How can I delete my copied file in system volume information in my pendrive?

sakki 2000 0 Reputation points

I have accidentally moved my files(videos) into the system volume information folder in my pen drive, and now I want to delete those files. But it isn't happening.

Windows 7
Windows 7
A Microsoft operating system.
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  1. Dave Patrick 390.6K Reputation points MVP

    Some ideas here.

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  2. Hania Lian (Shanghai Wicresoft Co,.Ltd.) 2,281 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    You can delete a file in System Volume Information folder in your pendrive by following these steps:

    1. Start cmd.exe using “Run as administrator”.
    2. Type: G: cd takeown /r /f “System Volume Information”. Replace G with the drive letter of your pendrive.
    3. Answer “y” for yes when asked if to replace all permissions. This will replace the existing owner SYSTEM by yourself, so you can delete the directory.
    4. Enter the commands to delete the folder. To do this, type rmdir “System Volume Information” /s /q at the prompt and press the Enter key. This will delete the folder from the flash drive (for now).
    5. Simply right click the removable disk and select the option Open as Portable Device. Now delete the file from System Volume Information folder you want to remove.

    Hope the information is helpful.

    Best Regards,

    Hania Lian

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