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Windows 7: system volume information folder

25 Dec 2009   #11

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If that does not work, you still have shadow copy. I am sure that you will be able to restore the files.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Dec 2009   #12

Windows 7 ultimate x64
Update - Solved

Thank you guys for helping me with this, it did work to copy the folder so now
I hope to just delete that folder that are stored inside (the system volume folder)

But before that I will do a safe copy to an external device like I do every now and then, but this time when it happened yesterday I suddenly realized it was 5-6 weeks ago since I last made a safety copy, and since I work on it on a daily basis at least 1 h a day it was a lot of work too loose.

Thank you rich46 and
Thank you SIW2

for helping me solving that problem.

you all have a good one
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Dec 2009   #13

Windows 7 ultimate x64
well lets change status to almost solved

Hello again, the filecopy is completed, the backup is completed, but now not so very surprisingly I cannot delete the folder from system volume information folder ..

I tried to use the "cleanup" drive thingy but didn't do it, tried take ownership and then delete .. didn't do it either .. it's over 300gb so I need the space, otherwise I would just have left it there ..but thats too much space to waste .

I am very surprised that it is possible to copy stuff into that folder and then not get rid of it ??

any ideas anyone?

My System SpecsSystem Spec

26 Dec 2009   #14

Win7 pro x64

trying using the built-in command line program icacls

Icacls command problem - Vista Forums
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27 Dec 2009   #15

Windows 7 ultimate x64

Johnhoh !

Thanks for helping me.

I'm afraid I don't understand how to use it, I checked the "icacls help" and the link you provided .. but I cannot figure out how to apply it to my problem.

in my D:\system volume information
folder I've managed to copy a folder named "ken1_jukebox" and that's the one I want to get rid off but no luck so far.
full path : D:\System Volume Information\ken1_jukebox

I do not understand why it is so hard to get rid of ? and why is it possible to
copy stuff (by mistake) into the folder when I cannot delete them?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Dec 2009   #16

win7 Home Premium 64bit

at times I've found when a folder wouldn't delete I've...

1/ deleted the files within it - they'd delete maybe because they were smaller?
2/ renamed the folder, rebooted computer and then the folder would delete without problems

Believe above happened with an antivirus program I was trying to remove after partial uninstall
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Dec 2009   #17

Windows 7 ultimate x64

Well I finally got rid of the folder by doing the obvious (which didn't cross my mind until this morning) ..booted into a linux live disk ..and baaam!
history :)

want to thank everybody for taking an interest in my problem ...
would have been more elegant to really solve it ..but I took a shortcut


My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Mar 2011   #18

windows 7 64 bit enterprise

Here is the easy way to fix this

Example is drive K folder name myfolder

run cmd32 in admin mode
cd K:\
cd system*
move myfolder K:\

That is it, you got it back...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Oct 2011   #19

Win 7 Ultimate 32 & 64 bit

Fast way to fix, Download Ubuntu 11.10 or later (earlier will work also). Make a live CD by burning the .iso file.
Then boot from the CD chose the option to Try Ubuntu. Let it finish booting. Press the Home icon on the toolbar on the left.
Now your in ubuntu's file explorer. Navigate to the drive (will have the same names as they did in windows) you'll be able to see and copy/move/delete files from the system volume folder.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jun 2013   #20

Windows 7 32 bit

ouch! that's what i need today..restore my files..huhuhuhu
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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