Get rid of System Volume Information

Posted: 12-29-2008, 12:38 AM
This was posted on Vista.general.discussion
for a couple of days ago.

I have an old system disk with XP which I moved to
the E-drive when I installed Vista on a new disk.
Everything of the OS on the old XP disk is deleted
with the exception of this System Volume Information.
Ive taken the ownership and is now allowed to look into
the folder. But no way of deleating it.

No usable answer was given
to the question other than moving my files to the C disk
while formatting E.
OK, that might be the end solution.
But does anybody know of a trick with or without
editing the registry.
Thanks,
/senn



Get rid of System Volume Information


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senn
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Get rid of System Volume Information
Posted: 12-29-2008, 12:38 AM
This was posted on Vista.general.discussion
for a couple of days ago.

I have an old system disk with XP which I moved to
the E-drive when I installed Vista on a new disk.
Everything of the OS on the old XP disk is deleted
with the exception of this System Volume Information.
Ive taken the ownership and is now allowed to look into
the folder. But no way of deleating it.

No usable answer was given
to the question other than moving my files to the C disk
while formatting E.
OK, that might be the end solution.
But does anybody know of a trick with or without
editing the registry.
Thanks,
/senn



Richard Urban
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Re: Get rid of System Volume Information
Posted: 12-29-2008, 04:51 AM
Seeing as how System Restore is useless anyway, as compared with a good
imaging program such as TrueImage HOME, I just disable system restore on any
computer I work on. After a reboot, the System Volume Information folder on
each of my partitions (across 4 hard drives) shows as zero bytes in zero
files.

Couldn't be any cleaner than that!

If you really want to continue using system restore, re-enable it after the
reboot. All old information will be gone and only the new will be resident
in System Volume Information.

--

Richard Urban
Microsoft MVP
Windows Desktop Experience


"senn" <senn@homeplace&.fix> wrote in message
news:OPqb$2UaJHA.4072@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> This was posted on Vista.general.discussion
> for a couple of days ago.
>
> I have an old system disk with XP which I moved to
> the E-drive when I installed Vista on a new disk.
> Everything of the OS on the old XP disk is deleted
> with the exception of this System Volume Information.
> Ive taken the ownership and is now allowed to look into
> the folder. But no way of deleating it.
>
> No usable answer was given
> to the question other than moving my files to the C disk
> while formatting E.
> OK, that might be the end solution.
> But does anybody know of a trick with or without
> editing the registry.
> Thanks,
> /senn
>
>
>
Richard Urban
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Re: Get rid of System Volume Information
Posted: 12-29-2008, 04:51 AM
Seeing as how System Restore is useless anyway, as compared with a good
imaging program such as TrueImage HOME, I just disable system restore on any
computer I work on. After a reboot, the System Volume Information folder on
each of my partitions (across 4 hard drives) shows as zero bytes in zero
files.

Couldn't be any cleaner than that!

If you really want to continue using system restore, re-enable it after the
reboot. All old information will be gone and only the new will be resident
in System Volume Information.

--

Richard Urban
Microsoft MVP
Windows Desktop Experience


"senn" <senn@homeplace&.fix> wrote in message
news:OPqb$2UaJHA.4072@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> This was posted on Vista.general.discussion
> for a couple of days ago.
>
> I have an old system disk with XP which I moved to
> the E-drive when I installed Vista on a new disk.
> Everything of the OS on the old XP disk is deleted
> with the exception of this System Volume Information.
> Ive taken the ownership and is now allowed to look into
> the folder. But no way of deleating it.
>
> No usable answer was given
> to the question other than moving my files to the C disk
> while formatting E.
> OK, that might be the end solution.
> But does anybody know of a trick with or without
> editing the registry.
> Thanks,
> /senn
>
>
>
senn
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Re: Get rid of System Volume Information
Posted: 12-29-2008, 10:08 AM

"Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> skrev i meddelelsen
news:uH%23xlEXaJHA.5676@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> Seeing as how System Restore is useless anyway, as compared with a good
> imaging program such as TrueImage HOME, I just disable system restore on
> any computer I work on. After a reboot, the System Volume Information
> folder on each of my partitions (across 4 hard drives) shows as zero bytes
> in zero files.
>
> Couldn't be any cleaner than that!
>
> If you really want to continue using system restore, re-enable it after
> the reboot. All old information will be gone and only the new will be
> resident in System Volume Information.
>
> --
>
> Richard Urban
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows Desktop Experience
>
It doesnt work on my Vista box, Richard
To be sure that the checkmark on the C-disk in
system security does not have any influence, I also
removed the checkmark on the C-disk. After a restart
the full content of 3.5gigs (takes up almost 4gigs) is
still there in the System Volume Infomation folder
on the E-disk. Can still not be deleted.
Its interesting why this works on your machine and not on
mine ?.
/senn
>
> "senn" <senn@homeplace&.fix> wrote in message
> news:OPqb$2UaJHA.4072@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>> This was posted on Vista.general.discussion
>> for a couple of days ago.
>>
>> I have an old system disk with XP which I moved to
>> the E-drive when I installed Vista on a new disk.
>> Everything of the OS on the old XP disk is deleted
>> with the exception of this System Volume Information.
>> Ive taken the ownership and is now allowed to look into
>> the folder. But no way of deleating it.
>>
>> No usable answer was given
>> to the question other than moving my files to the C disk
>> while formatting E.
>> OK, that might be the end solution.
>> But does anybody know of a trick with or without
>> editing the registry.
>> Thanks,
>> /senn
>>
>>
>>
>
senn
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Re: Get rid of System Volume Information
Posted: 12-29-2008, 10:08 AM

"Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> skrev i meddelelsen
news:uH%23xlEXaJHA.5676@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> Seeing as how System Restore is useless anyway, as compared with a good
> imaging program such as TrueImage HOME, I just disable system restore on
> any computer I work on. After a reboot, the System Volume Information
> folder on each of my partitions (across 4 hard drives) shows as zero bytes
> in zero files.
>
> Couldn't be any cleaner than that!
>
> If you really want to continue using system restore, re-enable it after
> the reboot. All old information will be gone and only the new will be
> resident in System Volume Information.
>
> --
>
> Richard Urban
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows Desktop Experience
>
It doesnt work on my Vista box, Richard
To be sure that the checkmark on the C-disk in
system security does not have any influence, I also
removed the checkmark on the C-disk. After a restart
the full content of 3.5gigs (takes up almost 4gigs) is
still there in the System Volume Infomation folder
on the E-disk. Can still not be deleted.
Its interesting why this works on your machine and not on
mine ?.
/senn
>
> "senn" <senn@homeplace&.fix> wrote in message
> news:OPqb$2UaJHA.4072@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>> This was posted on Vista.general.discussion
>> for a couple of days ago.
>>
>> I have an old system disk with XP which I moved to
>> the E-drive when I installed Vista on a new disk.
>> Everything of the OS on the old XP disk is deleted
>> with the exception of this System Volume Information.
>> Ive taken the ownership and is now allowed to look into
>> the folder. But no way of deleating it.
>>
>> No usable answer was given
>> to the question other than moving my files to the C disk
>> while formatting E.
>> OK, that might be the end solution.
>> But does anybody know of a trick with or without
>> editing the registry.
>> Thanks,
>> /senn
>>
>>
>>
>
Richard Urban
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Re: Get rid of System Volume Information
Posted: 12-29-2008, 03:18 PM
I ran into a problem once like yours.

I had upgraded a computer from XP to Vista. It turns out that what XP had
placed in System Volume Information prior to the upgrade had prevented me
from doing as I have stated in my previous post. I formatted the partition
to get rid of SVI and started anew with that particular drive (after copying
everything I wanted to save to an external hard drive, of course). It only
took me about 45 minutes and was painless.

