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System Volume Info on Flash Drive

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:

_restore{B7AB23D2-A75C-43C4-91EF-27C44CBD93F4}

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

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Tomster2
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Tomster2
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rindiCommented:
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.

http://ubcd4win.com
http://knoppix.net

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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456838Commented:
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  ;)
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nobusCommented:
just format the drive to clean everything off !
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456838Commented:
any updates for this case ?
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