System Volume Information folder taking up over 10GB of space

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Ory

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This is really bothering me. I disabled the System Restore function, but my SVI folder still contains over 10GB of data! And I find it hard to believe that the indexing service uses up this much space... so, what can I do to free up all this space?
 
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Try running Disk Cleanup and click the second tab. Opt to remove all except the last of your restore points.
 

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And by all means, turn of disk indexing! It's the most useless option I've ever seen. :)
 

Ory

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I've tried Disk Cleanup, but it freezes every time. I mean, I can click cancel, but it doesn't make any progress in checking how much free space that can be cleared up. I've even tried leaving it on over-night, and the green progress bar still doesn't go up even by a notch.
 
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If you want to use Disk Cleanup, try this:

Run regedit.

Find:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Explorer\Volumecaches\Compressoldfiles

Right-click "Compressoldfiles" and delete it.

Try Disk Cleanup again.
 
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