Deleting the System Volume Information folder
- From: John B. Smith <crasso@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2011 08:33:25 -0500
I'm running XP SP3. I use the free version of Avast for an antivirus.
Recently Avast started hanging during a scan. After about a day's
worth of troubleshooting (I have too much free time) I discovered I
could choose to scan folders. Then I found out if I unchecked the
System Information Folder on C: that Avast would run without error. I
have XP's System Restore turned off, I use an image backup. When I
posted my hang problem on the Avast forum someone suggested I try
deleting the System Volume Information folder, that it would simply
destroy one System Restore point that XP would automatically replace.
I found that if I added my name to the folder's Security that I could
indeed delete it, but dire warnings scared me off. Is it safe for me
to delete that folder?
Also: trying to open the log file in the System Volume Information
folder with Notepad does indeed hang NotePad also. ???
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