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Old 02-17-2008, 05:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Folsder Refuses To Delete And Shadow Copies

currently I have 150gb of storage space on my HDD but 30gb of it locked up into two areas that refuse to delete. my OS is 64-bit Vista Ultimate

1: a folder that is 10gb large and whenever i right click on it, Windows Explorer crashes. I tried deleting it in safe mode but it refuses to delete. is there anyway to delete this 10gb folder.

2: 20gb of shadow copies that I cannot delete in system cleanup as nothing happens when I click on delete shadow copies and restore points.

Finally is there also a way to decrease the amount of space that is assigned to shadow copies so that it does not use 20gb of space.

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Old 02-17-2008, 07:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Folsder Refuses To Delete And Shadow Copies

Well the folder refusing to delete is a problem. Might only be able to fix that with a Linux LiveCD.

As for the Shadow Copies. AFAIK there is no way to limit how much space it uses. I just turn off Shadow Copies since they do east up so much space. Restore points are good to have. Shadow copies are just pointless.

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