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


14 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 build 7100, XP SP3
 
 
tell me how to delete System Volume Information on D:

I delete it, but it stays there, nothing happened. How can I delete it?
And is it safe to do?

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14 Aug 2009   #2

 

Windows needs that. Well, it certainly wants it.


See: http://indrajitc.wordpress.com/2008/...e-information/
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14 Aug 2009   #3

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Julio Andretti View Post
I delete it, but it stays there, nothing happened. How can I delete it?
And is it safe to do?
Check the box at "hide system files", you won't even know it's there.
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14 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 7
 
 

System information is were your System Restore points and other stuff are stored.

The System Volume Information can get bloated pretty fast over time; mainly by installing and uninstalling programs.

Open the Disk Cleanup utility, go to the More Options tab and and Cleanup the System Restore.
it will delete all your restore points except the last one.

moontan
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17 Aug 2009   #5
DJG

 

You can set the max allocated space in System Volume Information for each disk by System Restore.

Open the Control Panel and click System, or right-click on Computer / Properties. The System window will open, where you can see your WEI, comp name, etc. On the left click on System protection to open that dialog. One by one select each drive under Protection Settings and click Configure. There you can select the max amount it will use for the drive's System Volume Information folder, or none at all. I only enable it for my system drive.
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17 Aug 2009   #6

 
 

Disable system restore.
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17 Aug 2009   #7

win7 7600x64 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
Disable system restore.
Only if you have a safe image of your system, because it saved me many times while testing stuff.
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17 Aug 2009   #8
DJG

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by monstron View Post
Only if you have a safe image of your system, because it saved me many times while testing stuff.
+++1

I do system backups fairly often but still like sys restore for those tweaks that didn't quite work as advertsed . Especially with Win 7 where I've been trying all kinds of things to see what works and what doesn't, sys restore has been a real boon.
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17 Aug 2009   #9

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DJG View Post
You can set the max allocated space in System Volume Information for each disk by System Restore.

Open the Control Panel and click System, or right-click on Computer / Properties. The System window will open, where you can see your WEI, comp name, etc. On the left click on System protection to open that dialog. One by one select each drive under Protection Settings and click Configure. There you can select the max amount it will use for the drive's System Volume Information folder, or none at all. I only enable it for my system drive.
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You need to be careful with this on multi drive/partition systems as the System volume information also holds the shadow copy data for Files in addition to the restore points. I would recommend that for a data drive you use a setting such as shown in the following screen (The percentage would be based on the amount of files you work with and the overall drive size) ...

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This will provide some protection for your data, although I agree that the system restore on a data drive is not of any use as the system restore ignores data files.

The ammount required for a system drive is variable from system to system and is best set by observation - delete all but the last restore point and check the size then set the max to this figure times how many points you want to retain. 3-5 times is a good compromise (personal preference will decide the actual amount of restore points you wish to keep)


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17 Aug 2009   #10

Windows 7 build 7100, XP SP3
 
 

I have disabled system protection (system restore) on drive D, but it's still standing.
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