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After analyzing the 'C' drive using Defraggler the list of files that are fragmented includes several VERY large files with unusual names within brackets {} {} including hex chars and hyphens. The paths to these files are all the same : C:\System Volume Information. However when displaying the contents of 'C:\' there are no fldrs or files that even come close to the names shown by Defraggler. If these files are not needed are they candidates for deletion ? Any ideas ? Thanx.

 

Bewildered Bob

Palm Bay, FL

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Hi,

 

System Volume Information contents files created by System Restore, files created by indexing files and others perhaps.

 

I formatted my drives in FAT32 ,so, I open them with a double-click.

 

If we format in NTFS, we can also, after a changes the properties's folder, tab "Security". You must choose which controls the folder.

 

Be careful, do not delete anything, there might be the case.

 

Best Regards

 

R G

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By the way Bob - welcome to the forum.

 

as Hazel said, turn them off from being included in DF.

they are used if you ever need to go back to a previous Restore Point.

if you have Restore Points turned off, the folder should be empty.

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Hi, Mta,

 

if you have Restore Points turned off, the folder is not necessarily empty. There necessarily the files:

MountPointManagerRemoteDatabase

tracking.log

 

There may also be files created by indexing files. (Cidaemon.exe and cisvc.exe) If the drive is formatted in NTFS, of course; In FAT32, file indexing does not exist.

I'm sure because I changed the security of this folder in my NTFS drives.

 

Best regards

 

RG

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