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    System Volume Information Folder (Windows XP Pro)

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    I noticed that in Windows XP Pro, there is a folder called "System Volume Information". I have one on my C:, E:, and my Firewire drives. Each range in the range of 0 KB to 634 MB.

    What is this folder for?
    Why is the size so large, in some cases at least?
    Could I safely remove it? It seems to be a system folder, so how do I remove it?

    Also I can access the one on my FireWire drive, but not the ones on my C: and my E: Drives, both ATA-100 EIDE drives?

    Thanks for any insights.

    Wassim
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    Re: System Volume Information Folder (Windows XP Pro)

    Wassim, take a look at this article and see if it makes any sense.
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    Re: System Volume Information Folder (Windows XP Pro)

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    I checked this MSKB article and it said:

    <font color=blue> This article describes how to gain access to the System Volume Information folder. The System Volume Information folder is a hidden, system folder that the System Restore tool uses to <font color=red>store its information and restore points</font color=red>. There is a System Volume Information folder on every partition on your computer. You might need to gain access to this folder for troubleshooting purposes. </font color=blue>

    Which means that I will need this folder, and I will have to live with it being so large.

    Thanks for the quick reply <img src=/S/sailing.gif border=0 alt=sailing width=25 height=25> .

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    Re: System Volume Information Folder (Windows XP Pro)

    You may not have to live with it being so large - you can reduce the size by limiting the amount of space System Restore can use. But yeah, if you use System Restore...you're stuck with the folders themselves!
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