unidentified file in System Volume information folder keeps on growing

Hello All,

I have found a file in the System Volume Information folder on one of the drives on one of my servers, Windows 2008 R2 Datacenter. This file has kept on growing without stop. I have tried to delete it manually but when I try I don't even get an error message and the file just stays there.

I have contacted Symantec since I though that this file was related to the Symantec Endpoint protection client AV (some google search results) but after we uninstalled it and rebooted the system, the file keeps on growing.
SysVol-files.pngDoes anyone one has an idea on how to resolve this?

Thanks.
LuiLui77Asked:
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ThomasMcA2Commented:
That folder is used to keep Restore Points.

Perhaps your server has an unusually large setting for how much disk space to use for restore points.

Go to Control Panel > System > System Protection > click on a drive letter > click Configure to adjust the settings for that drive.

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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
The three files with GUID names are Windows restore points. You can delete them via Advanced System Settings - disable system recovery.
The lightningsand file is a Norton created file. Which of them is growing?
LuiLui77Author Commented:
The one growing is the one with the GUID around 190 GB in size

I don't see the system protection anywhere. Is there another way to access it?
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Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
Windows-Break or the properties of Computer should get you to the dialog you can go to Advanced and further.
noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
AS Qlemo declared war to my comments, thus posting a screen shots taken from MY own machine and its properties :)

On first screenshot you see how to get to System Properties and delete there the restore points.
exampleOn second one - how to delete them using Cleanup.
example2And finally third one - how to delete them using command line - VSSADMIN commands.
example3
LuiLui77Author Commented:
Thanks!
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