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Deleted System Volume Information Folder on a Non-Operating system drive???

Q: Deleted System Volume Information Folder on a Non-Operating system drive???

Hey guys:

I'm an idiot!!! Last night I deleted my System Volume Information folder off of a Raid-0 set of hard drives. As I mentioned, this raid set is not drive with my XP on it. This is just a drive for storage of pictures, video, and other programs I prefer not to have on my C:\. I did take go as far as to turn off System Restore before deleting it. Now when I boot up I cannot access the drive at all. It tells me that "The drive is not formatted. Do I want to format it now?."

I don't want to do that and I am wondering if there is a way to create a new System Volume Information folder so I can access the drive again???

Thanks

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A: Deleted System Volume Information Folder on a Non-Operating system drive???

I think you are connecting the dots...where there is no connection.

Deleting a system volume folder...isn't possible by me, even when system restore is not used (I always disable SR immediately after a clean install). Even though the folders are empty and I don't have SR employed, the system won't allow me to delete these empty folders.

I believe that the problem is your RAID setup...perhaps you ought to try to repair it.

Louis

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Honestly don't know y I deleted it but, I was cleaning files from my drives while in Linux and I deleted the system volume folder from one of my hdds and now all my data is inaccessible. Haven't touched the drive since, would like a surefire way to get it back. Here is my set up64gb ssd Windows 7
1tb hdd internal (deleted system volume folder)
1tb external hdd 50gb Linux partition 950gb ntfs partition
Thanks in advance

A:recover deleted system volume information on external drive

Have you had a look at the current version of the HIRENS boot CD. this has lots of free recovery tools on it. I have used it a few times for exactly the purpose you need it for...

Go here: Download Hiren

And scroll down about 3/4 of the way and you will a download link.

hth
Tanya

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Hi. I'm trying to get rid of files and this one is the main one that I have found so far that is getting stuck and not being deleted. It says that "change.log" is being used by other users.

Occasionally as well a chinese website pops up for some reason.

Thanks

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 18:33:25, on 17/10/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16876)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton PC Checkup\executables\mrHealthy\MrHealthy.exe
C:\Program Files\NDAS\System\ndassvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqnrs08.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\S... Read more

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I am using Windows XP Pro and recently created a restore point in my System Restore program. This was over a month ago, and I no longer need that restore point. When I defrag with either Diskeeper or Norton Speedisk, I get a report on a good number of defragmented/defragmentable files, most of which are in the Restore folder in my System Volume Information folder. I was able to access my System Volume folder and found the offending file but hesitate to delete that file unless I can be assured that I can do so safely.

Would a simple delete be okay?

Attached is a screenshot of the folder in my Systems Information folder.
 

A:Safe to a Delete System Restore Folder from System Volume Information?

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hi

i'm on win2k pro and have ntfs file system; i just installed an additional 300g seagate on my pc as storage; however, i notice that it doesnt have a system volume information folder like all my other hd's; should i worry? in the past, after i create a partition to set it up, this hidden folder shows after a reboot except this time

i wonder why

thanks
 

A:no system volume information folder on new hd

Check Device Manager to see if the drive is designated as "removable".

You need only worry if you want System Restore to monitor that drive so that you can restore it. That may not be necessary in this case.
 

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Hi,

I have two partitions on my disk. One for the the operating system (xp pro) and the other one for data and so on. The other day decided to unmark the "hide system files and folders" option, just to try and experience.

Now, on my data partition root appeared a folder that names itself "system volume information". I cant acess that folder, and the system alerts me of some kind of nfts allocation table error, or something like that, when i try to acees it
What is that folder? Should i be worried?

Regards...
 

A:System Volume Information Folder

System Volume Information Folder

How to gain access to the System Volume Information folder
 

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I cannot see any sign of the System Volume Information folder in Explorer or any other file browser program I try.
It is not grayed out, it is not there. When I enter Tools, Folder Options, View, the Show hidden files and folders
is selected. As a matter of fact, if I then select Do not show hidden files and folders, the next time I open View,
it has gone back to Show hidden files and folders!
Even though hidden folders should therefore show, the SVI folder remains hidden.
I have examined my system by booting with BartPE XPE and there is the SVI folder with all the restore points, etc.
I am using XPPRO, NTFS.
Thanks in advance for any help.
Ken Gash

A:Cannot See System Volume Information Folder

How to Show Hidden Files in Xp:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/43032/how-to-show-hidden-files-in-xp/

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C:\System Volume Information" /E /G Zombie :F

None of the cmd commands would work at all I've tried everything and its says the commands aren't real.

The command above is my example it did nothing.

I have a virus inside my Sysem Volume Information folder I wanted to see what VirusTotal.com would say if I sent the file to them. But dumb enough I'm not allowed to get into that folder even know I can see it. The OS doesn't allow me to just click into the folder its self.

