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System Volume Information huge file

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I turned off the System Restore feature and tried using the Disk Clean app to remove the 400GB system restore point in my System Volume Information directory. I cannot delete it manually, thus far. Any suggestions?
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Sounds like you may have malware or possibly just need to run chkdsk on it. However you could create a Barts-PE boot disk and then boot up off that and navigate to the SysVol and manually clean it.

http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/intro/
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by:johndarby
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This is a newly imaged box at work and I am not able to boot from external media since Bitlocker has been enabled. I am sad that we have to use bitlocker. Thank you, though PaulB!
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I would think you could F8 at boot and start up in safe mode or Safe Mode command Prompt and delete it that way then. Worth a try.
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I ended up re-ACLing the whole dir and setting a boot time script to remove the contents of the dir.
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