Before going to know how to access System Volume Information ,it is good to know what is System Volume Information and where they located and why they are created.

System Volume Information

These System Volume Information folders are hidden and they are created by windows system restore in each drive.And these folders can not be accessible .When you try to access them it gives a warning message”Access is  denied”


Finding Location of System Volume Information Folders

To find them

  • Open windows Explorer and click Tools select Folder Options
  • In the view tab select “show Hidden files and Folders”
  • Uncheck “Hide Extensions for Known File types”
  • Uncheck “Hide  Protected Operating System files(Recommended)”


  • Click apply and ok.

Now you will Find System volume information folders in every Drive

Accessing System Volume Information Folders in Drives  In Windows XP

  • Having found System volume Information Folder.
  • Now right click on it and click Properties and select security tab .
  • you will find Group or users as mentioned in the picture ,here system and the permissions to it


  • To   access System Volume Information  we need to add our username to it .
  • To know your username just  click your start menu and find your username after logoff here it is venkatesh


  • Now on the above system Volume Information  click add and give name “venkatesh” your username and click ok.


  • Now your username is added which shown,click apply and ok.


  • Now click on System Volume Information Folder it will open


  • Then if you open restore folder you will find restore folders  and log files created by windows.


If windows creates  a restore point it does not deletes previous restore points that’s why we found lot of restore point files.