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Windows 7 System Volume files

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Hi,

Have an issue with my Windows7 machine where the System Volume Information folder is capturing more than 50GB data and seems that i am unable to delete those files even as the local ID has full control on the folder
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Question by:vicky19
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by:Eirman
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This is a useful post ..
http://forums.cnet.com/7723-19411_102-510501/windows-7-system-volume-information-folder/

The folder is important as it contains your various system restore points. The above posting will show you how to remove all but the latest restore point.
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by:Tony Giangreco
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I agree, you don't want to delete files from that area. As I remeber, there is an area , system properties to turn off or delete old restore points.  It's unser System Properties, System Protection, Configure.

Be careful what you change.
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by:vicky19
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I have currently got 7 restore points and only want to delete 3 oldest as they consume more than 28GB

Regards
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by:vicky19
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A small highjack just checked users machine and its a Windows Vista

Sorry guys
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According to this, you cannot delete individual restore points
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-IE/windows7/Delete-a-restore-point
You could do the above and then manually create a new restore point.

You cannot delete individual/selective System Restore Points, as they are threaded and each is connected to the other Point. Success of any Restore Point restoration depends on the integrity and the intact existence of the others in the chain.
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by:vicky19
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Thanks guys i guess need to work this a bit more carefully
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