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Open System Volume Information Folder On Windows Computer

Have you ever thought about the location where System Restore points are stored on a computer? System Volume Information Folder stores system restore points on your computer and helps you to recover previous setting on your computer in difficult times. One important fact about it is its high security and even the user with Administrator privilege cannot take the ownership of the folder directly and open it. Do you want to open it and check how it looks like ? Though we cannot do it in straight methods, there is always some backdoor method to perform it. This tutorial explains the steps to open System Volume Information folder by taking ownership of it.


Open System Volume Information Folder

This procedure is to open System Volume Information folder on Windows XP computer. To open System Volume Information folder on Windows 8 and Windows 7 computers, read my other tutorials. You can find those tutorial using the Search feature on CoreNetworkZ.
  1. Open My Computer and Click on Tools (On Top menu)

  2. Click on Folder Options and click View tab

  3. Follow the steps below.

    • Select Show hidden files and folders

    • Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) check box.

    • Uncheck Use simple file sharing (Recommended) check box

      Click Yes when it need confirmation.Now Click on Save and OK.
      Access



  4. Grant Access to System Volume Information folder

    • Right Click on the Folder and Click on Properties

    • Click on Security tab

    • Now we need to add the user account from which we need to access the  Folder.

    • Click OK button to finish this process

Now you are authorized to access this feature and see what is inside in it. Once you are done with it, it is better revert the security settings you have changed. It is because if the user has the privilege to sensitive features, any possible infections on that user account can infect them. If any other user is having access to this account, it might even worse the situation. It is not a wise decision to configure this feature in a way to open for anyone who use the account.

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