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Trouble Accessing The "C:\System Volume Information" Folder

Q: Trouble Accessing The "C:\System Volume Information" Folder

I m using Windows XP SP Home Edition and am trying to access the C System Volume Information folder but I keep getting an quot Access is denied quot message even after following the Volume The Folder Accessing Information" Trouble "C:\System below directions Click Start click Run type cmd and then click OK Make sure that you are in the root folder of the partition for which you want to gain access to the System Volume Information folder For example to gain access the C System Volume Information folder make sure that you are in the root folder of drive C at a quot C quot prompt Type the following line and then press ENTER cacls quot driveletter System Volume Information quot E G username F Make sure to type the quotation marks as indicated This command adds the specified user to the folder with Full Control permissions Double-click the System Volume Information folder in the root folder to open it If you need to remove the permissions after troubleshooting type the following line at a command prompt cacls quot driveletter System Volume Information quot E R username This command removes all permissions Trouble Accessing The "C:\System Volume Information" Folder for the specified user My problem may be with Trouble Accessing The "C:\System Volume Information" Folder step as I m not sure what to do what it Trouble Accessing The "C:\System Volume Information" Folder says in the last sentence How do I get to a C prompt Here is a screenshot of what the command prompt window looks like when I first open it nbsp

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All of the sudden my "System Volume Information" folders (the system restore folders) on all of my hard drives are shown even when viewing hidden files is off. Tried to mark them hidden, but it won't let me. Anyone have a clue as to why they would suddenly unhide themselves and not allow me to hide them again? This is on XP Pro with no service pack1 installed. Just bugs me they did that all of the sudden. Haven't installed anything recently except Paint Shop Pro 7 and Easy CD Creator 5.2 plus the update patch to 5.3.

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Hello,

I just bought myself new HW and a new SSD for my computer, and I also installed a fresh Windows 7 on the new SSD. I put my old HDD with Vista on D: and copied a couple of documents over to "my documents" folder to my C: drive + a couple of other files.

I am now cleaning up my D: drive to get rid of all the Vista files which I don't need any more, and I have stumbled over "System volume information" folder. This folder was last modified at the date I installed Windows 7 (5 days ago). Can I just remove this folder without any repercussion?

A:"System volume information" folder on my old Vista installation

It's actually a part of System Restore; the tool that allows you to set points in time to roll back your computer. The System Volume Information folder is where OS stores these points and associated information that makes them accessible.
If you're not using System Restore feature, you can delete it. I recommend you to keep it untouched.
Fore more information, refer here:
Tips Fixes & FAQs
Take Care

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I have a SIMPLE and easy way to remove viruses from system restore without losing all your restore points.

In command prompt type:

cacls "c:\system volume information" /e /g "username":F

(username = your user name eg. Administrator)

it will say 'processed dir.....'

run the virus scanner again to remove the virus.

I do this in safe mode, in the administrator account so that my standard account can't access the system restore and screw something up.

Shaelesand.
 

A:Remove Viruses from XP Pro "System Volume Information" folder

That's a good suggestion for users running Windows XP Pro. Basically that command is granting authority to the "System Volume Information" folder to the user you specify on the command to get around the "Access Denied ...." error.

The other way to accomplish it is to disable "Simple File Sharing" under the Folder Options. Then right click on the "System Volume Information .." folder and select Properties. Then click on the "Security" which appears since you disabled "Simple File Sharing". At that point you can grant the user authority to the folder.

Anyway, thanks for the shortcut. It will come in handy in the future.
 

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My virus scanner detected a virus in the System Volume Information directory, the problem is this folder is unaccessable for some reason. It is a hidden folder but i cant find it and in safe mode i still cant access it. My virus cant get rid of it for this reason as well I am guessing. Please help me someone.

When i start my PC an error with a message such as this pops up: AVG has detected the virus worm/agobot in C:/System Volume Information/ etc. etc, the rest is a bunch of numbers then an exe. file.
 

A:How do i access "System Volume Information folder"? Virus in it.

Right click "My Computer" > select Properties > System Restore tab > tag the box to disable System Restore. Affirm the action and close the screen. Reboot for good measure.

You may then reenable System Restore if you like, the virus it had in its memory will be long gone now.

Regards.
 

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When I attempt to open the C:\System Volume Information folder so I can view the contents of the _restore folder, I receive the message seen in this screenshot.

If I do a "search" for the _restore folder, nothing appears.

