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Windows 7: tell me how to delete System Volume Information on D:

17 Aug 2009   #11
DJG

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Julio Andretti View Post
I have disabled system protection (system restore) on drive D, but it's still standing.
Please define still standing - is System Volume Information still taking up space after disabling the drive in the System Restore configuration? Or you disabled it but if you go back and check it's still configured to reserve recovery space?

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18 Aug 2009   #12

Windows 7 build 7100, XP SP3
 
 

hope this inset explains everything

everytime I delete it it asks "Do u want to move it to recycle bin?" or when I use with the shift key "Do u want to delete this permanently?"
I chose yes. But nothing happened. It's still STANDING there in my D: partition drive.


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18 Aug 2009   #13
DJG

 

OK, you mean you're trying to delete the System Volume Information folder in D:? You cannot delete it, Windows will not allow it, but it should be empty - if you right-click / Properties on it, it should show 0 bytes, 0 files and 0 folders.
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18 Aug 2009   #14

Windows 7 build 7100, XP SP3
 
 

no, it's over 500MB
so.. any expert suggestion?


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18 Aug 2009   #15

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Julio Andretti View Post
any expert suggestion?
Yes, two of them. DO NOT insult professionals who are trying to help you free of charge. Take your PC to BestBuy and let the Geek Squad "repair" it when you hose it.

10-7
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18 Aug 2009   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

Ok I can see things are a little heated - can we calm down please.

Julio

What I suggest you do is follow the instructions in previous posts exactly (in addition you may want to set the allocation to 0 and use the delete button on the dialog to empty the store, as switching the function off will not necessarily do this) and then reboot your pc.

You will not be able to delete the actual system information file store but it should now be set to 0. As this is a system file the fact that it exists should not cause any problems and you will have your space back. You will of course not have the safety net that the system provides but on our machine that is your choice
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18 Aug 2009   #17

Windows 7 build 7100, XP SP3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Yes, two of them. DO NOT insult professionals who are trying to help you free of charge. Take your PC to BestBuy and let the Geek Squad "repair" it when you hose it.

10-7
I'm sorry, I never meant to insult, in fact I wasn't talking to you. If anyone finds my particular reply irritating, it was just me lacking of capabilities in how to put it in english, I realize I'm not so fluent in english, I apologize. Such unpleasant temper you got there though. I'm sorry once again, I never meant to disrespect.
DJG I'm sorry if I offended you, I didn't mean to, really.
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18 Aug 2009   #18

Windows 7 build 7100, XP SP3
 
 

And about that System Information folder, just forget it, it's not so annoying, I was just curious so I post this thread. Just forget it 500MB won't hurt. Thanks for all of your attention and time. I thank you all.
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19 Aug 2009   #19

Windows 7
 
 

I use a old program called "ERD Commander 2003 Explorer"..
you can enter "System Volume information" folder with that program..

It shows all hidden and system files.. I do not use system restore..
I usually delete everything in the folder.. use it at your own risk
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19 Aug 2009   #20

Windows 7 build 7100, XP SP3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hUnTEr View Post
I use a old program called "ERD Commander 2003 Explorer"..
you can enter "System Volume information" folder with that program..

It shows all hidden and system files.. I do not use system restore..
I usually delete everything in the folder.. I use it at your own risk
Thank you, I can see inside the folder by taking ownership of the folder, but thanks for your help. I'm sure that everybody in this forum and myself prefers this kind of reply.
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