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_RESTORE folder

by tah_davis / December 15, 2004 8:14 AM PST

This is referred to Defrag ME. I had the same experience when I tried to defrag my C drive. It took a couple day. Then I exited but instead of reboot (shutdown), I accidently hit 'restart', I believed the system tried to do re-instoring and created _RESTORE folder in my C drive. I try to get rid of it but it does not allow me to do, say I cannot access to it. It said: 'Access is denied. The source file may be in use'. My PC is ME OS with 10 GB HDD. How can I delete this folder?
Tah Davis

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Just asking.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 15, 2004 8:23 AM PST
In reply to: _RESTORE folder

Windows ME is not a new OS. You had to have run into this directory before.

In short, it's the System Restore contents and short of disabling System Restore, booting a DOS disk and deleting it there, you will not be able to delete it.

There is NO BENEFIT to defragmenting this directory.

There are severe consequences to messing it up.


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Restore folder
by harryd / December 19, 2004 3:04 PM PST
In reply to: _RESTORE folder

The restore folder can also harber a virus and re-activate if you hit restore, supposidly virus programs also won't go into the restore folder when restore is active. You might want to double check this tip, but from what I've gathered you can do the following. If your system and programs are working fine. Go into control panel, system, performance, file system, trouble shooting and check the box beside system restore, this will shut it down, after a reboot.Then run full system virus scan, then do your defrag. Then, after a re-boot, go back into contol panel and you can turn restore back on, by unchecking the box. Wise,its saved me a couple times. Hope this helps.

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