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    massive folders on my drive



    my hard drive was filling up so i used a small app called SpaceSniffer to see what was taking up the space and the above image is what it found. what are the huge folders in the blue section marked System Volume Information? and can they be removed? if more info is needed let me know.

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    I can't read your image but System volume information contains your System Restore files. You can configure how much space is used by System Restore via
    Control Panel > System > System Protection > Click on C: > Configure.

    Jerry

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    Windows Club's System Restore Manager, although not perfect, can give you a menu of how many System Restore Points [and other WestPoints] you have. You can delete older points one by one -- keeping only the last 3-5 points.
    "Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." Ben Franklin revisited.
    http://collegecafe.fr.yuku.com/forum...-Technologies/
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    CCleaner has the same capability as well...

    https://www.piriform.com/products

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    jwoods, thanks! I like ccleaner better for quick check, quick removal of older points
    WC's SRM is good for setting SRP storage limits and other such geekie things.
    "Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." Ben Franklin revisited.
    http://collegecafe.fr.yuku.com/forum...-Technologies/
    Backup, backup, backup! -- Lady Fitzgerald (sevenforums)
    Clone or Image often! Backup, backup, backup, backup... -- RockE (Windows Secrets Lounge)

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    What happened to this post earlier?

    I composed a reply about how system restore points were the likely culprit and a link to minimize said usage.

    When I posted it the thread was closed!

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