I have currently found out that
System Volume information folder on my external HDD takes around
124GB of space. Hence I decided to delete it to free up some additional space. But for now everything what I have tried did not succeeded.
- External hard drive has
1TBcapacity and was previously used for backups and creating restore images (not anymore).
- It's connected via USB 3.0 port.
- System protected files are displayed.
- All operations are performed on the clean install of Windows 10 Pro x64.
- Formatted in NTFS
- I only have one
1TBdrive so moving files to another drive will not be an option.
So, what I have tried for now:
All the instructions provided here, meaning:
takeown /f "F:\System Volume information" /a /r /d y
icacls "F:\System Volume information" /t /c /grant administrators:F System:F everyone:F ("Are you sure?") y
rd /s /q "F:\System Volume information"
This only helped me to delete one of the folders with a bunch of
.db files in
System Volume information folder. And I get
Access denied as previously.
What I also thought of is to create a separate partition on this drive and move all the files there then format the partition with
System Volume information and merge partitions back. This did not work quite well as creating new partition also created a
System Volume information folder. And it took quite a while to do the partitioning.
I have gone though following posts:
Any suggestions guys?
NOTICE: I don't want to use third party software like Unlocker, Eraser or anything similar to these two. There should be a legit way to get rid of the files in Windows without third party software.