Windows 2012 R2 core c drive getting filled with files

i have 650 gb total of c drive now its only 25 gb, while i am exploring the c drive system volume information with TreeSizeFree utilil i found the complete size was consumed by system volume information directory.

how to clean this directory is there any command let for the same.

Thanks
Ratheesh
pkrkumarAsked:
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Benjamin VoglarIT ProCommented:
I had the same problem. It Was the DPM (MS Dataprotection Manager). When he make backup he did not clean VSS. I removed the DPM agent, restart the server and the space came back again.
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Anand PandyaCommented:
you can try to connect server remotely by \\servername\c$ and then browse the C: Drive and clean the unnecessary files such as temp files, log files etc. and check the location where you suspect that space usage is high. Moreover after some space is created you can run tree size and get the details.
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
try vssadmin list shadows and see what the size is
may have to delete manually

Vssadmin delete shadows
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc788026.aspx
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pkrkumarAuthor Commented:
i tried the same before i am getting below info
PS C:\Windows\system32> vssadmin delete shadows /for=c: /oldest
vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool
(C) Copyright 2001-2013 Microsoft Corp.

No items found that satisfy the query.
PS C:\Windows\system32> vssadmin delete shadows /for=c: /all
vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool
(C) Copyright 2001-2013 Microsoft Corp.

still system volume information folder filled with to many files and the size is GB's
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pkrkumarAuthor Commented:
Hello anand002,

is it possible to delete the file from system volume information, is there any issues?

thanks
Ratheesh
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Anand PandyaCommented:
can you please provide the snapshot or just tell what kind of fill it contains and the exact path for it
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pkrkumarAuthor Commented:
Hello Anand Pandya

please see the picture

thanks
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pkrkumarAuthor Commented:
C:\Users\pkrkumar>vssadmin Delete Shadows /All
vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool
(C) Copyright 2001-2013 Microsoft Corp.

Error: Snapshots were found, but they were outside of your allowed context.  Try
 removing them with the
backup application which created them.


C:\Users\pkrkumar>vssadmin Delete Shadows /For=C: /ALL
vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool
(C) Copyright 2001-2013 Microsoft Corp.

No items found that satisfy the query.

C:\Users\pkrkumar>vssadmin Delete Shadows /For=D: /ALL
vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool
(C) Copyright 2001-2013 Microsoft Corp.

Error: Snapshots were found, but they were outside of your allowed context.  Try
 removing them with the
backup application which created them.
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pkrkumarAuthor Commented:
Hello All,

at last found a solution for the same issue

DISKSHADOW> delete shadows all

thanks
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pkrkumarAuthor Commented:
I found the same solution
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