C:\System Volume Information\_restore{7DC0BD25-810A-4646-9B02-25E7BB3740C2}\RP38\A0014125.exe (The A0014125.exe is the virus and the only file in the folder.

Anybody have any ideas what I should do?

Because this "virus" or spying .exe file came from FreeMake Video Converter.

Yet, I can only view with add now Quarantined Items.

A:Trying to get into System Volume Information Folder.

How to gain access to the System Volume Information folder

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Is it safe to delete the hidden System Volume Information Folder if I am not using the system restore feature under Windows XP Pro?
 

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I tried to format my 2GB USB drive in NTFS Format in WINDOWS XP. When i format the drive, it was formatted successfully, but inside the formatted drive one of the folder is created named as "System Volume Information". I tried to delete the folder, it says "Access Denied" also remove my USB drive safely but it show and error like "the Generic Volume is used in another program...". why it will happens, the folder "System Volume Information" is a virus?.. how can i overcome this problem... reply me as soon as possible.. thanks to all...

A:System Volume Information Folder in USB?

It's not a virus.

It's a system folder present on most NTFS volumes and is used primarily for system restore points (this folder is where they're saved to). It's intentionally set up so you can't simply delete it. To do that, you'll have to give yourself ownership of the folder and then assign yourself full access permissions.

If this folder bothers you, you might format your USB stick as FAT32 instead.

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Hello all!

I've screwed up, I don't know how it happened but I was moving around some stuff and something happened with the open windows (got stucked to the cursor) and when I got it to stop (I've got a new mouse with some small buttons on the side, and I've not managed to get used to them .. however I will disable those)

Well the problem is that when I got to unhook that window from my cursor my 300Gb + mp3 folder was gone .. man it almost gave me a heartattack, cause I've been working on that thing for years basically ...

I found it, it's somehow inside the "D:\system volume information" folder, and if I dragg it out to the root of the D drive it dissapears from the sys vol dir, but doesn't show up in the root at the D drive .. ?? and then if I go out from the sys vol dir and go back in again (basically refresh) then there it is again ..

summary: ... cannot move my mp3 folder back to the D:\ folder since it accidently got moved to d:\system volume information ..

please help .. I'm nervous like a cat on a hot tin roof

Thanks

//Ken1

A:system volume information folder

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Ken1


Hello all!

I've screwed up, I don't know how it happened but I was moving around some stuff and something happened with the open windows (got stucked to the cursor) and when I got it to stop (I've got a new mouse with some small buttons on the side, and I've not managed to get used to them .. however I will disable those)

Well the problem is that when I got to unhook that window from my cursor my 300Gb + mp3 folder was gone .. man it almost gave me a heartattack, cause I've been working on that thing for years basically ...

I found it, it's somehow inside the "D:\system volume information" folder, and if I dragg it out to the root of the D drive it dissapears from the sys vol dir, but doesn't show up in the root at the D drive .. ?? and then if I go out from the sys vol dir and go back in again (basically refresh) then there it is again ..

summary: ... cannot move my mp3 folder back to the D:\ folder since it accidently got moved to d:\system volume information ..

please help .. I'm nervous like a cat on a hot tin roof

Thanks

//Ken1


Lets try the easy way first. Just go to back up and restore, to a point prior to the problem, and restore. If you are not sure how thats done just follow instructions below:



Just go to help and information, and type back up and restore, follow instructions. You will be good to go in no time. In the case of problems, just return and we will... Read more

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I've got this Keylog-Briss virus in my system volume information folder. Maybe I'm wrong, but doesn't that folder pertain to my restore points and whatnot? If so, I'm pretty sure that McAfee can't scan that folder because of access rights. So how do I get in there and get it out?
 

A:Virus in system volume information folder. How do I get rid of it?

Turn off system restore by following instructions here
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/2001111912274039 for Xp
or here
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/2001012513122239 for ME

That will purge the restore folder and clear any malware that has been put in there. Then reboot & then re-enable sytem restore & create a new restore point.
 

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Hello, everyone. I have a HJT log for you guys to take a look at. I got a message from my AVG telling me I had a threat detected, and it came up under my E:/System Volume Information (E:/ is a secondary drive) with four different files saying A0051366.exe. AVG was able to get rid of one of these files, but the other three say they aren't accessible. I'm not sure how to access that folder or those files. I figured I'd run a HijackThis log too, to make sure everything else was going okay.Here's the log, and many thanks in advance:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:57:54 PM, on 4/29/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exeC:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Jav... Read more

A:HJT Log and a trojan in System Volume Information folder

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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i have a problem with the spybot.worm.gen virus and McAfee is telling me that the virus is located in the System Volume Information folder. However, even when I uncheck to show all folders and files, I cannot see it. I have searched over and over and cannot put a location on it. What can I do??? Many thanks!
 