What gives?

I don't recall having this problem before the hard drive was replaced and Windows XP SP2 was reinstalled from scratch.

I know that System Restore is working because I've created several restore points before installing new or updated hardware drivers.

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Hi all.

So i upgraded from xp to 7.So i am now on windows 7.The first thing i did is download and install Avira,I updated it and did a full system scan.It found around 20-30 viruses,trojans,malware,irc bots in "C:\System Volume Information\_restore{5E03FC9B-BBC4-4FA8-96F7-D40CC10DBA4A}\RP7"

So i let avira delete all the detected files in RP7 folder.I went to the folder and found like icons,.dll files,etc from xp..So i deleted every file in the RP7 folder..


Is it safe to delete the folder "System Volume Information" located in my C:\ driver?

Thank You.

A:Is it safe to delete the" System Volume Information" folder.

You are not addressing the root problem. The System Volume Information folder stores the restore points created by System Restore on enabled drives. These points let you take your system back to an earlier point of time, should it start misbehaving and you cannot rectify the problem directly. If the system is infected at the time a restore point is created there's a good chance it will exist within the restore point.

System Restore is an excellent tool and I would not suggest disabling it or deleting the SIV folder. What you can do is delete all existing restore points to avoid reinfection on running restore, then clean your system thoroughly, then create fresh restore points.

The best course of action is to prevent infection/malware in the first place. In combination with a good backup strategy System Restore is an excellent tool.

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Hello Let start off saying I know what this folder is on "System 7 Win to Information" Volume delete folder How for System Restore and know how to typically get rid of the space it How to delete "System Volume Information" folder on Win 7 takes up merely disable system restore However in this particular case it's not working and need to figure out how to make Win delete it In this particular situation this is an external hard drive that How to delete "System Volume Information" folder on Win 7 I hook up to other PCs quite often in transferring data and How to delete "System Volume Information" folder on Win 7 imaging PCs I'm a PC tech As such the hard drive has accumulated quite a few restore points on it from these various systems Disabling system restore from mine does not remove these other restore points Windows XP I remember would let me remove it if I took ownership of the files Win will not although it does not kick back any error messages So how do I get rid of it Or at the very least the multiple restore points within Thank you Solved See Schmik and alan 's posts on page posts and respectively Thank you both

A:How to delete "System Volume Information" folder on Win 7

  
Quote: Originally Posted by FuryoftheStars


Hello,

Let start off saying I know what this folder is for (System Restore) and know how to typically get rid of the space it takes up (merely disable system restore). However, in this particular case, it's not working and need to figure out how to make Win 7 delete it.

In this particular situation this is an external hard drive that I hook up to other PCs quite often in transferring data and imaging PCs (I'm a PC tech). As such, the hard drive has accumulated quite a few restore points on it from these various systems. Disabling system restore from mine does not remove these other restore points.

Windows XP I remember would let me remove it if I took ownership of the files, Win 7 will not (although it does not kick back any error messages). So... how do I get rid of it? Or at the very least, the multiple restore points within?

Thank you.


You need to disable system restore on the external hard drive. To do this, go to start, then right click on computer, then click properties. In the top left, there will be an option that says system protection. Click on that.nAfter that it will show all of the drives amd you will see a "yes" or a "no." Find the external hard drive, and if it says yes, click on configure. You can now turn off system resotre for that drive.

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I have two directories on D:, System Volume Information and $Recycle Bin.

I understand I can get rid of the $Recycle Bin, but I don't know about System Volume Information.

Can I simply delete it, or is it part of the Windows Installation, or just info about the D: drive that is disposable?

Thanks!

A:D: drive has "System Volume Information", can I delete or move?

If you're referring to the 100 MB + of space on the C: drive, that contains vital OS boot information and should never be removed.

For clarification, could you post a screen shot of your Disk Management window.

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Using XP SP-1, 40GB HDD
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Presently consuming more than 3 GB in total.
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I copied the "system volume information" folder from my C: drive to my external hard drive in order to back up the restore points. Now I want to delete the folder, but no matter what I do, I cannot delete it. I always get an error "an error occurred while applying security information to"..... usually F:\MediaID.bin.

I click 'continue', and then try to delete the folder or some files within it, and nothing happens.
I am an administrator
I am the owner
I have full access

A:No matter WHAT I DO I can't delete a "system volume information" folde

  
Quote: Originally Posted by peanutaxis


I am an administrator
I am the owner
I have full access




I am an administrator -- But you're not System
I am the owner -- No, System is
I have full access -- Apparently not



That's one of the folders with pretty much exclusive access only by the system for security and other reasons.

