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stupidhomer

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I've just noticed that vista is making shadow copies of files that are huge and don't need backed up, i had an ISO that was 15 gb, it made 2 shadow copies causing it to take an extra 30gb of space, is there anyway to delete only certain shadow copies? when i go to the location where my shadow copies are stored, it gives me write protected error so i can't manually remove them, is there anyway to delete only certain shadow copies?
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Have a look at this and see if number 8 helps (2nd entry)
http://www.sqa.org.u...3CD/page_21.htm

Not sure whether those options are available in vista

Edited by Quackers88, 14 March 2009 - 11:58 AM.

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Nope, its vista business, and i dont see no Shadow Copies tab, and there is no All tasks if i right click shared folders
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Well, i tried to delete the shadow copy folder, which ended up deleting the original folder! Just a warning to anyone who read this, DO NOT DELETE THE FOLDER IN THE SHADOW COPY FOLDER OR IT WILL REMOVE THE ORIGINAL TOO, but i'm getting it back by restoring the full folder it was in, any other way of getting rid of the shadow copies without getting rid of the ones i need??
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