"System Volume Information" ?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by delhan, Jul 17, 2002.

  1. delhan

    delhan Guest

    Hello all

    1) what is the "System Volume Information" folder in C: drive ? I am trying to free up space on disc and this one is enormous ....

    2) How can i get rid off of the backup / uninstall info (files-registry entries) that every microsoft update has added to the system ? i dont intend to roll back and they are just taking up space ...

    If possible also is there a way to find if there are "rollback" files from my previous win98se installation ON which i installed my winXP pro and get ridoff of both the option to rollback to my previous OS and the related files. Although i doubt such information is kept as i had also converted the drive to NTFS.

    3) Where can i find the reg cleaner Dealer is using ?

    4) I am facing the unpredictable very annoying and usual (from what i see around) phenomenon of not being able to delete files or folders just because windows think they are used by another process or user while ofcourse such think is not happening (at least not by any obvious application) Is there any proper and respectful explanation and solution to that ??

    5) As every body knows there are the "All users" "Administrator" "Default User" and then the "blah Fuji blah" rest of users in the C:\Local Documents And Settings . Is there a way to reduce all those to a more minimum than 4 ?(Default, Administrator, All, Custom)

    Thank you all

    :)
     
  2. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    I'll take a shot at #1: System Volume Information holds your System Restore Points and they can eat up a whole lot of disc space.

    Open my computer, open your hard drive, Tools, Folder Options,
    View, Uncheck hide protected operating system files, answer yes, open System Volume Information, Open restore folder, RPs are listed from the lowest number to the highest number (oldest point to newest point - I check the date by right clicking on the RP and clicking on properties to see the date created).

    After you are through deleting RP's be sure to recheck "hide protected folders".

    When you delete the System Restore Points from this folder, they go to the Recycle Bin. After I have deleted them from the folder I go to the recycle bin and delete them from there. I normally leave the most recent three or four in the folder.

    Hope this at least answers one of your questions>
     
  3. delhan

    delhan Guest

    thanks
    #1 is off the list now :)
     
  4. oerficus

    oerficus OSNN Addict

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    Well I don't know which one Dealer is using but check out the Regcleaner from this link http://www.jv16.org/

    I guess it's widely used among forum readers and maybe Dealer is using it too :)
     
  5. allan

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  6. oerficus

    oerficus OSNN Addict

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    Ahem, it doesn't answer all of mine :) Still got a problem there.
    When I try to open the "System Volume Information" the system doesn't allow me to -> Access denied! ??? And yes I have administration rights.

    Any clue?
     
  7. UniSol

    UniSol I'm all ears

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  8. xsk8zerox

    xsk8zerox Moderator

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    misread.. tryed to delete.. couldent sorry
     
  9. xsk8zerox

    xsk8zerox Moderator

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    If you have xp pro and NTFS right click on the folder and click properties then the sercurity tab click add type your user name and press ok then check full control.
     
  10. UniSol

    UniSol I'm all ears

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    Re: Re: "System Volume Information" ?

    Maybe you should attend more english lessons? ;)
     
  11. xsk8zerox

    xsk8zerox Moderator

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    Heh no i typed up some reply and reread the problem and realised that my reply had nothing to do with the problem and i tried to delete it but i dont have permission to delete my own posts
     
  12. Bytes Back

    Bytes Back Ex Police Chief

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    Hmmmmmmmm, you should be able to delete your own posts. !!

    You did tick the delete box in the top left corner didn't you ?

    If you find you still cant do this ask EP or a supermod about it.
     
  13. xsk8zerox

    xsk8zerox Moderator

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    Yes i ticked the box and someone already brought it up to ep
     
  14. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    "System Volume Information" this stores your restore points
    To empty the folder - Disable system restore (my computer -properties)
    To reduce the size of the folder - right click on your boot drive - properties - disk cleanup - more options - system restore cleanup - this will delete all restore points except the last one