You could try taking ownership. Or is that what you did?

Why are you trying to do this?

If you want to keep using System Restore, it's best to leave it alone.

How would you intend to ever use the restore files you copied?

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C:\System Volume Information\_restore\APPZ-iNDiSP
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Was the D partition on this Lenovo when you bought it new?

Or did you add the D partition yourself?

It is not flagged as active or boot or system, so I'm wondering about its purpose? It's not quite empty.

I notice you have an external drive marked as "active" and am wondering how that has happened. Is Ubuntu already on this drive?

Are you locked into the idea of Pixar and Dream Works being on their own partitions?

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Yesterday i got like 15 messages from my anti-virus/spyware program that, in the messages is said that is was in my system files and it could't delete it. I have tried to get into the map that is named "system volume information" but i got "accses denied" ... And i downloaded a new anti virus thing that said it would take it away but when it was going to, the whole computer crashed because it tried to delete the files.

Please help me ! What should i do ?
P.S The program i downloaded was "spyware doctor"
 

A:Virus in "system volume information"

Hello and welcome.
This forum is for introductions only. A moderator will move this thread to the correct area. Please come back and tell us about yourself! Hope you get helped!
 

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I used to have a second "test" install of windows XP on my slave hard drive. I needed the space, and wasn't sure how to go about removing it without formatting and losing the other data I had stored on the drive so I just deleted the windows directory, and removed the OS listing from the boot file.

However I can find no way to remove the "system volume information" folder, as it won't let me have access. I have tried booting into a safe mode command prompt, and such, but so far no luck.

Is there any way to get rid of this folder or is a format the only solution?

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My PC has lots of files called "Thumbs.db" & "System volume information" in all its drives.I cant delete these files and I think the cause of shutting my pc down automatically and showing blue screen is these files.the operating system is win xp/sp2.
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A:Stuck on "Starting Windows", Repair Shows "System Volume on Disk is Corrupted"

Hi Stan, Hopefully I can help you out....or at least lead you in the right direction. From my experience, the symptoms you are suggesting sound like perhaps a dying Hard drive.

1. Do you have the windows 7 boot disks that came with your computer or when you bought the Operating System? If so, you could try and insert one of those and boot from it, and attempt to repair the installation. (this won't affect your data, only the windows system files).

2. If that doesn't fix it, you could try a fresh reinstall of windows 7, and see if that works.

3. If neither of those work, its likely that because of the fact that when windows is repairing itself, it is generally putting copies of its system files in the same physical location on your disk. Because your disk is obviously not completely dead, ie....its still loading to the windows 7 startup screen, its just copying files to the bad sectors on your hard drive and gets stuck when loading. This is especially my guess because you said Safe mode is having same problems, even after attempting to repair. In the past, I've tried and salvage a disk by reformatting it and only leaving on partitions which do not contain the bad clusters. This takes some time, and some guess work.....and really this is only a "bandaid" fix because once the disk has bad clusters, its only a matter of time before these things give out. You wouldn't want to trust your important data on it anyways....

I hope this leads you in the right direction.
 

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Hi, I need help accessing/getting into: System Volume Information folder in both my hard drives...It won't let me in and when I try to open it says this:


"C:\System Volume Information is not accessible. Access is denied."


Please help. Thanks.

(Windows XP Pro. User)

A:Need help accessing system volume information

You should be able to access it from Safe Mode, but why do you need access to it?

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I recently became infected with three Trojan Downloaders I did a virus scan using AVG ran Ewido in Safe Mode and did an online virus scan with Kapersky All three were successful in identifying these Trojans Ewido listed them within the System folder whereas each virus scan listed them within the System Volume Information file I did a manual check to see that they have been eliminated from the System folder but I m not sure if they re still with the System Volume Information folder Hence my question System Accessing Information Volume How do Accessing System Volume Information I get into this folder I have performed the following steps but to no avail Click Start and then click Accessing System Volume Information My Computer On the Tools menu click Folder Options On the View tab click Show hidden files and folders Clear the Hide protected operating system files Recommended check box Click Yes when you are prompted to confirm the change Clear the Use simple file sharing Recommended check box Click OK Right-click the Accessing System Volume Information System Volume Information folder in the root folder and then click Properties Click the Security tab Click Add and then type the name of the user to whom you want to give access to the folder Typically this is the account with which you are logged on Click OK and then click OK again Double-click the System Volume Information folder in the root folder to open it and then when I click on the folder I get the message C System Volume Information is not accessible Access is denied I realize this isn t a folder to mess around with too much I just prefer to do a manual check Any help will be appreciated Thanks nbsp