A:Can't find folder, C:/System Volume Information

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Note: See Additional Information at the bottom first.

This is not an emergency at this time. I'm trying to understand it for future use, when it /could/ be an emergency.

I'm using Windows XP Pro SP2 (FAT32, not NTFS). When following Charlie White's "Windows Crashed? Here's Help" tutorial (3/14/02) [http://webcast.broadcastnewsroom.com...e.jsp?id=8658] to restore my crashed C: drive, I came to the part where he says "Open the System Volume Information folder." However, when I opened it, it was empty! I have done this same procedure before, and the folder was loaded with files, which I used as instructed in the tutorial, but this time the folder was empty. Somehow these files seem to have been deleted.

Here are the relevant instructions:
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1. Open My Computer
2. Click on the Tools menu, then click Folder Options.
3. Click the View tab.
4. Under Hidden files and folders, click to select Show hidden files and folders, and then click to clear the Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) check box.
5. Click Yes when the dialog box that confirms that you want to display these files appears.
In My Computer, Double-click the drive where you installed Windows XP (usually Drive C) to display a list of the folders. then double-click on the "System Volume Information" folder. This folder contains the system restore points stored on your computer. The folders will look similar to this:
_restore{EE42BEB8-700A-495F... Read more

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Hi..

I have quite a small hard drive and am constantly battling for space on my c drive.

I use windirstat a lot and it tells me that a lot of items are in the system volume information _restore folder.. and some are taking a lot of space.

I checked Google and it says that this is the folder where my restore information is stored, now the thing is that I have disabled system restore. It was deactivated as soon as I started running short on space which was an year back.

So why is this folder still there? Is there a "safe" was to delete this?

Thanks

A:system volume information _restore folder

If SR is disabled...the folder is empty.

It cannot be deleted permanently, it's a Windows system folder and loads when Windows loads.

Louis

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Win7 SP1
My System Volume folder is gigantic right now, almost 10GB.

I thought I could decrease that by deleting some older restore points with CrapCleaner.

When I looked at the SR points in CC, there is only one there, the most receont one, created today.

Is that possible---one restore point ten GB in size?

Or---has something gone wrong? If so, any way to fix it?

Anyone have an idea what could be going wrong with that--a 10 GB SV folder with only one restore point in it?

Of course, one solution would be to turn off system restore, so that everything in that folder is deleted, then start it again. However, if something goes wrong with the computer, that SR point could be a lifesaver, necessary to restore the system.

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One other question--can the contents of the SVI folder be copied to an external HDD for backup (I have taken ownership of the folder, and given myself full permission on it and subfolders), before turning SR off and on? Then if necessary to use that saved SR point, copy those contents back to the SVI folder of the original drive?

A:Giant System Volume Information Folder

Well, you can actually start system restore and then click "Choose a different restore point" to display the other available points, see this tut.

System Restore

You can also a 3rd party tool like QRM Plus manager to take a look at the points.

How To Delete Individual Restore Points In Windows 7

Its possible the previous restore points got deleted for some reason or theres insufficient space allotted to them. You can set that space this way.

System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage

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How can I view the System Volume Information folder?
 

A:How can I view the System Volume Information folder?

Right-click, Properties. Give yourself permission under the Security tab.
 

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In one it swelled from 40 something MB to almost 800MB.here is a HijackThis Log:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 10:13:37 PM, on 6/23/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exeC:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avguard.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXEC:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exeC:\Program Files\CyberLink DVD Solution\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exeC:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCD.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\... Read more

A:Huge System Volume Information Folder

Hello IHateAbnormalities and welcome to the BC HijackThis forum. I see no signs of viruses or malware in this log. It is clean.

The System Volume Information folder is where system restore points are stored. The disk space used is a percentage of the disk size so 800MB is not an unreasonable amount of space for this folder to use. You can specify the amount of space used by system restore by going to the Control Panel and then the System applet. Click on the System Restore tab to see and/or set the current settings.

Cheers.

OT

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When I first bought my 1TB Iomega Network Drive, I tried to do a copy or clone or something of my entire hard-drive. It didn't work out well, because I was doing it wirelessly and about half-way through every time, it crashed. I could never get it to finish. I went through and tried to delete all the files in the folder I saved them into (called backups) and was able to delete nearly everything (some things I had to right-click and go to properties and uncheck "Read-Only" to make it go away) but for some reason I cannot get rid of the folder leftover called "System Volume Information." I tried unchecking "Read-Only," but it doesn't seem to help. I tried also using a program that allows you to "Take Ownership," but that doesn't help either.Please see the photos and the contents of the folder:<a href="http://s167.photobucket.com/albums/u122/heavyjavadrinker/internet/?action=view&amp;current=3rd-folder.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u122/heavyjavadrinker/internet/3rd-folder.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

A:How to delete SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION FOLDER

You can delete the contents of the System Volume Information folders, but not the folders themselves. If you don't use system restore just disable it. All restore points will be deleted immediately.

