System volume folder larger then restore limit?

Posted on 2005-05-09
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Why is it that the System Volume Information folder is quite larger then the System Restore limit?
Does anyone have any idea? Is this an issue with XP where it will hold more information for restores then it should?
Question by:mkps
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    by:Mohammed Hamada
    It's probably a spyware Mkps, If the file is bigger than what it should be... Turn off restore and run anti spyware and the antivirus you have,...just to make sure you don't have any.

    Then Download windows xp's big fix to fix this problem:-
    You'll find the bigfix here in those 2 links:-

    If it doesnt work then you must delete the folder. you'll have to boot in safe mode after you turn off the system restore and delete the folder manually, Then reboot to normal mode, enable the system restore and  Create a New restore point.

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    Author Comment

    Figured it out...

    System restore compresses the files, some third party tools dont look at the compressed on the disk, but the actual space it would take. Therefore making it seem bigger then it actually is using.
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    by:Mohammed Hamada
    That's true and if you want to know the real size that it would take you can goto where the folder located and Enter
    " Dir /a " without the quotation marks on the drive where its located to know the real size.

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