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Deleting System Volume Information contents in Vista

By balogun_muyiwa ·
How do i delete the contents of the Windows Vista System Volume Information Folder and turn off System restore. Please anyone out there who can help? I need the space please.

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Here are the steps...

by CaptBilly1Eye In reply to Deleting System Volume In ...

To turn off Windows Vista System Restore:

1. Click Start.
2. Right-click the Computer icon, and then click Properties.
3. Click on System Protection under the Tasks column on the left side
4. Click on Continue on the "User Account Control" window that pops up
5. Under the System Protection tab, find Available Disks
6. Uncheck the box for any drive you wish to disable system restore on
7. When turning off System Restore, the existing restore points will be deleted. Click "Turn System Restore Off" on the popup window to do this.
8. Click OK
9. When you have finished, restart the computer and follow the instructions in the next section to turn on System Restore.


To turn on Windows Vista System Restore:

1. Click Start.
2. Right-click the Computer icon, and then click Properties.
3. Click on System Protection under the Tasks column on the left side
4. Click on Continue on the "User Account Control" window that pops up
5. Under the System Protection tab, find Available Disks
6. Place a checkmark in the box for any drive you wish to enable System Restore on
7. Click OK

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It Work

by balogun_muyiwa In reply to Here are the steps...

Thank you very much for quick and useful answer. It works and i appreciate it.

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It does not delete anything

by matteosistisette In reply to Here are the steps...

This does not work. I followed all the steps, including reboot, and this does not delete anything. Not only the System Volume Information is still there, but it is still the same size as before: several gigabytes.

Well you may argue that it did delete the system restore points, but that is pretty useless if it does not free up the space occupied by them.

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Yes, it does.

by seanferd In reply to It does not delete anythi ...

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/Turn-System-Restore-on-or-off

Try again.

If you had manually allocated more space to System restore than the default, you may have to reset that as well.

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by barfly_fox In reply to Here are the steps...

I have tried that and just won't work. The System Volume Folder is in my internat D\drive and it is now 160GB large. I don't need that in that drive and have tried permissions and stuff and think I just scewed it up more..they didn't teach me that when I did tech support for MS Vista...LOL...never had to deal with that. I know, me bad!
Any help would be appreciated...running out of disk space. Good thing it is a 750 GB. Not sure what will happen if it get any bigger...
thx Roxy

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It doesnt work

by emil916 In reply to Deleting System Volume In ...

I was using Xp,then i changed that to Windows 7.(its almost same with Vista).I did that steps u wrote,but it didnt clean up data remained from XP.Nobody can find solution for this.

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Your problem is COMPLETELY different ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to It doesnt work

The original question was about Vista and System Restore.

Your question is about Windows7 and XP's remains.

WHERE is the similarity ??

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How Different?

by lebeaumari In reply to Your problem is COMPLETEL ...

It's all Microsoft, Idiot!
So where isn't the similarity?

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Microsoft

by spawnywhippet In reply to How Different?

They are completely different operating systems & different problems, and you are calling him the idiot!

How about you tell me how to turn off the system restore on my Age of Empires III, thats Microsoft too...

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Personally I don't like

by OH Smeg In reply to Microsoft

The Auto Save Function in Word 2. Do you think that the Poster above can tell me how to disable it.

That's a M$ product though it is running on DR DOS 6.0 but as it's just a straight Software issue the OS shouldn't matter.

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