Windows 10: Stop System Volume Information on USB Memory Stick?

Discus and support Stop System Volume Information on USB Memory Stick? in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Hello ALL: I keep seeing "solutions" to not having my system...64 Bit Win 10 PRO...create a System Volume Information Folder. I only want to do this... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by MPSAN, Jul 19, 2017.

  1. MPSAN Win User

    Stop System Volume Information on USB Memory Stick?


    Hello ALL:
    I keep seeing "solutions" to not having my system...64 Bit Win 10 PRO...create a System Volume Information Folder. I only want to do this on USB Memory Sticks so that when I use them in our cars the folder is not there. It keeps adding it whenever I format the USB stick, or add files. Some software, like our car Navigation updates ONLY want the update on the USB Stick and NOTHING else.

    So is there a good way to do this without messing up anything else?

    :)
     
    MPSAN, Jul 19, 2017
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  2. Stop system volume information appearing on pen drives.

    None of the replies I have seen from Microsoft actually address the issue, I suspect that the programmers responsible for this bug are not being contacted by the Customer service reps that moderate the forums here. "The left hand knoweth not what the right
    hand doeth."

    That said, I have found a solution: check over in this thread for details.

    Windows 10 Creators Update: Prevent creation of "System Volume Information"
     
    DavidGoodenough, Jul 19, 2017
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  3. Stop system volume information appearing on pen drives.

    Sorry
    Harshavardhan Rathod
    , but your information is not that much helpful.

    To make the matter so much more stupid, I got this "System Volume Information" being created even on my Kindle e-book reader !! Can you believe that ? (I know that for windows the USB memory of my Kindle is treated the same as any normal pen drive, but nonetheless,
    what use is this folder on my Kindle device ?)

    There's no "Security" tab in the Properties window for this folder on any of my pen disks; maybe this is because my Windows 10 is the Home Edition ?

    The issue is not of deleting the folder from my USB drive (Kindle reader among them), but as to PREVENT doing this again in the future.

    As another strange I found about "System restore" manager: in the System restore configuration window I do NOT see any of my USB devices at all.

    This one is even stranger, isn't it ? So then why does the folder is created ?

    Anyway, the only decent way to remove the folder is to connect the USB drive to my Linux box and ... simply remove the folder.

    But I'm getting tired of this "game"..... windows creates this folder on the USB drive (for no reason, in my opinion) and Linux (is capable of) deleting it !

    Is there any option in the settings, or even a registry key that I should create/modify and thus prevent Windows 10 from creating this folder on any of my USB drives ?

    The tips I found so far are more or less adapted to WIndows 8.1 or maybe Windows 7, but not workeable anymore in Windows 10.

    For instance, I can't find any Window Search key in my HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows .

    Is it normal ?

    Is it located somewhere else ?
     
    CornelDiaconu, Jul 19, 2017
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  4. pepanee Win User

    Stop System Volume Information on USB Memory Stick?

    I remember a long time ago I figured how to fix that.... when we all had Windows XP. Now I find it impossible for Windows to resist the temptation of creating a System Volume Information folder for any drive. Even my old-skool Video iPod has that folder in it. It's such a completely useless folder for drives that don't have System Restore enabled on them. YET it would be nice to see where the solution is to disable System Volume Information on drives that don't need it.


    Stop System Volume Information on USB Memory Stick? [​IMG]
     
    pepanee, Jul 20, 2017
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  5. MPSAN Win User
    Yes, there has to be a way. I hope someone here has figured it out. A Google Search has some suggestions but then others say to not try it!
     
    MPSAN, Jul 20, 2017
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  6. Eagle51 Win User
    Win10 Home and the reg hack didn't work me *Sad
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search
    DisableRemovableDriveIndexing = 1
     
    Eagle51, Jul 20, 2017
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  7. Eagle51 Win User
    Right ... I was just curious if the reg hack worked for Win10 Home. I got Win10 Pro running in VM, soon as I get a chance I'm gonna try the Group Policy fix and if that don't work ... the reg hack *Smile
     
    Eagle51, Jul 20, 2017
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  8. MPSAN Win User

    Stop System Volume Information on USB Memory Stick?

    Great, let me know what you find and how you did it if it works.
     
    MPSAN, Jul 20, 2017
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  9. Eagle51 Win User
    Not sure this is valid test ... Win 10 Pro (Latest Insiders Preview) running in Virtualbox VM

    Doing the Group Policy Fix which actually adds the DisableRemovableDriveIndexing = 1 to the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search did NOT work, even with a Reboot *Sad

    Manually deleted "System Volume Information" before each
    Format USB Stick puts it back
    Removing & Reinserting USB Stick puts it back
     
    Eagle51, Apr 5, 2018
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