A:Accessing System Volume Information

Hi, Read about cleaning up infected files found in System Restore area here:

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPOR...2001111912274039?OpenDocument&src=sec_doc_nam

Use the instructions for your version of Windows, only XP and Windows ME have system restore...
What you have to do, is after making sure all is OK, all malware cleaned, turn off System Restore, then turn it back on, and create a new first Restore Point...windows does it all after the first one is made.

(I have the steps which I can post for turning off Restore, turning it back on, creating a new Point which I can post, just like to confirm that all malware is gone.)

BUT are you sure everything is fixed, including ad-spyware?

If you post the log from Ewido, and a Hijackthis log, maybe we can help you with anything that was not fixed....

Make a NEW scan with Ewido please, not the old log....

Here are Hijackthis directions, if you need them:

Click here to download HJTsetup.exe
Save the file to your desktop.
Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
the next step can be skipped if you are on your computer, and it has Internet access that works.

By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This.
Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the Select Additional Tasks dialogue.
Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
At the final dialogue box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
At the top of the Notepad HJT log screen, hit Edit then Select All then click Edit and then click Copy doing that copies the text to the clipboard, you won't see it yet....
Open a TechSupportGuy forum Reply window for this thread, to have ready to paste the Hijackthis log into. Click once to place the typing cursor in the reply window.
At the top of your TSG/browser window, hit Edit then Paste
You should see your copied Hijackthis log appear in the reply space....then, submit the reply
DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
Do a full scan with Ewido, post the log from that and the HJT log here in a reply and someone can check it for you.

Just post back, if you want to just go ahead and skip the Ewido and Hijackthis logs.....
 

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A:Need help accessing Gateway "Restore Folder" (WinXP-Pro)

He can't access the folder...

Is the folder visable or can he not find it? If he is simply being denied access, it may be due to the prior permissions set up on that folder.

How to take ownership of a folder
 

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A:accessing "documents and settings"folder

C:\Documents and Settings\YourUserName is what Windows XP previously called the User file. The User file in all versions of Windows since then are C:\Users\yourusername. Librariess are the place holders introduced in Windows 7 with short cuts to the directories (Pictures, Music Etc) in the User File. There are no directories or files that you can access or rename called Documents and Settings.
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C:\System Volume Information" /E /G Zombie :F

None of the cmd commands would work at all I've tried everything and its says the commands aren't real.

The command above is my example it did nothing.

I have a virus inside my Sysem Volume Information folder I wanted to see what VirusTotal.com would say if I sent the file to them. But dumb enough I'm not allowed to get into that folder even know I can see it. The OS doesn't allow me to just click into the folder its self.

C:\System Volume Information\_restore{7DC0BD25-810A-4646-9B02-25E7BB3740C2}\RP38\A0014125.exe (The A0014125.exe is the virus and the only file in the folder.

Anybody have any ideas what I should do?

Because this "virus" or spying .exe file came from FreeMake Video Converter.

Yet, I can only view with add now Quarantined Items.

A:Trying to get into System Volume Information Folder.

How to gain access to the System Volume Information folder

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I have two partitions on my disk. One for the the operating system (xp pro) and the other one for data and so on. The other day decided to unmark the "hide system files and folders" option, just to try and experience.

Now, on my data partition root appeared a folder that names itself "system volume information". I cant acess that folder, and the system alerts me of some kind of nfts allocation table error, or something like that, when i try to acees it
What is that folder? Should i be worried?

Regards...
 

A:System Volume Information Folder

System Volume Information Folder

How to gain access to the System Volume Information folder
 

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A:system volume information folder

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Ken1


Hello all!

I've screwed up, I don't know how it happened but I was moving around some stuff and something happened with the open windows (got stucked to the cursor) and when I got it to stop (I've got a new mouse with some small buttons on the side, and I've not managed to get used to them .. however I will disable those)

Well the problem is that when I got to unhook that window from my cursor my 300Gb + mp3 folder was gone .. man it almost gave me a heartattack, cause I've been working on that thing for years basically ...

