[XPPro] System restore files on new partition - why?
Recently, I split a logical partition on an XP system (we keep our data files on drive D: and system files on drive C:) and created a new logical drive E: That was about two weeks ago.
Today, I went to back up drive E: and it was taking forever. There is only about 4.5 Gig of data files on it. Then I realized that System Volume Information folder was full of folders containing system restore information (several were created per day). It pretty much doubled the amount of data to 9 gig.
I turned off system restore for that drive, and the files are gone. But why did it create them in the first place? When I look in the System Volume Information folder on drive D: it is empty, but system restore is not turned off for that drive. What was Window XP doing??
I have been using this folder for Windows MSI installer development and test running installers there. Does Windows store restore points locally on any drive that an installer runs on? I would have thought that it would put that stuff on drive C:
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System restore points (aka 'file system snapshots') have to be stored in the volumes they back up. Because that's where the data already are.
When you 'looked in' the directory, were you running as system (not admin)? Else you would not have access, assuming normal protections.
Running as admin. Made all system file visible. Backup saw them (WinZIP) which is what caught my eye. No actual systems changes on drive F: just test running installers, that were installing on drives C: and D: Never seen this happen before, but did recently change install authoring tool from ISX to AI.