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Anyone know what's stored in "C:\System Volume Information"? Answered

My virus protection flagged a file stored in the bowels of "C:\System Volume Information", and when I accessed the folder, I found what looked like shortcuts to every file ever opened on the hard drive. I'd like to delete all those old records, but I don't know if they're important. Are these old files used by anything?

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BurfBest Answer (author)2010-03-01

That is where your System Restore information is kept, the restore points data, etc.
I recommend you only keep two or three, at most, restore points. They really take up a lot of space and are a good hiding places for viruses.

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zascecs (author)2010-03-01

 Well, the "System Volume Information" is where Windows Xp stores different informations that (could) cause problems with your computer's system functioning. 

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zascecs (author)zascecs2010-03-01

 Please tell me if this helps...

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