I found it, it's somehow inside the "D:\system volume information" folder, and if I dragg it out to the root of the D drive it dissapears from the sys vol dir, but doesn't show up in the root at the D drive .. ?? and then if I go out from the sys vol dir and go back in again (basically refresh) then there it is again ..

summary: ... cannot move my mp3 folder back to the D:\ folder since it accidently got moved to d:\system volume information ..

please help .. I'm nervous like a cat on a hot tin roof

Thanks

//Ken1


Lets try the easy way first. Just go to back up and restore, to a point prior to the problem, and restore. If you are not sure how thats done just follow instructions below:



Just go to help and information, and type back up and restore, follow instructions. You will be good to go in no time. In the case of problems, just return and we will be here for you.

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A:no system volume information folder on new hd

Check Device Manager to see if the drive is designated as "removable".

You need only worry if you want System Restore to monitor that drive so that you can restore it. That may not be necessary in this case.
 

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A:How can I view the System Volume Information folder?

Right-click, Properties. Give yourself permission under the Security tab.
 

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A:Huge System Volume Information Folder

Hello IHateAbnormalities and welcome to the BC HijackThis forum. I see no signs of viruses or malware in this log. It is clean.

The System Volume Information folder is where system restore points are stored. The disk space used is a percentage of the disk size so 800MB is not an unreasonable amount of space for this folder to use. You can specify the amount of space used by system restore by going to the Control Panel and then the System applet. Click on the System Restore tab to see and/or set the current settings.

Cheers.

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A:system volume information _restore folder

If SR is disabled...the folder is empty.

It cannot be deleted permanently, it's a Windows system folder and loads when Windows loads.

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Quote: Originally Posted by LM2008


I use an external portable hard drive for backups of my downloaded programs and system backup (not scheduled just manual backups). There is an empty folder "System Volume Information" but i can't remove it.


That probably came with the drive. And it may not be empty - just hidden files. I would not delete it.

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A:Giant System Volume Information Folder

Well, you can actually start system restore and then click "Choose a different restore point" to display the other available points, see this tut.

System Restore

You can also a 3rd party tool like QRM Plus manager to take a look at the points.

How To Delete Individual Restore Points In Windows 7

Its possible the previous restore points got deleted for some reason or theres insufficient space allotted to them. You can set that space this way.

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A:Trojan in System Volume Information folder -what to do?.

Turn off System Restore, then turn it back on. That usually flushes those out.
 

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System Volume Information contains:
System Restore pointsDistributed Link Tracking Service databases for repairing your shortcuts and linked documents.Content Indexing Service databases for fast file searchesInformation used by the Volume Shadow Copy.

Since you cannot delete anything from this folder while Windows is running. The quick way is to delete the whole folder using Linux Slacko Puppy.
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A:HJT Log and a trojan in System Volume Information folder

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A:How to delete SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION FOLDER

You can delete the contents of the System Volume Information folders, but not the folders themselves. If you don't use system restore just disable it. All restore points will be deleted immediately.

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Note See Additional Information at the bottom first This is not an emergency at this time I'm trying to understand it for future use when it could be an emergency Volume System folder is empty Information I'm using Windows XP Pro SP FAT not NTFS When following Charlie White's quot Windows Crashed Here's Help quot tutorial http webcast broadcastnewsroom com e jsp id to restore my crashed C drive I came to the part where he says quot Open the System Volume Information folder quot However when System Volume Information folder is empty I opened it it was empty I have done this same procedure before and the System Volume Information folder is empty folder was loaded with files which I used as instructed in the tutorial but this System Volume Information folder is empty time the folder was empty Somehow these files seem to have been deleted Here are the relevant instructions Open My Computer Click on the Tools menu then click Folder Options Click the View tab Under Hidden files and folders click to select Show hidden files and folders and then click to clear the Hide protected operating system files Recommended check box Click Yes when the dialog box that confirms that you want to display these files appears In My Computer Double-click the drive where you installed Windows XP usually Drive C to display a list of the folders then double-click on the quot System Volume Information quot folder This folder contains the system restore points stored on your computer The folders will look similar to this restore EE BEB - A- F- - D C E C I do have administrative rights and the folder is not hidden I can see the folder and when I open it it is empty New software I've installed in the past three months are starting with the latest Trend Micro's Hijack This Ahead's Nero v which came with a CD drive Windows Installer Cleanup a-squared free TrayIt WMA Cutter-Joiner HDD Health Ultra Defrag and WinSize I've also downloaded and installed all the Windows Update files for my system I've run multiple scans with AVG Anti-Virus free AVG Anti-Spyware free Ad-Aware free SpyBot S amp D Sophos Anti-Rootkit and Panda online scan They collectively found quot traces quot in cookies which I deleted Nothing substantial Now here's a strange thing When I reached this part in the instructions and couldn't go any further I thought I was sunk so in desperation I simply tried running System Restore -- AND IT WORKED I am now using my restored C drive as I type this Here are my questions Why did Charlie White only put in the instructions to do it the hard way it takes a lot of typing cutting and pasting if System Restore is available at this point as it was for me He could have suggested trying it if it was available but there is no mention of using System Restore which saved the day for me I'm thinking about the next time Where did the folder contents go and why aren't they there as they should be and were before And how can I get them back short of reinstalling Windows Thank you for any insights Frank D Additional information I made a mistake in thinking I had unchecked the quot Hide protected operating system files quot check box when I had only selected the quot Show hidden files and folders quot option So my Question has been answered the folder wasn't empty the files were just not being displayed However my Question still stands Why not use System Restore if it's there and it works

