It's been a while back so I thinking that the problem should be solved by the Avast Team by now.

Check you settings and see if your setting are staying as you set them.

This is what might be happening. Take a read here on the Avast Forum.

https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=166697.0
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