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System Volume Information owner and permission

  1. #21


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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit


    Thank!! I changed ownership to Administrators and permissions to SYSTEM with full control and now I can create restore point. I have still some folders/files inside it with owner SYSTEM not Administrators (WindowsImageBackup, IndexerVolumeGuid, tracking.log)

    I have TreeSize free but I not using it for long time so I forget about it.

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  2. #22


    San Jose - California
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    Quote Originally Posted by windows8use View Post
    Thank!! I changed ownership to Administrators and permissions to SYSTEM with full control and now I can create restore point. I have still some folders/files inside it with owner SYSTEM not Administrators (WindowsImageBackup, IndexerVolumeGuid, tracking.log)

    I have TreeSize free but I not using it for long time so I forget about it.
    Good to hear that you got it sorted. Don't worry about those files. As long as you can create the restore point and Windows was able to update those files then you're in good shape.

    Had you deleted the folder, you would end up with an empty "System Volume Information" folder and eventually those log files will be created once a Restore Point is created.

    Cheers.
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  3. #23


    Posts : 156
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit


    Helpful.
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  4. #24


    Posts : 156
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit


    Hello,
    Although this morning I managed to create a restore point, but when I want to create a restore point just now, the access denied message come up again, and I have problems when delete the folder to recreate it even I take ownership.

    I checked each files/folders permissions using TreeSize Free.
    SPP - Same as SVI permissions and owner
    SystemRestore - Same
    WindowsImageBackup - Owner SYSTEM, permissions same
    IndexerVolumeGuid - Same as WindowsImageBackup
    MountPointManager.... - Same as SVI
    tracking.log - Owner SYSTEM permissions only SYSTEM full control (I think this is causing the problem)
    SPP\OnlineMetadataCache - Same as SVI
    SPP\SppCbsHiveStore - owner SYSTEM permissions same as SVI
    SPP\SppGroupCache - same as sppcbshivestore
    SystemRestore\FRStaging - owner admins permission SYSTEM full control and admins full control
    WindowsImageBackup\OnlineMetadataCache - owner SYSTEM permissions SYSTEM full control
    SPP\OnlineMetadataCache\...........OnDiskSnapshotProp - owner admins permissions SYSTEM and admins full controlSPP\SppGroupCache\......DriverPackageInfo - owner SYSTEM permissions SYSTEM full control
    SPP\SppGroupCache\....WindowsUpdateInfo - owner SYSTEM permission SYSTEM full

    Hope someone can help me. Recommend use TreeSize to check security easily.
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  5. #25


    San Jose - California
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    Read post #4 above. You can't delete the folder while Windows is running, that's why I gave the link to download: Slacko Puppy Linux release
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  6. #26


    Posts : 156
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit


    Thank. I will try it.
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  7. #27


    Posts : 156
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit


    Hello,
    I finish download it, can I put it in a USB drive that contains personal data?
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  8. #28


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    Quote Originally Posted by windows8use View Post
    Hello,
    I finish download it, can I put it in a USB drive that contains personal data?
    No. You must copy your personal data to somewhere else then use: Rufus - Create bootable USB
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  9. #29


    Posts : 156
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit


    Thank you. But I don't know where to copy my personal data like documents and pictures, and I only have a USB drive and no CD/DVD, any other way? Or check post #26 to check if it same as yours?

    Recommended use TreeSize to check.
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  10. #30


    San Jose - California
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    Quote Originally Posted by windows8use View Post
    Thank you. But I don't know where to copy my personal data like documents and pictures, and I only have a USB drive and no CD/DVD, any other way? Or check post #26 to check if it same as yours?

    Recommended use TreeSize to check.
    Since slacko is only 160MB in size, you'd need a USB thumb drive, 1GB is fine to create a bootable USB stick.
    Sorry but I never use System Restore and never will and have it turned off so the System Volume Information folder in my PC is empty.
    FYI, System Restore Point is not a good way to restore your system and often become corrupted and in addition, will slow down your system due to the background process is always running. I use: Macrium Reflect Free to make a complete backup of my Windows OS instead.
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