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View System Volume Info files by a limited user

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Mint, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. Mint

    Mint Flightless Bird

    I have granted full control to a limited user to view the files in C:
    \system volume information,
    but I still cannot view the files.

    Is there a way to view them?

    Thanks.
     
  2. LD55ZRA

    LD55ZRA Flightless Bird

    Mint wrote:

    >I have granted full control to a limited user to view the files in C:
    >\system volume information,
    >but I still cannot view the files.
    >
    >Is there a way to view them?
    >
    >Thanks.
    >
    >

    See if this article helps:

    <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309531>

    Let us know if it solved your problem.



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  3. Lem

    Lem Flightless Bird

    Mint wrote:
    > I have granted full control to a limited user to view the files in C:
    > \system volume information,
    > but I still cannot view the files.
    >
    > Is there a way to view them?
    >
    > Thanks.


    System Volume Information is "super hidden" for good reason. Mess with
    it at your peril.

    --
    Lem

    Apollo 11 - 40 years ago:
    http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/40th/index.html
     
  4. Mint

    Mint Flightless Bird

    On Apr 16, 9:42 pm, LD55ZRA <LD55...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    > Mint wrote:
    > >I have granted full control to a limited user to view the files in C:
    > >\system volume information,
    > >but I still cannot view the files.

    >
    > >Is there a way to view them?

    >
    > >Thanks.

    >
    > See if this article helps:
    >
    > <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309531>
    >
    > Let us know if it solved your problem.
    >

    No, the article did not help.

    It assumes that you are logged on as an admin.

    As a limited user I can view the System Volume Information folder, but
    not any other folders underneath it.

    I want to be able to view the _restore folders as a LIMITED USER.

    I tried sharing the folder, but it doesn't help.

    Andy
     
  5. Mint

    Mint Flightless Bird

    On Apr 16, 10:52 pm, Lem <lemp40@unknownhost> wrote:
    > Mint wrote:
    > > I have granted full control to a limited user to view the files in C:
    > > \system volume information,
    > > but I still cannot view the files.

    >
    > > Is there a way to view them?

    >
    > > Thanks.

    >
    > System Volume Information is "super hidden" for good reason.  Mess with
    > it at your peril.
    >
    > --
    > Lem
    >
    > Apollo 11 - 40 years ago:http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/40th/index.html


    Hey Lem.

    Now stay calm. :)
    I am a professional.

    Andy
     
  6. Doug W.

    Doug W. Flightless Bird

    "Mint" <chocolatemint77581@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:bf193a2f-4691-4f81-9ab2-05b0c139981c@u34g2000yqu.googlegroups.com...
    On Apr 16, 9:42 pm, LD55ZRA <LD55...@discussions.microsoft.com>
    wrote:
    > Mint wrote:
    > >I have granted full control to a limited user to view the
    > >files in C:
    > >\system volume information,
    > >but I still cannot view the files.

    >
    > >Is there a way to view them?

    >
    > >Thanks.

    >
    > See if this article helps:
    >
    > <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309531>
    >
    > Let us know if it solved your problem.
    >

    No, the article did not help.

    It assumes that you are logged on as an admin.

    As a limited user I can view the System Volume Information
    folder, but
    not any other folders underneath it.

    I want to be able to view the _restore folders as a LIMITED
    USER.

    I tried sharing the folder, but it doesn't help.

    Andy
    ==
    You are NOT ALLOWED to see it. Can you not understand that?
    Geez.

    ==
     
  7. Mint

    Mint Flightless Bird

    On Apr 17, 10:25 am, "Doug W." <stand@attention> wrote:
    > "Mint" <chocolatemint77...@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:bf193a2f-4691-4f81-9ab2-05b0c139981c@u34g2000yqu.googlegroups.com...
    > On Apr 16, 9:42 pm, LD55ZRA <LD55...@discussions.microsoft.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    > > Mint wrote:
    > > >I have granted full control to a limited user to view the
    > > >files in C:
    > > >\system volume information,
    > > >but I still cannot view the files.

