Unable to Reduce Size of System Volume Information Folder


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pwrichcreek

My System Volume Information (SVI) folder contains 3 sub-folders. When I
purge all the existing System Restore (SR) points, by turning OFF SR and
re-booting, one of the sub-folders is deleted, but the other two are still
there. These two folders take up 9+ GB of disk space and I'd really like to
get rid of them.

Any idea what these folders are and why they won't go away? They DO have
folders within them that start with RP, which l think is the naming used for
SR points. But why don't they go away when I turn off SR?

Here is the information from Properties for these two folders:

Folder name: _restore{B37680B2-BA0A-4E5D-BF30-83E44C588624}(2)
Created: Monday, January 30, 2006, 5:45:15 PM
Size on Disk: 5.61 GB (6,029,550,714 bytes)

Folder name: _restore{B37680B2-BA0A-4E5D-BF30-83E44C588624}(3)

Created: Saturday, January 12, 2008, 12:51:27 PM
Size on Disk: 3.63 GB (3,908,340,974 bytes)

TIA,

Phil
 
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Nepatsfan

pwrichcreek said:
My System Volume Information (SVI) folder contains 3 sub-folders. When I
purge all the existing System Restore (SR) points, by turning OFF SR and
re-booting, one of the sub-folders is deleted, but the other two are still
there. These two folders take up 9+ GB of disk space and I'd really like to
get rid of them.

Any idea what these folders are and why they won't go away? They DO have
folders within them that start with RP, which l think is the naming used for
SR points. But why don't they go away when I turn off SR?

Here is the information from Properties for these two folders:

Folder name: _restore{B37680B2-BA0A-4E5D-BF30-83E44C588624}(2)
Created: Monday, January 30, 2006, 5:45:15 PM
Size on Disk: 5.61 GB (6,029,550,714 bytes)

Folder name: _restore{B37680B2-BA0A-4E5D-BF30-83E44C588624}(3)

Created: Saturday, January 12, 2008, 12:51:27 PM
Size on Disk: 3.63 GB (3,908,340,974 bytes)

TIA,

Phil


Have you tried to delete those folders? What happens when you try?

If you're unable to delete the folders, it's possible taking ownership of them
and assigning your account Full Control permissions will help. Take a look at
these articles for how that's done.

"Access is Denied" Error Message When You Try to Open a Folder
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/810881

How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421

Note: If you are running Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, you
must start the computer in safe mode, and then log on with an
account that has Administrative rights to have access to the
Security tab. To start in Safe Mode, reboot your computer and
start tapping the F8 key as soon as you see anything displayed
on the screen. Keep hitting F8 until the Advanced Startup
Options menu appears. Use the up and down arrow keys on your
keyboard to select Safe Mode. Hit Enter.

Good luck

Nepatsfan
 
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pwrichcreek

Have you tried to delete those folders? What happens when you try?

Duh. What a novel concept!!! I just ASSUMED that I would not be permitted to
delete the folders, so I had never tried -- until now. I have now done so and
have gotten back about 9GB of disk space. Thanks for your help.

Phil
 
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Nepatsfan

You're welcome. Thanks for letting us know you were able to delete those
folders.

Nepatsfan
 

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