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    Data Partition

    Linc Spector's "Hard-drive partitioning...." article from three years ago has provided food for thought. I might have been over eager in moving all my Data from my C: drive to my D: drive(both are partitions on the same HDD).

    First problem: DATA (D:) now contains a System Volume Information Folder of 134GB. Is it supposed to? My (C:) drive has one, but it is only 5.35GB. That SVI Folder occupies too much Back-Up space, so I would like to eliminate it, if possible.

    Second: After rereading the above article, I might have moved more Folders than required to DATA (D:). Can I move unnecessary Folders back to (C:)? If so, which ones? Without the SVI Folder, (D:) would only have 14GB, a manageable Back-Up number.

    I bring up this subject because my secondary computer is partitioned in the same manner, but DATA (D:) has no SVI Folder. All assistance in this matter would be greatly appreciated.

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    Mike,

    Turn off System Restore for the D: drive; this will clear the SVI folder.

    Zig

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    You should always exclude SVI from backups as it doesn't contain anything you can realistically restore. The same goes for temp files.

    cheers, Paul

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    Thanks gang!!! The restore size for DATA was the exact size of the SVI. HAL9000(primary computer) threw a hissy-fit when I re-sized and eliminated it, but it's gone.

    That takes care of the first problem. Now does anyone have the answer to the second one???

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    It depends on which folders that you've moved from C: to D: - exactly which folders are you talking about??

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    I formatted D:\ and did a thoro disk check. As I reinstalled files, Win7 insisted on adding Recycle and SVI folders. The SVI contains one trace file of 20KB. I am unable to delete those folders. However, the new size of the partition is a vast difference over the old one. The advice on not including non-system partitions in System Restore should be proclaimed from the roof tops. That advice is a space saver!!!

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