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Windows 7: Unwanted System Volume Information folder

22 Jul 2010   #1
LM2008

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bits
 
 
Unwanted System Volume Information folder

I use an external portable hard drive for backups of my downloaded programs and system backup (not scheduled just manual backups). There is an empty folder "System Volume Information" but i can't remove it.


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22 Jul 2010   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LM2008 View Post
I use an external portable hard drive for backups of my downloaded programs and system backup (not scheduled just manual backups). There is an empty folder "System Volume Information" but i can't remove it.
That probably came with the drive. And it may not be empty - just hidden files. I would not delete it.
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22 Jul 2010   #3
LM2008

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bits
 
 

I clicked delete all restore points for that drive and the folder emptied, but cannot delete the folder. If i rename it to something else it disappears but if i press refresh it appears again with the original name. I don't know why because i am not using System Restore and it's disabled.
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22 Jul 2010   #4
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Windows sticks that on every fixed drive it mounts. It's a "Protected Operating System File".

Re-hide protected operating system files (the default setting) if you wan't twant to see it but it'll show up every time you mount the drive to your windows machine.
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22 Jul 2010   #5
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

AS stated by Fseal. This is a Windows Folder that is required and place on every fixed drive for the purposes of Shadow Copy and System Restore.

It can be deleted, but will be recreated automatically. This can not be prevented. it is required by Windows.

Even if you turn off System Restore, the folder is still created.
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