    >
    > > >Is there a way to view them?

    >
    > > >Thanks.

    >
    > > See if this article helps:

    >
    > > <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309531>

    >
    > > Let us know if it solved your problem.

    >
    > No, the article did not help.
    >
    > It assumes that you are logged on as an admin.
    >
    > As a limited user I can view the System Volume Information
    > folder, but
    > not any other folders underneath it.
    >
    > I want to be able to view the _restore folders as a LIMITED
    > USER.
    >
    > I tried sharing the folder, but it doesn't help.
    >
    > Andy
    > ==
    > You are NOT ALLOWED to see it. Can you not understand that?
    > Geez.
    >
    > ==


    I can see every other hidden folder, why not this one?
     
  8. Doug W.

    Doug W. Flightless Bird

    "Mint" <chocolatemint77581@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:74cbb09a-b0d1-4879-a5b7-893370b9b514@11g2000yqr.googlegroups.com...
    On Apr 17, 10:25 am, "Doug W." <stand@attention> wrote:
    > "Mint" <chocolatemint77...@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:bf193a2f-4691-4f81-9ab2-05b0c139981c@u34g2000yqu.googlegroups.com...
    > On Apr 16, 9:42 pm, LD55ZRA
    > <LD55...@discussions.microsoft.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    > > Mint wrote:
    > > >I have granted full control to a limited user to view the
    > > >files in C:
    > > >\system volume information,
    > > >but I still cannot view the files.

    >
    > > >Is there a way to view them?

    >
    > > >Thanks.

    >
    > > See if this article helps:

    >
    > > <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309531>

    >
    > > Let us know if it solved your problem.

    >
    > No, the article did not help.
    >
    > It assumes that you are logged on as an admin.
    >
    > As a limited user I can view the System Volume Information
    > folder, but
    > not any other folders underneath it.
    >
    > I want to be able to view the _restore folders as a LIMITED
    > USER.
    >
    > I tried sharing the folder, but it doesn't help.
    >
    > Andy
    > ==
    > You are NOT ALLOWED to see it. Can you not understand that?
    > Geez.
    >
    > ==


    I can see every other hidden folder, why not this one?
    ==
    Even if you could SEE it, there is NO useable information there
    for you to tinker with. Why are you so snoopy? Microsoft says
    NO, accept that or go get an Apple and quit this banter.
    ==
     
  9. Lem

    Lem Flightless Bird

    Mint wrote:
    > On Apr 16, 10:52 pm, Lem <lemp40@unknownhost> wrote:
    >> Mint wrote:
    >>> I have granted full control to a limited user to view the files in C:
    >>> \system volume information,
    >>> but I still cannot view the files.
    >>> Is there a way to view them?
    >>> Thanks.

    >> System Volume Information is "super hidden" for good reason. Mess with
    >> it at your peril.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Lem
    >>
    >> Apollo 11 - 40 years ago:http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/40th/index.html

    >
    > Hey Lem.
    >
    > Now stay calm. :)
    > I am a professional.
    >
    > Andy


    Yes ... but a professional what?

    Actually, if you follow the instructions in KB 309531 (at least those
    for "Windows XP Professional using the NTFS File System on a Workgroup
    or Standalone Computer") a limited user *can* view the subfolders of the
    _restorexxx folder.

    Perhaps if you were to explain *why* you want to view those subfolders
    (whether as a limited user or as a computer administrator) you might be
    able to get some useful information.

