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Windows 7 Shadowfiles
« on: January 26, 2015, 04:14:26 PM »
I recently ran into a weird problem with Windows 7
There are what are called "shadowfiles" which contain restore files.
It was taking up half my SSD, not leaving me much in the way of space on the drive.
You can make it smaller but thought it weird

Anybody else ever have that issue?
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Re: Windows 7 Shadowfiles
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2015, 05:26:54 PM »
I recently ran into a weird problem with Windows 7
There are what are called "shadowfiles" which contain restore files.
It was taking up half my SSD, not leaving me much in the way of space on the drive.
You can make it smaller but thought it weird

Anybody else ever have that issue?

Sure, volume shadow copies.  Great feature.  It enables the "previous versions" function in file and folder properties.  You can change the amount of free space they reserve or turn it off completely if you want in the drive properties.
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Re: Windows 7 Shadowfiles
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2015, 05:33:40 PM »
I recently ran into a weird problem with Windows 7
There are what are called "shadowfiles" which contain restore files.
It was taking up half my SSD, not leaving me much in the way of space on the drive.
You can make it smaller but thought it weird

Anybody else ever have that issue?

Sure, volume shadow copies.  Great feature.  It enables the "previous versions" function in file and folder properties.  You can change the amount of free space they reserve or turn it off completely if you want in the drive properties.

I did it through command prompt to 20 Gigs although might increase a bit in size.
Heaven goes by favor; if it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.
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