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Windows 7: D: drive has "System Volume Information", can I delete or move?

27 Jul 2012   #1
Roger Davis

Windoze 7 62 bit
 
 
D: drive has "System Volume Information", can I delete or move?

Windows 7 is installed on C: . I want to take D: out of the system, and have it completely empty.

I have two directories on D:, System Volume Information and $Recycle Bin.

I understand I can get rid of the $Recycle Bin, but I don't know about System Volume Information.

Can I simply delete it, or is it part of the Windows Installation, or just info about the D: drive that is disposable?

Thanks!


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28 Jul 2012   #2
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

If you're referring to the 100 MB + of space on the C: drive, that contains vital OS boot information and should never be removed.

For clarification, could you post a screen shot of your Disk Management window.
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28 Jul 2012   #3
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roger Davis View Post
Windows 7 is installed on C: . I want to take D: out of the system, and have it completely empty.

I have two directories on D:, System Volume Information and $Recycle Bin.

I understand I can get rid of the $Recycle Bin, but I don't know about System Volume Information.

Can I simply delete it, or is it part of the Windows Installation, or just info about the D: drive that is disposable?

Thanks!
You can delete it. But not recommended to do so the usual way.

System Volume Information is a folder created by W7 for System Restore. You can remove this folder by turning OFF System Restore for that drive/partition. (or sometimes it is necessary to turn it ON and then OFF to accomplish the goal).

Note: any Restore Points for that drive (D: ) will be deleted. Should not be a problem in your case.
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