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I use an external portable hard drive for backups of my downloaded programs and system backup (not scheduled just manual backups). There is an empty folder "System Volume Information" but i can't remove it.

A:Unwanted System Volume Information folder

  
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I use an external portable hard drive for backups of my downloaded programs and system backup (not scheduled just manual backups). There is an empty folder "System Volume Information" but i can't remove it.


That probably came with the drive. And it may not be empty - just hidden files. I would not delete it.

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Is it normal for a brand new external drive bought in year 2013 to have a system volume information folder that is created in 2012? I thought the folder should be the date it is first plug into a computer?

A:Question regarding system volume information folder

The folder would keep the time stamp of when it was created. It's not unheard of, the seller may have had it a long time or the vendor they got it from. I have bought new drives with a year-old production date.

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I have been noticing recently, my C drive gets occupied fully even if there are no bigger programs installed.
Out of 150gb, after uninstalling few programs, the space left was 30gb. Day by day it started decreasing and i saw 20gb today.

I used the disk cleanup tool and it shows only 100mb after selecting all fields.

I was worried still that space was not freeing and ran this program WinDirStat. Here are the screenshots.


System Volume information folder occupies 75% of space - meaning 100gb.
There are lot of files which were around 1gb - 2gb and they are created from 2013.

Can somebody tell me why 100 gb? I read that this service is important but why is it taking this much of space..please help to remove these unwanted older files if any.

FYI, I tried below options after googling and also searching in this forum:
Used disk clean up tool and selected more options > system restore and shadow copies > deleteDisabling and Enabling System restoreDeleting shadow copies through VSSAdmin Delete Shadows commandVirus scan in System Volume Information folder (after taking ownership of that folder) through Kaspersky and ESET SSManual delete of the files.Selecting delete option in System Protection > ConfigureChanging maximum usage to some x%

I have tried all these methods but still those files are existing. Please help

A:System Volume Information folder occupied 100 gb

System Volume Information contains:
System Restore pointsDistributed Link Tracking Service databases for repairing your shortcuts and linked documents.Content Indexing Service databases for fast file searchesInformation used by the Volume Shadow Copy.

Since you cannot delete anything from this folder while Windows is running. The quick way is to delete the whole folder using Linux Slacko Puppy.
Download the ISO (160MB) :Slacko Puppy Linux . Click one of the link shown on screen shot #1.Create a bootable USB Using Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy wayBoot from USB, the screen should look like the screen shot. From the bottom left #2 of the screen. The HDs mounted as sda1, sda2 ... and one of these is your C: Drive.Find the System Volume Information, right click and delete it.Disconnect the USB and reboot Windows, a new System Volume Information folder should be created

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Dear gurus,
My antivirus detected (in Windows XP drived computer) Trojan.PWS.Panda.20 in System Volume Information folder.
The messages are:
C:\System Volume Information\_restore(8C5911F4-B9DB-47F2-B998-767C59C667B6)\RP178\A0059154.exe\gziped.gz is infected by Trojan.PWS.Panda.20
and
C:\System Volume Information\_restore(8C5911F4-B9DB-47F2-B998-767C59C667B6)\RP178\A0059154.exe &#8211; archive contains infected objects.

How dangerows this infection and how can I cure it?
 

A:Trojan in System Volume Information folder -what to do?.

Turn off System Restore, then turn it back on. That usually flushes those out.
 

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I cannot see any sign of the System Volume Information folder in Explorer or any other file browser program I try.
It is not grayed out, it is not there. When I enter Tools, Folder Options, View, the Show hidden files and folders is selected. As a matter of fact, if I then select Do not show hidden files and folders, the next time I open View, it has gone back to Show hidden files and folders!
Even though hidden folders should therefore show, the SVI folder remains hidden.
I have examined my system by booting with BartPE XPE and there is the SVI folder with all the restore points, etc.
I am using XPPRO, NTFS.
Thanks in advance for any help.
Ken Gash
 

A:Solved: System Volume Information folder

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I was browsing a web page and suddenly firefox gave me an security alert that my computer might be in danger therefore all my harddrives should be scanned.Unfortunately , I clicked OK.After that a fake online-scanner webpage came out , according to that web-page it was scanning my harddrives in order to find the viruses.So I immediately closed that fake web-page within 5 or 6 seconds and turned off Adsl modem and disconnected from internet.Although I do not have problems with my computer at this moment ; no slowdowns , ram and cpu usage is normal , I am still not sure whether my computer is infected by any kind of viruses or not.I made a full scan with malwarebytes and kaspersky internet security 2010 (trial version) in safe mode.No viruses found.But I would like to indicate that during scanning with kaspersky ,the scanning process stucked at 91% ,and I was able to complete the scanning process by stopping and then resuming the scan.So should I generate a HijackThis log now or what prodecure should I follow?I also have another question to ask: I have windows 7 installed as OS.I checked the System Volume Information folders for all the partitions for a possible virus infection.I have C: D: (my first harddisk)and G: (my second harddisk) partitions.I've seen that regarding the D: and G: partitions ,for System Volume Information subfolders (SPP etc..), only SYSTEM has the permission (full control) . On the other hand , regarding the C: ,for the subfolders(SPP ,System Rest... Read more

A:Am I infected?And a question about System Volume Information folder

Hello.

