System Volume Info on Flash Drive

Posted on 2007-08-03
Last Modified: 2013-11-05
I have an old flash drive that I am cleaning everything off of.

It has two folders left: Recycled and System Volume Information.

I emptied the Recycle folder, no problem.

The system volume information folder has five sub-folders, each with a label like:


What are these folders, and do I need to keep them.

Question by:Tomster2
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    Assisted Solution

    They store system states. It doesn't make much sense too keep those on all drives. You can delete everything on that drive if you boot with a UBCD4WIN or knoppix.

    You could also turn off system restore on that drive by right clicking "My Computer", selecting "Properties", then "System Restore". Just don't turn it off for the main drives.
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    Accepted Solution

    it is a protected file and just make sure you check the

    "hide operating system file" in tool----> folder option---> view

    then u may neglect it.. it wont consume alot of space  ;)
    LVL 91

    Assisted Solution

    just format the drive to clean everything off !
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    Expert Comment

    any updates for this case ?

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