The System Volume Information file, which is seen between files when you connect many different drives to your computer, especially USB drives and it’s suspicious for many users. What is a System volume Information file, how to delete System Volume information, and is it necessary?

When you connect an external drive, such as a USB flash memory, external disk, to a computer with Windows 10 or a different version of Windows operating system, you can see the ‘System Volume Information’ file between the files. Users who delete System Volume information and then see it again may think this file is a virus.

Even if you have successfully completed deleting System Volume information, you can see this file again when you connect your USB drive to a computer with a different Windows operating system.

How to delete system volume information on usb, What is System Volume Information?

A System Volume Information file is a hidden Windows file located inside each device driver. If your computer is set up to display hidden folders, you can see the System Volume Information file. For the System Volume Information file, we can call the drive’s self-protection mechanism

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The System Volume Information folder contains system restore files, volume information, and search directory information. Even if you delete the System Volume Information file, which we can call a bag, where device drivers store their private data, you can see it again when you reconnect it to a computer with a different Windows operating system, or your own computer, where hidden folders are displayed.

Is deleting System Volume information necessary?

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System Volume Information is not a malicious file, but it is constantly visible and sometimes wants to be deleted by users because the data in it is high-sized and captures memory. Another reason for the deletion request is that the System Volume Information file cannot be interfered with, because it is thought to contain viruses and malware.

System Volume Information virus? No, but it’s not that there’s no chance of storing viruses or malware in it. So, what happens if System Volume Information is deleted? He’ll probably show up again. The best operations that can be done are to reduce the load of the System Volume Information file on memory, clear it of possible viruses and malware, and make it invisible.

Scan your USB drive in detail with reliable antivirus software to get rid of possible viruses and malware contained in the System Volume Information file. Existing threats will be identified and eliminated. For deleting and hiding System Volume information, there are different methods that you can apply.

Methods for deleting and hiding System Volume information:

  • Method #1: delete large files in System Volume Information
  • Method #2: hide the System Volume Information file
  • Method #3: temporarily delete the System Volume Information file

Method #1: delete large files in System Volume Information:

  • Step # 1: Connect your USB drive to your computer.
  • Step # 2: open the Windows Settings page.
  • Step # 3: open the system page.
  • Step # 4: Click about what you will see at the bottom of the left column.
  • Step # 5: click System Information.
  • Step # 6: click System Protection in the left column.
  • Step # 7: Select your USB drive from the available drives.
  • Step # 8: click the Configure button.
  • Step # 9: confirm the disable System Protection option.
  • Step # 10: if you do not want to disable System Protection, you can minimize the current amount of usage.
  • Step # 11: after making all the adjustments, click Apply and then click OK.
  • Step # 12: confirm the resulting screens.
  • Step # 13: safely remove and reconnect your USB drive from the computer.
  • Step # 14: check the System Volume Information file.

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You can use this method to disable System Protection or to ensure that system protection does not take up a large amount of memory, although it is not exactly the process of deleting System Volume information. But remember, even if you have successfully performed this operation, you can see the System Volume Information file again when you connect your USB drive to a computer with a different Windows operating system with System Protection turned on.

Method #2: hide the System Volume Information file:

  • Step # 1: Connect your USB drive to your computer.
  • Step # 2: Open File Explorer from the drop-down menu with the Windows key + X combination or with the application icon.
  • Step # 3: Click On The View option that you will see in the top toolbar.
  • Step # 4: Click the Options icon from the drop-down menu.
  • Step # 5: Open The View tab on the Folder Options page.
  • Step # 6: confirm the’ do not show hidden files, folders or drives ‘ option.
  • Step # 7: also confirm the ‘hide protected operating system files’ option.
  • Step # 8: after making the approvals, click Apply and then click OK.
  • Step # 9: safely remove and reconnect your USB drive from the computer.
  • Step # 10: check the System Volume Information file.

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The method to hide System Volume information is not to delete System Volume information. This method makes only the existing System Volume Information file invisible. When you connect your USB drive to a computer with the Windows operating system where hidden folders are visible, you can see the System Volume Information file again.

Method #3: temporarily delete the System Volume Information file:

  • Step # 1: Connect your USB drive to your computer.
  • Step # 2: Open File Explorer from the drop-down menu with the Windows key + X combination or with the application icon.
  • Step # 3: Open this computer window.
  • Step # 4: open your USB drive here.
  • Step # 5: right-click on any point on the page by holding down the Shift key.
  • Step # 6: click ‘Open PowerShell window here’ from the drop-down menu.
  • Step # 7: in the Windows PowerShell window that opens, type rmdir “System Volume Information” /s /q and press Enter.
  • Step # 8: the command you type will temporarily delete the System Volume Information folder.
  • Step # 9: safely remove and reconnect your USB drive from the computer.
  • Step # 10: check the System Volume Information file.

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This method is closest to deleting System Volume information. The system Volume Information file is temporarily removed with the command that you type in the PowerShell window. However, the system will recreate this file. If you do not want to apply the hide method, you can temporarily delete the System Volume Information file at certain intervals.

We have described how to delete, hide, and remove System Volume information, which can occur on different device drivers, such as a USB memory stick. If the System Volume Information file does not contain viruses or malware in it and does not take up large space in the drive memory, you can continue to use your drive without deleting or hiding it.

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