Are you experiencing any symptoms that lead you to believe that you may be infected?

As for the SVI folders, you should not alter those permissions.

~Blade

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On my Dell Windows 7 laptop (Studio 1555) I have the System Volume Information showing (despite checking "hide system files" and hide hidden folder options enabled). The folder is also accessable from my admin account (not the root admin but the admin of the PC).

Dell Studio 1555
Windows 7 SP1 x64 (all updates installed)
Norton Internet Security 2013.

A:System Volume Information folder showing on my Dell PC

I've done a factory re-install of Windows and the folders are still showing.  I think it's showing by default for that particular Dell model.

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I did google a few times but couldn't find a way to solve. I'm using Windows 7 pro x64 (I think I upgraded from windows 7 home edition). I had same problem last week but while I was cleaning out some stuff windows was updated so I had to restart....and then there suddenly was 17 gbs free space. But ever since last update my HDD is down to attachments.

I'm on laptop with followings:

ASUS N61JQ-X1 16-Inch Laptop
1.6 GHz Intel Core i7-720QM Quad-Core Processor
4GB DDR3
320GB HDD
Windows 7 Home Premium

I'm using TuneUp Utilities 2011 (luckily the new guys who took over and messed up TuneUp stuff decided not to mess with anything before 2012 version) with Avast. As you guys can see from my attachments, Windows folder and System Volume Information alone are taking 50+ Gbs. I'm also wondering if I need all these crabs with amd64-microsoft-naturallanguages-blahblahblah? I have 84000 files of these craps. I do keep it hibernation which is about 3gbs. I moved system restore point to external HDD so no back up whatsoever in C drive, all games except few, which are located in D drive, are located in external HDD.

Is there any way I can possibly clean up from windows and system volume information without harming my computer? btw, I didn't do a single format ever since I bought this computer because it still runs smoothly. The only thing that's bothering me right now is C drive space, and I don't want to format because I'm going to grab a new machine for programming at th... Read more

A:Window folder and System Volume information too large.

Note: I see you moved System Restore to another drive, no idea how that affects the following! Follow it regardless.

Avast Bug

Please read https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=162041.0
Also check https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=166697.0

Avast sets System Restore disk usage % to 50.

You can try:
- go to control panel-> programs and features -> Avast -> change
- remove the component NG (down below).
- change % back to 10% (windows default) or whatever you like it
- restart
- check if % is what you set
- check restore points (seems this NG delete old restore points when run out of space)
- manually create a restore point if there are none
- open command prompt ->vssadmin list shadowstorage
- see how much space it takes.

You can also try uninstalling Grimefighter if above won't solve your problem.

For Windows folder:
Did you run Disk Cleanup yet?

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in my computer all the hard drives show a recycler and a system volume information folder.even when i insert a pendrive into my computer these two folders are shown. when i delet them it disappears only to come back after a few seconds. is this something to worry?moreover, when i turn on my computer the desktop icons are not the actual ones but after some seconds it becomes ok. please help

A:procreating receycler and System volume information folder

Hi .

I think you meant...recreating, not procreating . In any case, I understand the question.

Those folders automatically appear on any drive (other than optical) which is attached/installed on a system...it's the way Windows operates.

So there is nothing to worry about and they are system files/folders which are there for a reason.

Same for the icon thing, nothing to worry about...perfectly normal, it takes a while for things to get settled.

Louis

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Hi,
i'm suspect it had been infected since it turn into blue screen and it reboot once, right after that my laptop acting strange with the following symptoms:

1. There is these additional folder in C:/ which are Recycler & System volume information which would appear again after reboot even it were deleted.

2. I was once able to trace that svchost.exe to run in C:/winxp/system32/ locking the folder System volume information by using Unlocker but unable to run for second time.

3. The svchost.exe is using great amount of memory usage (49,000K) as shown in Task Manager.

4. As i'm browsing Internet, Outlook express and Windows Messenger would pop out automatically without i'm clicking it.

5. When i'm browsing using Firefox, it would appear another unknown webpage for about 1 second before display the correct webpage.

