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Files called System Volume Information take up sapce on my dosk. Is there a way to either eliminate them, prevent them or at least reduce their size?


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Dick near Pittsburgh, USA

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IIRC, you can disable system restore and they will go away. Otherwise there is nothing you can do.


 

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Rather than turn System Restore off...if you get yourself a copy of CCleaner (free)... http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner you will be able to selectivley delete individual restore points (old ones). At least in that way you can control the disc size being used.


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Windows7 Restore files are in a separate folder called Restore Points. There is a restore file for system data and I cleared that but it was not very big anyhow. The bulk of the info in the System Volume Information folder is in files labeled with GUIDs (goofy alphanumeric id names). I can't get to them because they have the highest security. I can probably break that with a program I have but undoubtedly it will be binary data anyhow and I do not know the consequences of fiddling with those files. There are 51.4 gb in the System Volume Info folder. It is scattered around the disk as well.


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Dick near Pittsburgh, USA

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Try (shift) deleting everything in the C:\users\%username%\AppData\Local\Temp folder. Everything can go. If the file is in use, skip it. Same for C:\Windows\Temp

 

If you don't use the hybernate function, disable it and delete hiberfil.sys. Should give you a few gigs of free space. Mine is 6GB!

 

Also, how large is your C:\Windows\winsxs? If you are willing to sacrifice not being able to uninstall Windows 7 SP1 you could try cleaning it up. Do NOT simply delete the contents. Google it and you can save another 3 or more GBs. Here's one example: http://www.microsoft...ws-2008-r2-sp1/.

 

Good luck.

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