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I'm an idiot!!! Last night I deleted my System Volume Information folder off of a Raid-0 set of hard drives. As I mentioned, this raid set is not drive with my XP on it. This is just a drive for storage of pictures, video, and other programs I prefer not to have on my C:\. I did take go as far as to turn off System Restore before deleting it. Now when I boot up I cannot access the drive at all. It tells me that "The drive is not formatted. Do I want to format it now?."

I don't want to do that and I am wondering if there is a way to create a new System Volume Information folder so I can access the drive again???

Thanks

A:Deleted System Volume Information Folder on a Non-Operating system drive???

I think you are connecting the dots...where there is no connection.

Deleting a system volume folder...isn't possible by me, even when system restore is not used (I always disable SR immediately after a clean install). Even though the folders are empty and I don't have SR employed, the system won't allow me to delete these empty folders.

I believe that the problem is your RAID setup...perhaps you ought to try to repair it.

Louis

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I am using Windows XP Pro and recently created a restore point in my System Restore program. This was over a month ago, and I no longer need that restore point. When I defrag with either Diskeeper or Norton Speedisk, I get a report on a good number of defragmented/defragmentable files, most of which are in the Restore folder in my System Volume Information folder. I was able to access my System Volume folder and found the offending file but hesitate to delete that file unless I can be assured that I can do so safely.

Would a simple delete be okay?

Attached is a screenshot of the folder in my Systems Information folder.
 

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Windows 7 SP1 x64 (all updates installed)
Norton Internet Security 2013.

A:System Volume Information folder showing on my Dell PC

I've done a factory re-install of Windows and the folders are still showing.  I think it's showing by default for that particular Dell model.

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A:Window folder and System Volume information too large.

Note: I see you moved System Restore to another drive, no idea how that affects the following! Follow it regardless.

Avast Bug

Please read https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=162041.0
Also check https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=166697.0

Avast sets System Restore disk usage % to 50.

You can try:
- go to control panel-> programs and features -> Avast -> change
- remove the component NG (down below).
- change % back to 10% (windows default) or whatever you like it
- restart
- check if % is what you set
- check restore points (seems this NG delete old restore points when run out of space)
- manually create a restore point if there are none
- open command prompt ->vssadmin list shadowstorage
- see how much space it takes.

You can also try uninstalling Grimefighter if above won't solve your problem.

For Windows folder:
Did you run Disk Cleanup yet?

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A:procreating receycler and System volume information folder

Hi .

I think you meant...recreating, not procreating . In any case, I understand the question.

Those folders automatically appear on any drive (other than optical) which is attached/installed on a system...it's the way Windows operates.

So there is nothing to worry about and they are system files/folders which are there for a reason.

Same for the icon thing, nothing to worry about...perfectly normal, it takes a while for things to get settled.

Louis

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A:Am I infected?And a question about System Volume Information folder

Hello.

Are you experiencing any symptoms that lead you to believe that you may be infected?

As for the SVI folders, you should not alter those permissions.