6. I'm using Kaspersky Internet security (chinese version) but could not detect any virus thread .

7. Folder in Windows explorer would display a pop up showing the details of the folder even the view type is tiles.

Appreciate your help in advance
DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFSx86
Run by Admin at 14:00:14.98 on 04-Jan-11
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2039.1248 [GMT 8:00]

FW: ZoneAlarm Firewall *Enabled*

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINXP\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
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A:Couldn't delete svchost.exe in system volume information folder

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
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i have just recently installed avast antivirus. the first scan came up with 2 viruses. i deleted the first one because it just infected a game. the second, i didnt, because i dont know what harm it could do to my computer.

the scan came up with:

c:/system volume information\_restore{05779BB2...SomeMoreNumbers....34.des is infected with Win32:sdbot_47

i didnt delete it yet. what can i do???

before installing avast, i have mcafee antivir installed but the virus didnt show up.

currently, these are on my computer: mcafee antivirus, avast, zone alarm, ad aware, spybot. i just downloaded all of these 2 days ago except for mcafee which i have had forever.

A:System Volume Information Folder Infected With Win32:sdbot

Hi some info here......... http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/pest/pe...px?id=453088763 it also appeers that it is in your system restore,you might have to disable system restore to delete it..... Hope this helps...

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okay, so I think i got this virus a while ago, but the pop-ups werent too bad. so i would just ignore them (i know that probably wasnt the best idea) but now they are super annoying and i really want to get rid of this stupid virus or whatever it is. I have ran, Malwarebytes, Spybot Search & Destroy, and Avast, and so far only Symantec Antivirus has been able to detect the virus. Im not the best with figuring out things on the computer, so i think im gonna need a lot of help!
 

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I'm on a Windows XP computer. My C drive (which is main) has a total of 19.5 GB of space but I only have 192 KB of free space left! The hidden System Volume Information folder is taking up 14.3 GB of space! Meaning I am only using like 5 GB for program and personal files. And as we all know, you can't just directly delete the System Volume Information folder since it has something to do with the System Restore stuff (which is turned off!) I have tried every method on the internet to help me, but nothing is working! I tried installing CCleaner but that can't be installed as I only have 192 KB left on the C drive... and when I try to download it into a flash drive and install it from there to use the program, it won't work... I NEED TO GET RID OF THIS SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION folder. I think I've come to a point where I don't care if I screw up the system restore by directly deleting the folder. I NEED THOSE 14.3 GB. Is there ANY safe way to get rid of it? I can't even start a new restore point...

Also another problem I'm having is whenever I drag, cut, or copy a folder or item from any of the drives on My Computer, it freezes.

I'll be VERY thankful to those who help!
 

A:How to remove SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION folder? [Please help, it's driving me INSANE]

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I am unable to rid my system of a trojan since it is located in the System Volume Information folder which I am unable to access. I've researched methods of gaining access to this area, but have still been unsuccessful. Any suggestions or assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Here is the excerpt from my Avira AntiVirus scan log denoting the location of the trojan:

Begin scan in 'C:\'
C:\pagefile.sys
[WARNING] The file could not be opened!
[NOTE] This file is a Windows system file.
[NOTE] This file cannot be opened for scanning.
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{04376BDB-457D-47BC-A091-B7E57E45A466}\RP6\A0000419.dll
[DETECTION] Is the TR/Fakeinit.17408 Trojan
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{04376BDB-457D-47BC-A091-B7E57E45A466}\RP8\A0000715.dll
[DETECTION] Is the TR/Fakeinit.17408 Trojan
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ndisdrv.sys
[DETECTION] Contains recognition pattern of the RKIT/Tiny.HL root kit

Next, here is my HijackThis scan log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)
Scan saved at 11:41:09 PM, on 01.21.10
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
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Hello friends!

I am working with Windows XP SP2. I am facing a problem in accessing the folder alled "Syatem Volume Information". I found this folder in all the drives of my HDD, but whenever I click in any of them using Windows Explorer, I get an error saying "System Volume Information is not accessable, Access is denied".

I have disabled the System Restore feature and I guess this folder is used to store files of System Restore. Even after disabling System Restore, there are files left in this folder which is using a good amount of my HDD space.

Please tell me as to how can I access the contents of this folder and is it safe to delete whatever is in that folder. Moreover, as I already disabled the system restore feature, is there a way to completely remove this folder.

Thank you.
 

A:Solved: Problem to access System Volume Information Folder?

Hi,

Yes, the SVI (System Volume Information) folder is where SR (System Restore) restore points are stored. SR will place a SVI folder on every partition it sees. This will include external hard drives and some flash drives. There is no way to permanently remove the SVI folder, other than hiding the partition with 3ed party partitioning software. Normally disabling SR empties the SVI folder.

Here are instruction on how to access the SVI folder.
http://bertk.mvps.org/html/tips.html#SRFileLocation

If the Indexing Service is turned on you will see a catalog.wci folder in the SVI folder.
 

