43 GB System File in System Volume Information on 160 GB partition

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Brent, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. Brent

    Brent Guest

    (1) File name:
    {ca0a01b4-d58c-11db-8afb-0013720efba8}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752}.

    (2) Partition is NOT System partition.

    (3) System Restore on this partition was ENabled by default, but is now
    DISabled.

    (4) File is modified after each boot. (System log entry nearest to
    Date/Time Modified is Windows Modules Installer service entering stopped
    state.)

    A single file consuming over 25% of a partition seems excessive. Any
    ideas?

    TIA.
     
    Brent, Apr 12, 2007
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  2. Brent

    Run Disk CleanUp, More, Options, System Restore. What affect does it
    have on the file size?

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    Hope this helps.

    Gerry
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    Gerry Cornell, Apr 13, 2007
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  3. Brent

    Brent Guest

    Should have mentioned that I already tried that, to no avail.

    Thanks for responding.
     
    Brent, Apr 13, 2007
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  4. Brent

    What is the file extension?

    Have you searched your registry using regedit to see if the guid (if
    that is what they are?) appears in the registry to get a programme
    name?

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    Hope this helps.

    Gerry
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    Stourport, England
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    Gerry Cornell, Apr 13, 2007
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  5. Brent

    Brent Guest

    It is a System File with NO extension.

    Your excellent suggestion about the registry search turned up:

    HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\BackupRestore\FilesNotToBackup\VSS
    Default Provider

    with a value of

    \System Volume Information\*{3808876B-C176-4e48-B7AE-04046E6CC752} /s

    Obviously SVI files ending with {3808876B-C176-4e48-B7AE-04046E6CC752}
    are not to be backed up by Volume Shadow copy Service, but beyond that
    I'm clueless.

    The other 2 partitions, System and Users, have 4 and 31 files,
    respectively, in System Volume Information ending with
    {3808876B-C176-4e48-B7AE-04046E6CC752} and varying in size from 30 MB to
    5.5 GB.

    Thanks for the assistance.
     
    Brent, Apr 13, 2007
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  6. Brent

    You can control the size of System Restore folders without turning
    off System Restore.
    http://bertk.mvps.org/html/diskspacev.html

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    Hope this helps.

    Gerry
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    Stourport, England
    Enquire, plan and execute
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    Gerry Cornell, Apr 13, 2007
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    Joe Guidera, Apr 14, 2007
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