~Blade

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I have several PCs at home, one with Vista Ultimate (mine) and one with XP Home SP2 (my wife's). Both PCs have personal accounts with passwords. On the Vista PC, I am able to share a folder on my "D:" data drive with no difficulty using the right click Share... menu item from Windows Explorer. I can see and contribute to this folder from the XP PC just fine. What I am not able to do is share the "Documents" folder and its contents from Vista. When I share this folder by the same method, all I see on the XP PC is a "Users" folder and "Default User" within that. I'm guessing that this folder might have special properties that are different than the Vanilla "D:" folder. Any ideas?

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Tom
 

A:Trouble sharing "Documents" folder to XP Home from Vista Ultimate

Yup. Remember back when you put a password on the Vista machine. It asked you if you wanted to make your files private. You said "yes," making all files in your profile inaccessible to everyone but you.

Easy fix. Create a new account on your computer using your wife's username and password. When you share the folder now (and you will have to reshare), she should be able to access them from her computer.

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Hello friends!

I am working with Windows XP SP2. I am facing a problem in accessing the folder alled "Syatem Volume Information". I found this folder in all the drives of my HDD, but whenever I click in any of them using Windows Explorer, I get an error saying "System Volume Information is not accessable, Access is denied".

I have disabled the System Restore feature and I guess this folder is used to store files of System Restore. Even after disabling System Restore, there are files left in this folder which is using a good amount of my HDD space.

Please tell me as to how can I access the contents of this folder and is it safe to delete whatever is in that folder. Moreover, as I already disabled the system restore feature, is there a way to completely remove this folder.

Thank you.
 

A:Solved: Problem to access System Volume Information Folder?

Hi,

Yes, the SVI (System Volume Information) folder is where SR (System Restore) restore points are stored. SR will place a SVI folder on every partition it sees. This will include external hard drives and some flash drives. There is no way to permanently remove the SVI folder, other than hiding the partition with 3ed party partitioning software. Normally disabling SR empties the SVI folder.

Here are instruction on how to access the SVI folder.
http://bertk.mvps.org/html/tips.html#SRFileLocation

If the Indexing Service is turned on you will see a catalog.wci folder in the SVI folder.
 

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A:SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION folder grew 50% in 2 months. Need to trim

Check the registry entry shown in This Post

Personally I reckon it's best to disable system restore entirely and make regular system image backups.

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A:How do I delete services.exe and smss.exe from my System Volume Information folder?

Hello, the C:\System Volume Information\Microsoft folder is the System Restore Point folder.Now you should Create a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been backed up, renamed and saved in System Restore. Since this is a protected directory your tools cannot access to delete these files, they sometimes can reinfect your system if you accidentally use an old restore point. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state. The easiest and safest way to do this is:Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name, then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recently created Restore Point.Go to Start > Run and type: CleanmgrClick "Ok". Disk Cleanup will scan your files for several minutes, then open.Click the "More Options" tab, then click the "Clean up" button under System Restore.Click Ok. You will be prompted with "Are you sure you want to delete all but the most recent restore point?"Click Yes, then click Ok.Click Yes again when prompted with "Are you sure you want to perform these actions?"Disk Cleanup will remove the files and close automatically. Vista and Windows 7 users can refer to these links: Create a New Restore Point in Vista or Windows 7 and Disk Cleanup in Vista.

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A:Couldn't delete svchost.exe in system volume information folder

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will appear Click OKDeFogger may ask you to reboot the machine, if it does - click OKDo not re-enable these drivers until otherwise instructed.Download DDS:Please download DDS by sUBs from one of the links below and save it to your desktop:
Download DDS and save it to your desktop

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Please disable any anti-malware program that will block scripts from running before running DDS.

Double-Click on dds.scr and a command window will appear. This is normal.Shortly after two logs will appear:
DDS.txt Attach.txtA window will open instructing you save & post the logsSave the logs to a convenient place such as your desktopCopy the contents of both logs & post in your next replyScan With RKUnHookerPlease Download Rootkit Unhooker Save it to your desktop.Now double-click on RKUnhookerLE.exe to run it.Click the Report tab, then click Scan.Check (Tick) Drivers, Stealth,. Uncheck the rest. then Click OK.Wait till the scanner has finished and then click File, Save Report.Save the report somewhere where you can find it. Click Close.Copy the entire contents of the report and paste it in a reply here.Note** you may get this warning it is ok, just ignore"Rootkit Unhooker has detected a parasite inside itself!It is recommended to remove parasite, okay?""just click on Cancel, then Accept".information and logs:In your next post I need the following

.logs from DDSlog from RKUnHookerlet me know of any problems you may have hadGringo

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A:How to remove SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION folder? [Please help, it's driving me INSANE]

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A:System Volume Information Folder Infected With Win32:sdbot

Hi some info here......... http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/pest/pe...px?id=453088763 it also appeers that it is in your system restore,you might have to disable system restore to delete it..... Hope this helps...

