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WINDOWS 7 SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION FOLDER

Dec 18, 2010 3:42PM PST

Can anyone tell me how to get to the System Volume Information Folder on Windows 7? And how do I gain access to it so I can open it. I understand it holds restore points.

I contacted Micrisoft Technical Support and they acted like they
didn't even know what I was talking about.

Your help is deeply appreciated!!!!!

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Maybe
Dec 18, 2010 9:34PM PST

Open W.E.

Double click 'C'
Organize>folder and search options>view

Tick> shown hidden files
Untick> hide protected operating system files

Apply
OK

I now see a folder called sys vol info.

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WINDOWS 7 SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION FOLDER
Dec 18, 2010 11:23PM PST

Thanks for the fast response. I don't have the laptop with me a just this minute.
The main reason I want access to it is sometimes you will pick-up a virus and it will go straight to that folder. I have gotten viruses on my XP Desktop and was able to remove them bu using CyberScrub and saving to have to reinstall the ioo system.

Thank you so much again.

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Let's share the cure for that.
Dec 18, 2010 11:52PM PST

Turn off system restore and turn it back on.

Any tinkering with SR's folders renders restore so likely to fail that we may as well do this the supported way.
Bob

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WINDOWS 7 SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION FOLDER
May 18, 2012 7:20PM PDT

Sorry I took so long in replying to you. I appreciate it very much. That worked great. I wish I had you here with me to teach this old dog the new tricks on Win & Pro 32bit. I can tell you anything just about it on Win XP Pro and Media Center, but this Win 7 is a new bag of tricks.

Thanks'

Thomas

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cannot able to access folder system volume information
Nov 7, 2012 2:46AM PST

i got the folder called system volume information but still i m not able to open it. it says access is denied.. plz help..

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Locked. But read this link.
Nov 7, 2012 2:48AM PST
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Re: System Volume Information folder
Dec 18, 2010 9:59PM PST
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WINDOWS 7 SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION FOLDER \ icacls command
May 18, 2012 11:39PM PDT

Thanks', I tried the icacls command but it did not work. I don't know if I did it right or not. See below.
Here is what it says. icacls C:\rw_apps\ /grant administrators:F
I did that and then I thought maybe that F could have stood for the drive letter C so I changed that and still no good. I typed in just C:\rw_apps\ /grant administrators:F and still no go. I changed the administrators to my name Thomas:F no good. So the bottom line is I can not get that command to run.

Thanks'

Thomas

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Re: icacls
May 19, 2012 12:34AM PDT

Maybe:
- you don't have a folder called "\rw_apps"
- you don't have a user called "administrators"
- you don't have a Windows user called "Thomas"

If it still doesn't work with the correct folder name (for example "\system volume information" including the quotes!) and your own user name (that has administrative capabilities), you can have a look inside that folder after booting from a Linux Live disk.

Kees

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Re: icacls
May 19, 2012 4:45AM PDT

I do not have a folder called "\rw_apps"
I don't have a user called "administrators"
I do have have a Windows user called "Thomas"

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So all you need to do:
May 19, 2012 5:24AM PDT

use the right folder name in the command to get icacls working.

Try
icacls "C:\system volume information" /grant Thomas:F

Kees

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Re: icacls
May 19, 2012 6:27AM PDT

I do not know what it did but it liked flasked something and now it works fine like a well oiled machine.

Now I got to find some help with an ASUS MOBO.

Your help was greatly appreciated,

Thomas