    --
    Lem

    Apollo 11 - 40 years ago:
    http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/40th/index.html
     
  10. luke7

    luke7 Flightless Bird

    "Lem" wrote:

    > Mint wrote:
    > > On Apr 16, 10:52 pm, Lem <lemp40@unknownhost> wrote:
    > >> Mint wrote:
    > >>> I have granted full control to a limited user to view the files in C:
    > >>> \system volume information,
    > >>> but I still cannot view the files.
    > >>> Is there a way to view them?
    > >>> Thanks.
    > >> System Volume Information is "super hidden" for good reason. Mess with
    > >> it at your peril.
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Lem
    > >>
    > >> Apollo 11 - 40 years ago:http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/40th/index.html

    > >
    > > Hey Lem.
    > >
    > > Now stay calm. :)
    > > I am a professional.
    > >
    > > Andy

    >
    > Yes ... but a professional what?
    >
    > Actually, if you follow the instructions in KB 309531 (at least those
    > for "Windows XP Professional using the NTFS File System on a Workgroup
    > or Standalone Computer") a limited user *can* view the subfolders of the
    > _restorexxx folder.
    >
    > Perhaps if you were to explain *why* you want to view those subfolders
    > (whether as a limited user or as a computer administrator) you might be
    > able to get some useful information.
    >
    > --
    > Lem


    I followed KB 309531 and was not able to view the sub directories.

    I want to view them so I can see how many system restore points are there.

    I use a limited account to be safe.
    I want to limit how many times that I have to log on as an Admin.

    I have no evil intent.

    Check my posts in the newsgroups if you doubt it.

    Andy
     
  11. luke7

    luke7 Flightless Bird

    "Doug W." wrote:

    >
    > "Mint" <chocolatemint77581@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:74cbb09a-b0d1-4879-a5b7-893370b9b514@11g2000yqr.googlegroups.com...
    > On Apr 17, 10:25 am, "Doug W." <stand@attention> wrote:
    > > "Mint" <chocolatemint77...@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > >
    > > news:bf193a2f-4691-4f81-9ab2-05b0c139981c@u34g2000yqu.googlegroups.com...
    > > On Apr 16, 9:42 pm, LD55ZRA
    > > <LD55...@discussions.microsoft.com>
    > > wrote:
    > >
    > > > Mint wrote:
    > > > >I have granted full control to a limited user to view the
    > > > >files in C:
    > > > >\system volume information,
    > > > >but I still cannot view the files.

    > >
    > > > >Is there a way to view them?

    > >
    > > > >Thanks.

    > >
    > > > See if this article helps:

    > >
    > > > <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309531>

    > >
    > > > Let us know if it solved your problem.

    > >
    > > No, the article did not help.
    > >
    > > It assumes that you are logged on as an admin.
    > >
    > > As a limited user I can view the System Volume Information
    > > folder, but
    > > not any other folders underneath it.
    > >
    > > I want to be able to view the _restore folders as a LIMITED
    > > USER.
    > >
    > > I tried sharing the folder, but it doesn't help.
    > >
    > > Andy
    > > ==
    > > You are NOT ALLOWED to see it. Can you not understand that?
    > > Geez.
    > >
    > > ==

    >
    > I can see every other hidden folder, why not this one?
    > ==
    > Even if you could SEE it, there is NO useable information there
    > for you to tinker with. Why are you so snoopy? Microsoft says
    > NO, accept that or go get an Apple and quit this banter.


    Each one of you should give just as he has decided in his heart, not
    reluctantly or under compulsion, because God loves a cheerful giver. 2
    Corinthians 9:7
     
  12. Mint

    Mint Flightless Bird

    On Apr 17, 1:21 pm, "Doug W." <stand@attention> wrote:
    > "Mint" <chocolatemint77...@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:74cbb09a-b0d1-4879-a5b7-893370b9b514@11g2000yqr.googlegroups.com...
    > On Apr 17, 10:25 am, "Doug W." <stand@attention> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    > > "Mint" <chocolatemint77...@yahoo.com> wrote in message

    >
    > >news:bf193a2f-4691-4f81-9ab2-05b0c139981c@u34g2000yqu.googlegroups.com....
    > > On Apr 16, 9:42 pm, LD55ZRA
    > > <LD55...@discussions.microsoft.com>
    > > wrote:

    >
    > > > Mint wrote:
    > > > >I have granted full control to a limited user to view the
    > > > >files in C:
    > > > >\system volume information,
    > > > >but I still cannot view the files.