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A:105MB partition "NO NAME" File System (OEM Service Volume) - whats it?

To give us a better look at the partition, search Disk Management in the Start Menu search and take a screenshot of what you see.

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A:"system volume on disk is corrupt" and sfc scan not working

I suggest first before doing anymore repairs you need to make a backup of all your important data so as not to lose it.

A linux live cd choosing to run off the cd not install go to the windows installation and backup all your data to an ext hdd.

Then using startup repair option at F8 option choose choose the windows installation by highlightlng and choose next go to cmd prompt and type: chkdsk /r press enter

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A:Windows 7 Start Up Repair Say's "System Volume Is Corrupt"

Okay, so I ran
Code:
chkdsk
via the repair disk, and it gave me this. Also, it said my system was in D:, which is odd because it should be in C:

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A:Root Cause Found "System volume on disk is corrupt"

Hi, and welcome to the forums.

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Bit of an odd question... I revived an automated e-mail saying S2926 replied to my thread. It tells me the message in the e-mail but I cannot find the reply on here?

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A:System Volume Information Folder Infected With Win32:sdbot... Trojan?

You SHOULD turn off restore points to flush that out, then boot and then turn them on to set a clean restore point - log looks fineHere's howhttp://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgen...src=sec_doc_nam

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Hi,

I have several icons/files from my "User" folder showing up in the "Computer" folder (several in duplicate), PLUS numerous blank icons...



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Thanks.

A:Icons/Files from "User" folder showing up in "Computer" folder

Hello Aster, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You might see if doing a system restore using a restore point dated before this happened may be able to fix it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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A:"System volume on disk is corrupt"

Hi, while in safe mode open a command prompt and at the prompt type chkdsk /r press enter you will receive a message about the volume being in use and to schedule chkdsk to run at next boot select "Y" and type exit press enter. Reboot and let the full chkdsk run. This will repair and is at this stage the best option, post back to let us know how you get on.

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SEE PIC #1 ; SEE PIC #2, SEE PIC #3, SEE PIC #4

NOTE: If I do a "list volume" in a non recovery console command prompt the drive letters are shown as they are shown in disk management.

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I believe that is normal since the recovery console assigns letters based on which partition it sees first. It is not aware of the fact that the System Reserved partition doesn't get a drive letter assigned as does Windows.

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Any ideas or suggestions?

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Edited: Deleted most of message. I guess there is no one who knows how to help with this. I would simply delete, but it's not possible.

A:Cannot find "System Volume" on W7 HP What next?

Why did you delete your message what are you trying to find or locate on it? If you repost it below mine we can take a look at it.

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Can anyone be kind enough to advise me on what to do?

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A:Desktop erased. Can't Locate "My Documents" folder and "Start Menu" folders

Your files and folders may have been hidden by the virus, go to folder options and 'show hidden files and folder' to see if they actually are hidden. If they are, you can use Grindler's UnHide tool to 'unhide' all of your files and folders. As for the virus, move this thread to the virus and other malware removal forum in order for it to be noticed by an authorised malware removal member.
Good luck!
 

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A:Solved: Slave drive "Access Denied" on "Documents and Settings" Folder

Follow the directions here to take ownership of a file or folder.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421
 

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A:Desktop erased. Can't Locate "My Documents" folder and "Start Menu" folders

closing duplicate, please respond at http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/1003509-desktop-erased-cant-locate-my.html . Please do not create duplicate threads for the same issue.

thanks,

v
 

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I presume this is a virus attack.

Can anyone be kind enough to advise me on what to do?

Thanking you in advance.
 

A:Desktop erased. Can't Locate "My Documents" folder and "Start Menu" folders

closing thread, please do not create more than one thread for the same issue. Please respond at http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/1003509-desktop-erased-cant-locate-my.html .

thanks,

v
 

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Russell

A:Hiding unused "removable storage" devices from "Computer" folder

Hello Russell,

You could check Hide empty drives in the Computer folder in Folder Options to have them stay hidden until you insert a card. When a card is inserted, the drive will display in Computer.

Drives - Hide or Show Empty Drives in Computer Folder

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A:Disabling annoying system/folder "beep" sound

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