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Over the last two months, for no apparent reason, the SVI grew 44 GB, eating up precious HD space. For what I can see the system is creating Restore Points at a pace exceeding one each 7 days or each time a system update is made.
I need to a) eliminate about 32 GB of restore points (averaging 3.5 GB each) since Nov 2014 and b) set restore point pace back to normal.
Thanks in advance

A:SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION folder grew 50% in 2 months. Need to trim

Check the registry entry shown in This Post

Personally I reckon it's best to disable system restore entirely and make regular system image backups.

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This is really bothering me. I disabled the System Restore function, but my SVI folder still contains over 10GB of data! And I find it hard to believe that the indexing service uses up this much space... so, what can I do to free up all this space?
 

A:System Volume Information folder taking up over 10GB of space

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Hi, and thanks in advance for any help. I definitely have a little spyware on this computer. It's Windows XP. It only manifests itself by either turning my master wave volume all the way down or random audio ads that come from nowhere. Also Internet Explorer windows open infrequently with ads out of nowhere.

I've run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, rkill, SuperAntiSpyware, and Spybot Search and Destroy and they pick up nothing. Hitman is the only thing to pick up two problems (labeled "smss.exe" and "services.exe") in the C:\System Volume Information\Microsoft folder. I've gained access to it by changing view and security settings and tried to manually delete the two files (which are labeled as "File Loaders" and "Black Internet"). It always says 'access is denied,' even when using Unlocker. Any attempt to delete upon reboot using Unlocker hasn't worked.

Hitman finds them, says it's removing them, and then says they will be removed upon reboot. I reboot and either one or both are still there. Any ideas?

Incidentally, when it starts up after rebooting, Spybot picks up that 'an important registry entry has been changed' and asks if I want to allow the change to the entry "BootExecute. Old data: autocheck autochk *\bootdelete. New data: autocheck autochk *\" I've tried both allowing it and denying it, and the trojans are still there.

Thanks for any help!

A:How do I delete services.exe and smss.exe from my System Volume Information folder?

Hello, the C:\System Volume Information\Microsoft folder is the System Restore Point folder.Now you should Create a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been backed up, renamed and saved in System Restore. Since this is a protected directory your tools cannot access to delete these files, they sometimes can reinfect your system if you accidentally use an old restore point. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state. The easiest and safest way to do this is:Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name, then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recently created Restore Point.Go to Start > Run and type: CleanmgrClick "Ok". Disk Cleanup will scan your files for several minutes, then open.Click the "More Options" tab, then click the "Clean up" button under System Restore.Click Ok. You will be prompted with "Are you sure you want to delete all but the most recent restore point?"Click... Read more

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i have windows xp pro sp2. some days ago, i installed avast antivirus. and with avast, after you install it, it does a quick scan of your hard drive upon boot up. the scan starts before i log in to windows (so its just the blue screen and the scanning). it is said that the scanning only happens once. avast managed to find 2 infected files. i deleted the other one. the second one was this:c:/system volume information\_restore{05779BB2...SomeMoreNumbers....34.des is infected with Win32:sdbot_47 [trj]

i didnt delete that file because i was afraid that something wrong might happen.
so after researching and asking people about it, i have been adviced to disable system restore and do a scan in safe mode.

i didnt disable the system restore because all my restore points would be deleted and there are people who adviced against this.

so i did a full scan on safe mode. some files could not be scanned. actually, around 288 of them. an example is...
local settings/temp/..... unable to scan:CAB archive is corrupted
what does this mean?
others are unable to scan:archive is password protected.

after the scan, there werent any infected files found! i am quite sure that the win32:sdbot is still there because i have not deleted it! why wasnt avast able to find this? i have done online scans too but it came up with nothing.

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A:System Volume Information Folder Infected With Win32:sdbot... Trojan?

You SHOULD turn off restore points to flush that out, then boot and then turn them on to set a clean restore point - log looks fineHere's howhttp://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgen...src=sec_doc_nam

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Hi, i'm new in this forum. I have a problem with Sytem Volume Information in my Drive D: (239GB), enlarged from 5GB to 60GB (Check from My Defrag). and the free space down from 113 GB to 51 GB. I don't know how it works, it happen when my System is under Automatic Maintenance (in Windows 8). anyone can help with my problem ?. I want to save my disk space. I have check my disk using CHKDSK. i found error, and fix that. I check again, and found no Problems.

A:System Volume Information in My Hard Drive

Looks like you have all kinds of stuff resident on that drive; yes? However, I don't understand why you have a program files directory on that drive since C appears to have the OS installed. I also see that you are storing backups on your D drive and you have an additional backup folder as well. So, I am a bit perplexed by the contents of your D drive and (exactly) what you are doing with it. With that said, the only thing I can recommend is to download a free utility that will give you a "tree-view" of that drive and you can delete any large files that are unnecessary. I use the portable "Get Folder Size" or you can install "Folder Size" (from sourceforge) which gives you a pop-up view of your folder sizes as you navigate thru explorer. Good luck

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I was wondering if anyone can help me please .. how one removes SVI from a non-fixed USB disk? I have system restore switched off on this drive..shows zero on scale but the disk has 623mb of SVI information possibly from a previous restore point setting..not sure where it came from Not sure if indexing is on this drive Can I remove this information... and how? TIA

A:How can I remove System Volume Information on a USB drive

If nothing else is on the stick, the quick, easy and painless way is to do a quick format.