--

Richard Urban
Microsoft MVP
Windows Desktop Experience


"senn" <senn@homeplace&.fix> wrote in message
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>
> "Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> skrev i meddelelsen
> news:uH%23xlEXaJHA.5676@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>> Seeing as how System Restore is useless anyway, as compared with a good
>> imaging program such as TrueImage HOME, I just disable system restore on
>> any computer I work on. After a reboot, the System Volume Information
>> folder on each of my partitions (across 4 hard drives) shows as zero
>> bytes in zero files.
>>
>> Couldn't be any cleaner than that!
>>
>> If you really want to continue using system restore, re-enable it after
>> the reboot. All old information will be gone and only the new will be
>> resident in System Volume Information.
>>
>> --
>>
>> Richard Urban
>> Microsoft MVP
>> Windows Desktop Experience
>>
>
> It doesnt work on my Vista box, Richard
> To be sure that the checkmark on the C-disk in
> system security does not have any influence, I also
> removed the checkmark on the C-disk. After a restart
> the full content of 3.5gigs (takes up almost 4gigs) is
> still there in the System Volume Infomation folder
> on the E-disk. Can still not be deleted.
> Its interesting why this works on your machine and not on
> mine ?.
> /senn
>
>>
>> "senn" <senn@homeplace&.fix> wrote in message
>> news:OPqb$2UaJHA.4072@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>>> This was posted on Vista.general.discussion
>>> for a couple of days ago.
>>>
>>> I have an old system disk with XP which I moved to
>>> the E-drive when I installed Vista on a new disk.
>>> Everything of the OS on the old XP disk is deleted
>>> with the exception of this System Volume Information.
>>> Ive taken the ownership and is now allowed to look into
>>> the folder. But no way of deleating it.
>>>
>>> No usable answer was given
>>> to the question other than moving my files to the C disk
>>> while formatting E.
>>> OK, that might be the end solution.
>>> But does anybody know of a trick with or without
>>> editing the registry.
>>> Thanks,
>>> /senn
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>
Richard Urban
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Re: Get rid of System Volume Information
Posted: 12-29-2008, 03:18 PM
I ran into a problem once like yours.

I had upgraded a computer from XP to Vista. It turns out that what XP had
placed in System Volume Information prior to the upgrade had prevented me
from doing as I have stated in my previous post. I formatted the partition
to get rid of SVI and started anew with that particular drive (after copying
everything I wanted to save to an external hard drive, of course). It only
took me about 45 minutes and was painless.

--

Richard Urban
Microsoft MVP
Windows Desktop Experience


"senn" <senn@homeplace&.fix> wrote in message
news:OxjNd1ZaJHA.3548@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>
> "Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> skrev i meddelelsen
> news:uH%23xlEXaJHA.5676@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>> Seeing as how System Restore is useless anyway, as compared with a good
>> imaging program such as TrueImage HOME, I just disable system restore on
>> any computer I work on. After a reboot, the System Volume Information
>> folder on each of my partitions (across 4 hard drives) shows as zero
>> bytes in zero files.
>>
>> Couldn't be any cleaner than that!
>>
>> If you really want to continue using system restore, re-enable it after
>> the reboot. All old information will be gone and only the new will be
>> resident in System Volume Information.
>>
>> --
>>
>> Richard Urban
>> Microsoft MVP
>> Windows Desktop Experience
>>
>
> It doesnt work on my Vista box, Richard
> To be sure that the checkmark on the C-disk in
> system security does not have any influence, I also
> removed the checkmark on the C-disk. After a restart
> the full content of 3.5gigs (takes up almost 4gigs) is
> still there in the System Volume Infomation folder
> on the E-disk. Can still not be deleted.
> Its interesting why this works on your machine and not on
> mine ?.
> /senn
>
>>
>> "senn" <senn@homeplace&.fix> wrote in message
>> news:OPqb$2UaJHA.4072@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>>> This was posted on Vista.general.discussion
>>> for a couple of days ago.
>>>
>>> I have an old system disk with XP which I moved to
>>> the E-drive when I installed Vista on a new disk.
>>> Everything of the OS on the old XP disk is deleted
>>> with the exception of this System Volume Information.
>>> Ive taken the ownership and is now allowed to look into
>>> the folder. But no way of deleating it.
>>>
>>> No usable answer was given
>>> to the question other than moving my files to the C disk
>>> while formatting E.
>>> OK, that might be the end solution.
>>> But does anybody know of a trick with or without
>>> editing the registry.
>>> Thanks,
>>> /senn
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>
sirmerlin860
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Re: Get rid of System Volume Information
Posted: 02-17-2009, 05:32 AM
boot from the cd and then modify whatever files you need to. restart using
the hd and thats that.
semc
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Re: Get rid of System Volume Information
Posted: 02-17-2009, 09:23 PM

I have the same problem, my old xp computer went down so I purchased
new computer with windows vista, I put my old hard disk in (drive F) an
copied all my files over to drive C:, I am deleting the old files of th
old XP hard disk but it will not allow me to delete the f:system volume
help please, tried everythin

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