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    System Volume Information (XP Pro SP2)

    MY HDD has 4 partitions C: D: E: F: formatted as NTFS all have a folder contemning "System Volume Information"
    Exempt for drive e: it has two folders contemning "System Volume Information" one of folders is a sub directory of a folder celled webs and this folder is also called webs I would like to delete this sub folder called webs but because it contains "System Volume Information" and will not delete.
    Why do I have a sub folder contaning "System Volume Information"?

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    Re: System Volume Information (XP Pro SP2)

    From theeldergeek.com


    It's actually a part of System Restore; the tool that allows you to set points in time to roll back your computer. The System Volume Information folder is where XP stores these points and associated information that makes them accessible. If you have System Restore enabled but don't see this folder, go into [Tools] [Folder Options] [View] and click the radio button next to [Show Hidden Files and Folders] and it will be visible.

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    Re: System Volume Information (XP Pro SP2)

    Thanks for this info I went into System restore and turned off system restore for drive E: still unable to delete the sub folder webs contaning "System volume information"

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    Re: System Volume Information (XP Pro SP2)

    Did you re-boot after changing the System Restore setting? Also, you may need to take ownership of the subfolders.

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    Re: System Volume Information (XP Pro SP2)

    Yes I rebooted still can not delete. The folder e:wedsweb has the Attriutes HS so it is hidden system folder I have tried through a DOS window ussing the dos command attrib to remove the HS attibutes I dos day are far gone can't remember the command (geting old)

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    Re: System Volume Information (XP Pro SP2)

    Knowledge easily restored by typing attrib /? in your Command Prompt window...

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    Re: System Volume Information (XP Pro SP2)

    Thanks the attrib /? give the info needed however:
    E:WebsWeb>attrib /d /s -h
    Not resetting system file - E:WebsWebSystem Volume Information

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    Re: System Volume Information (XP Pro SP2)

    Attribute Changer might do the trick.
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    Re: System Volume Information (XP Pro SP2)

    Take a look at this site:

    Remove folders

    It is aimed at removing some hidden folders and some of the mostly unused things ( by some ) like Frontpage or Movie Maker or Xerox.
    About halfway down the page it tells you how to rename scffiles.dll to sfcfiles.old, then booting to safe mode with command prompt and navigating to the drive in question and using RMDIR ( remove directory ) command to get rid of these files.

    With System Restore disabled on the E drive, you should be able to navigate to the proper folder and remove the directory. Follow the instructions on using RMDIR CAREFULLY, it can remove most anything including system files that ARE needed.
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    Re: System Volume Information (XP Pro SP2)

    Installed Attribute Changer 5 = "These objects were locked ' encountered problems"

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    Re: System Volume Information (XP Pro SP2)

    Have you checked the security attributes to make sure your account has access to the folder? Right click 'System Volume Information', select Properties, select Security tab. Make sure your account is there and has the access rights you need.

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    Re: System Volume Information (XP Pro SP2)

    THANK YOU i worked [img]/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img] the unwanted folder has gone

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