Remember win 7 is going to reserve some space for file info.

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I have an external hard drive where I keep things like drive images, backup files (CrashPlan), offline data, etc.

I'm beginning to get concerned about available space. I ran a report using an application called TreeSize and noticed that I have a considerable amount of space being consumed by System Volume Information, which I understand are Restore Points.



But I also have the same folder on my Drive C, so do I really need the information contained on the external HDD? I know I will not be able to delete the folder. If I do, Windows will automatically replace it. But do I need to keep this restore point information on the external HDD?

Cheers

A:System Volume Information on an external hard drive

There will be a "System Volume Information" folder on each drive for which system protection is enabled. It will contain data relevant only to that drive.

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I have a 232GB Hard Drive which is 97% full, I wanted to clear some stuff up so I downloaded a programme called WizTree, it told me that System Volume Information was taking up 74.4% of my hard drive space, I didn't want to start endlessly deleting files because they look pretty important, but they're taking up 168.1GB of space! Is there anyway I can decrease this number? What are these files even for?

A:System Volume Information - Taking up so much hard drive space?

Not sure what's implied here with ' System Volume Information '. It could be the shadowstorage where the restore points are stored. That could be easily fixed. Run the command below and post the result.

vssadmin list shadowstorage

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I recently replaced my hard disk. The C: drive on the old disk was 350GB with 100GB free when I replaced it. I've made this partition 500GB and now there's only 20GB left.

I'm finding several files created just this month from 65Kb to 34.7GB in size. They are not all restore points from what I can tell either. I only have 1 restore point for each day over the past week, but 2 and 3 files on some days. The System Volume Information folder is now 311.8 GB in size.

Is there a way to get rid of some without clearing the restore points?

Could the System Restore configuration just be corrupted?

How can I fix this?

A:System Volume Information files filling hard drive

Create a new restore point then change the size allocated to system restore points.
By default Vista uses 15% of your disc space
Then delete old restore points
Try something like this in CMD as Administrator

vssadmin Resize ShadowStorage /For=C: /On=C: /Maxsize=10GB

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Hey, everyone!

Looking for some advice on getting my GB back, if possible.
I hope I'm posting in the right area.

The other day I had to do a System Restore on my Compaq (Windows XP) so far everything is working fine now. Though, I noticed my computer was running slower than usual. I checked my overall GB usage and found that it had dropped 20GB since the System Restore. My computer is currently 140GB in total and right now only 50% of it is left, making my computer run...not so quickly.

I used TreeSize and found that the missing 20GB was being used in "System Volume Information". I don't mean to sound like a newbie, but what exactly could be suddenly taking up 20GB of my space since the system restore? Is it possible for me to get it back without harming my computer? How do I go about doing that?

Someone mentioned that I should make sure it wasn't trojan/virus related, so I've run anti-virus, anti-malware, PC tuneups, etc. Everything is clean. Any advice?

Thanks so much!

EDIT: Okay well, after searching deeper into the "System Volume Information" I see that all the used GB is coming from a folder inside called "_restore{" and there must be 70+ different files inside, I'm guessing these are system restore points? Most of them are less than 1GB (though there are so many it apparently adds up) but one of them is a whopping 13.3GB by itself. What can I do about all these?

 

A:Help! Missing 20GB after System Restore, found in System Volume Information -- Why?

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I had trouble defragging {dbcbca6a-9a27-11df-94f4-028037000300}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752} in C:\System Volume Information using defragler. It is more than 2GB large. Is it normal for one system restore to be that large? Norton and MBAM says the my system is clean. Only 31.1 GB total used. Abou 250 GB (I think) total hard drive space

Also the tracking folder is showing weird characters:
?Cf???? ?O?8m   windellstudio15 NW?Dc`A??$??{? =?e? ? ? ????  ?             ... Read more

A:ONE System File in System Volume Information more than 3GB large. Can't Defrag

Defragging does not reduce file size, it only moves files to improve speeds.

Do a disk cleanup maybe its system error storage, or something the operating system stores
Unless it is a virus that is hogging your hard drive space (Inwhich case I would do a scan with Malwarebytes anti malware from malwarebytes.org)
It could be a crucial file, but I would think it would be a bit smaller.

your hard drive has enough space to make that 3 GB look like megabytes....

Keep your eye on that file. If it continually gets bigger, chances are, it could be a virus.

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