How can I relocate the system information folder in Windows 7?

Rickesh John April 27, 2012
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Is it safe to relocate/remove the system information folder present in the C: drive of my Windows 7 operating system?

And if it is, would someone please suggest how to do it?

  1. Jerry Berry
    April 29, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Also, IObit defrag (free) will do a "Boot Time" defrag for most unmovable and MFT files.

    • Rickesh John
      May 1, 2012 at 6:31 am

      Thanks for the suggestion man, I will definitely try out IOBit Defrag.

  2. Jerry Berry
    April 29, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    The System Information Folder is where System Restore keeps your backup files and Registry backups. First stop SysRestore for that drive, then you can delete it. I do this for making drive image backups, then turn SysRestore back on for the drive. I suggest you do the same.

  3. Nika Shvelidze
    April 28, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    I think it is related to NTFS,
    So DO NOT touch it!

  4. Bruce Epper
    April 27, 2012 at 5:56 am

    No. That folder will appear on EVERY drive attached to your system and it is REQUIRED to be there in order for it to function properly.

    • Rickesh John
      April 27, 2012 at 6:14 am

      Hey Bruce,

      Thanks for the reply man. Actually I should have been more specific with my question. I was trying to pull out more space from my C: drive by shrinking. The defragmenter showed some "unmovable" files (System Volume Information) which were preventing further shrinking of the hard-drive. And for that reason I wanted to delete/relocate them for the time being.

      Anyways, I disabled the System Restore feature to extract some extra 20GB of space.

      • ha14
        April 27, 2012 at 7:15 am

        i think norton utilities have defrag option and they can do that while defrag hard drive.

        • Bruce Epper
          April 27, 2012 at 1:27 pm

          It's been years since I have used NU (probably around 2003 or so). At that point, Speed Disk would defrag hibernation files, the system registry, and the page file, but anything in System Information was left alone. Don't know if that is still the case. Will need to DL the trial to test it.

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