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Windows 7: Harddiskvolumeshadowcopy confusion

13 Nov 2014   #1

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Harddiskvolumeshadowcopy confusion

I was checking my SSD usage as I have little left over (all my data is on a HDD) and noticed two entries for harddiskvolumeshadowcopy dated 5/2013 and 8/2014. I didn't know what these were and when I checked properties they indicated that they were 228GB each which is obviously impossible as my SSD is only 120GB. I back up my entire system regularly to an external HDD. I also set an auto restore point each time I boot but I have constrained the available storage for them so they get deleted regularly. Anybody wise me up here?

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13 Nov 2014   #2


Do you use Acronis?

From all I can find its o.k. to delete these using Disk Cleanup, checking the Clean up system restore and Shadow copies box. Hope this helped.
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13 Nov 2014   #3

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Thank you. I'd forgotten all about disk cleanup. Just dumped 5gb of junk. Well done once again.
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