syetem volume information taking ALOT of hard drive space help

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  1. johnsamsung10

    johnsamsung10 New Member

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    hi there. my dads computer has very little hard drive space left, so i downloaded file size t see which flyer was taking all the room away, the folder "system volume information" is using 77.5% of the hard drive and with all the other files photos ext its only got 4.5gb left (223gb hard drive) can i delete these files or not? also ran a virus scan and came up with no issues.
    any help appreciated
    thanks
     
  2. Josephur

    Josephur Windows Forum Admin
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    This is probably due to System Restore, make sure his computer is set to use a nominal amount of space for System Restore (say %10).

    If you want to get into the nitty gritty and learn about how much space Volume Shadow Copy is using, launch an Elevated Command Prompt and check out the following:

    vssadmin list shadowstorage (shows storage usage)
    vssadmin Resize ShadowStorage /For=C: /On=C: /Maxsize=10GB (sets max size of Shadow Copy Storage to 10GB)
     
  3. johnsamsung10

    johnsamsung10 New Member

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    thank you this worked, now have 160gb free!
     

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