Help using system volume information folder

By sunnyprince ยท 6 replies
Jul 11, 2009
  1. hi,
    i hv a problem using in "system volume information" folder. please tel me how can i access this folder...
  2. strategic

    strategic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,020

    Only an administrator (if any) should be able to access this folder.
    This is strictly for the O/S and you should never have to do anything within it...
  3. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    It is a *system* folder that has no access rights to any account by default, even the administrator.

    It contains your system restore data. You're better off not having access to it unless you have a specific need for it.

    Anyway, to access it, you need to take ownership. The easiest way is going to be to add the 'Take Ownership' feature to your right-click menu, right click on the folder and use it.
  4. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,334   +36

    I'm just curious. Why do you want to access the folder? What do you want to do?
  5. NunjaBusiness

    NunjaBusiness TS Rookie Posts: 36

    The problem is, (as in most cases) if the poster has to ask "what it is/how to access it," they really have no business messing with it.
  6. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,334   +36

    Yes, that had something to do with why I asked!
  7. strategic

    strategic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,020

    Well then, I guess that settles it... I hope "sunnyprince" is convinced...
    Let's face it, I have tried messing with one on my flash drive (no big deal because if I need to, I can format it). There are only folders with a combination letters & numbers in it and I don't have any programs that can read the files anyway.
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