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HDD slowly filling up 3 gbs a day

by Aus10eric / April 14, 2015 10:15 PM PDT

Okay so my HDD has been filling up even when i haven't downloaded anything. i got tree size to scan and found that system volume information is taking up all the space.
i only have 150 gbs of personal stuff from games, to music.

can i delete some of these redundant looking files?

if i do will it damage my computer?

and how can i delete them if possible?


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Re: system volume information
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 14, 2015 10:23 PM PDT

That's not good, that it's incrementing so much so fast.

Anyway, to empty it just turn off system restore and turn it on again. tells how to do it in Windwos Vista, but it's more or less the same in other versions of Windows.

Did you know you can set a limit to the maximum space used? Default is quite high, but if you set it to 5 GB it suffices for normal circumstances.


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System restore
by Aus10eric / April 15, 2015 4:25 AM PDT

i run windows 7 professional. system restore doesn't have open system protection button.
how do i turn or limit the amount it backs up ?
and could there possibly be some type of virus or bug thats just using the system volume information folder as a place to dump redundant files ?

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This any help?
by Dafydd Forum moderator / April 15, 2015 4:31 AM PDT
In reply to: System restore
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by Aus10eric / April 15, 2015 4:34 AM PDT
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yeah i just found that a few minutes ago and did it.
Thanks for posting it though. i've set it to 15 percent. and i have almost a whole TB more of room now.

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I don't know about games, but...
by Oldartq / April 15, 2015 12:46 AM PDT

if it's anything like video, it could very easily fill up that harddrive. The nice thing about Hdd. is that they are very inexpensive now. So maybe an external Hdd. maybe a way for a solution.

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