C:\System Volume Information\DFSR\SimilarityTable_1?

Discussion in 'File Systems' started by Steve Schofield, Aug 8, 2006.

  1. This file is C:\System Volume Information\DFSR\SimilarityTable_1 8.3 GB on
    my system. I was troubleshooting large DFS files in c:\windows\debug folder
    and also found this large file that appears to be related to DFS. Can this
    be removed? I can't find any information about this.

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    Steve Schofield, Aug 8, 2006
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  2. That's part of the DFSR RDC mechanisms. It cannot be deleted safely.

    If you look at the actual file properties closely however, you will see that
    while the size is listed as 8GB, the actual size on disk is very small
    usually. Mine for example, is 1.06MB. The 8GB is not a true representation
    of the size - just shell oddness.

    A developer might stroll through this topic and add more details at some
    point.

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  3. Perhaps it's a spare file?
     
    Jill Zoeller [MSFT], Aug 15, 2006
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  4. Doh, I meant *sparse* file. This would explain why a big file only takes up
    a small amount of disk space.
     
    Jill Zoeller [MSFT], Aug 15, 2006
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