About System Volume Information and Windows backup folder

Discus and support About System Volume Information and Windows backup folder in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; In the C:\System Volume Information I have found a new folder: Windows Backup. I never used a backup software, so why this new folder? This occurs on... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by AngeloGr, Aug 10, 2018 at 7:53 AM.

  1. AngeloGr Win User

    About System Volume Information and Windows backup folder


    In the C:\System Volume Information I have found a new folder: Windows Backup. I never used a backup software, so why this new folder?


    This occurs on Win 10 Pro 64bit.

    :)
     
  2. Syed Md Bilal Win User

    Removing errant files in the "System Volume Information" folder under Windows 10.

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your response.

    I suggest you to first stop Volume Shadow Copy service and try to remove the files and check. Follow the steps provided below:

    Step 1: Stop Volume Shadow Copy service


    • Press Windows logo Key + R key.

    • Type services.msc.

    • Search for Volume Shadow Copy service.

    • Right click on it and select
      Stop.
    Now, take ownership of the System volume Information folder and then try to delete its contents.

    Step 2: File permissions.

    • Right click on System volume Information folder.
    • Select Properties.
    • Go to Security tab.
    • Select the user name.
    • Click on Edit button.
    • Under permission to Authenticated user, check on full control.
    • Click on Apply and OK button.

    Hope it helps. Do let us know the status of the issue. If you need further assistance, get back to us. We will be glad to assist you.
     
    Syed Md Bilal, Aug 10, 2018 at 7:57 AM
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  3. Jordan Dom Win User
    System Volume Information contains redundant historical "System Volume Information" files using 80% of my disk

    Hi,

    There are different options available in the Windows 10 operating system that allow you to manage the disk drives on your computer. This includes formatting disk drives or cleaning up junk files.
    The system volume information folder contains the system restore point entries,
    data used by the content indexing service databases that speed up your file searches, the volume shadow copy service for backups, and the distributed link tracking service databases used to repair shortcuts and links.

    Usually, it is not recommended to delete the entries from the System volume information since Windows needs this files. For us to resolve your concern, kindly attempt the steps below to shrink the size of the System Volume Information
    folder:

    • Press the Windows key + x to open the Quick link menu and from the list select
      Control panel.
    • Select System and Security and then from the options presented choose
      System.
    • On the left had the panel of the System information window, select the option
      System protection.
    • Once you have the System properties window open, select the
      System protection tab and then click on the button labeled configure.
    • You can now control how much disk space Windows uses for System Restore points.

    Once you complete the steps you can now attempt to delete the folder and check if this improves the storage space you have on the disk drives.

    We look forward to your response once you complete the steps.
     
  4. iamShouvikMitra Win User

    About System Volume Information and Windows backup folder

    Is $Recycle.Bin and System Volume Information folders safe?

    Recently, I see some strange folders named "$Recycle.Bin" and "System Volume Information" which are attributed
    hidden. When I search the internet for these, I became literally confused! Some say, it is a virus/malware (named
    Recycler) while others speak of this being a system file.

    Notifications:

    • When I tried to delete $Recycle.Bin folder, it requires the administrative power, and if granted, gets deleted. But in a second, it also gets replaced with a new folder just with the same name. So literally, I am not able to remove this
      folder.
    • When I tried to open the System Volume Information folder, It shows a pop-up displaying access denied ...
    • When I tried to delete the System Volume Information folder, it doesn't happen, and displays the same access denied information.
    • The two folders appears on every partitions available.
    If these are some kind of malware, why is my Mcafee Internet Security unable to detect it?
     
    iamShouvikMitra, Aug 10, 2018 at 7:57 AM
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