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System Volume Information folder occupied 100 gb

  1. #11


    Posts : 1,121
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Just thought I would throw in how my System Volume Information folder looks on my C: partition. The three "OnDiskSnapshotProp" entries are the same as I show for the C: drive in Vssadmin list shadows /for=c: command.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails RestorePts.jpg  

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  2. #12


    Posts : 21
    Windows 7 / Windows 8


    Actually I tried all the vssadmin commands. Even though the files were present in the disk, they were not shown in the list shadows command.
    So it somewhat makes sense that something is wrong..But it is corrupted or not I do not know bcz i never messed up with shadow copies. All the time I was wondering why the space became less even after uninstalling most of the programs. Finally i deleted them as u said and now i got the 100gb back and happily installed some programs yesterday..

    But I still suspected abt those shadow copies and took a look after installing few programs. To my surprise 2 new shadow copies are created each 500mb. So it seems when i install something these copies are getting created.

    @topgundcp, your point actually makes sense. Instead of creating restore points, its better to have something like a backup image.

    Further, since my laptop came with W8 pre-installed, there seems to have a factory image already present in a hidden partition. There is a recovery application given by samsung so than i can launch it and restore to factory version. Also during boot, I saw something like "F4 Recovery", so does this mean I can restore system to factory version even if windows completely gets corrupted right? If it is so, then can happily disable the system restore option i guess.
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  3. #13


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    But I still suspected abt those shadow copies and took a look after installing few programs. To my surprise 2 new shadow copies are created each 500mb. So it seems when i install something these copies are getting created.
    Restore points are created from some 3rd party applications, Windows Updates, scheduler and manually so it is normal.

    @topgundcp, your point actually makes sense. Instead of creating restore points, its better to have something like a backup image.
    Yes, you can recover Windows from factory image as if you just bought the PC. However, you'd have to reinstall all the applications needed. Making a backup image will restore back to when you created it and will include all your applications.

    If you are happy with the result. Please mark it solved. Thanks
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  4. #14


    Posts : 21
    Windows 7 / Windows 8


    [QUOTE=topgundcp;400892]
    If you are happy with the result. Please mark it solved. Thanks
    Yep...will have to make it solved...but how do I stop it from creating those shadow copies again..? to have the system restore function disabled? or to disable to volume shadow copy service ??
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  5. #15


    Posts : 1,121
    Windows 8.1 x64


    If it is still creating entries in the folder, do they agree with what the vssadmin shows for shadow copies in that partition? How many has it created and are they shown like the attachment I posted?

    Vssadmin has several switches. There are two switches you might try and include the listings in your next post. We can compare it to ours. Remember, you can copy the text from a command prompt and paste in your response.

    Vssadmin List Providers

    Vssadmin List Writers

    Since I have basically no experience with this, something may show up when we compare the entities involved.
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