    >
    > > > >Is there a way to view them?

    >
    > > > >Thanks.

    >
    > > > See if this article helps:

    >
    > > > <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309531>

    >
    > > > Let us know if it solved your problem.

    >
    > > No, the article did not help.

    >
    > > It assumes that you are logged on as an admin.

    >
    > > As a limited user I can view the System Volume Information
    > > folder, but
    > > not any other folders underneath it.

    >
    > > I want to be able to view the _restore folders as a LIMITED
    > > USER.

    >
    > > I tried sharing the folder, but it doesn't help.

    >
    > > Andy
    > > ==
    > > You are NOT ALLOWED to see it. Can you not understand that?
    > > Geez.

    >
    > > ==

    >
    > I can see every other hidden folder, why not this one?
    > ==
    > Even if you could SEE it, there is NO useable information there
    > for you to tinker with. Why are you so snoopy? Microsoft says
    > NO, accept that or go get an Apple and quit this banter.
    > ==


    Each one of you should give just as he has decided in his heart, not
    reluctantly or under compulsion, because God loves a cheerful giver. 2
    Corinthians 9:7
     
  13. Paul

    Paul Flightless Bird

    Mint wrote:
    > On Apr 17, 1:21 pm, "Doug W." <stand@attention> wrote:
    >> "Mint" <chocolatemint77...@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >>
    >> news:74cbb09a-b0d1-4879-a5b7-893370b9b514@11g2000yqr.googlegroups.com...
    >> On Apr 17, 10:25 am, "Doug W." <stand@attention> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>> "Mint" <chocolatemint77...@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:bf193a2f-4691-4f81-9ab2-05b0c139981c@u34g2000yqu.googlegroups.com...
    >>> On Apr 16, 9:42 pm, LD55ZRA
    >>> <LD55...@discussions.microsoft.com>
    >>> wrote:
    >>>> Mint wrote:
    >>>>> I have granted full control to a limited user to view the
    >>>>> files in C:
    >>>>> \system volume information,
    >>>>> but I still cannot view the files.
    >>>>> Is there a way to view them?
    >>>>> Thanks.
    >>>> See if this article helps:
    >>>> <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309531>
    >>>> Let us know if it solved your problem.
    >>> No, the article did not help.
    >>> It assumes that you are logged on as an admin.
    >>> As a limited user I can view the System Volume Information
    >>> folder, but
    >>> not any other folders underneath it.
    >>> I want to be able to view the _restore folders as a LIMITED
    >>> USER.
    >>> I tried sharing the folder, but it doesn't help.
    >>> Andy
    >>> ==
    >>> You are NOT ALLOWED to see it. Can you not understand that?
    >>> Geez.
    >>> ==

    >> I can see every other hidden folder, why not this one?
    >> ==
    >> Even if you could SEE it, there is NO useable information there
    >> for you to tinker with. Why are you so snoopy? Microsoft says
    >> NO, accept that or go get an Apple and quit this banter.
    >> ==

    >
    > Each one of you should give just as he has decided in his heart, not
    > reluctantly or under compulsion, because God loves a cheerful giver. 2
    > Corinthians 9:7


    There are various ways in there. My Linux CD doesn't give me a problem.
    I can mount NTFS or FAT32 volumes in Linux, and security generally isn't
    a problem. Who needs a native method, when there are so many other
    hacking options ?

    Installing Windows on a FAT32 C: would also likely help you in this
    regard.

    This is the insides of mine, compliments of running WinXP on a FAT32 partition.

    *******
    Directory of C:/System Volume Information\_restore{AAB841EA-B06A-40C3-BFFE-A97A5C886FBA}

    03/22/2010 06:11 PM <DIR> .
    03/22/2010 06:11 PM <DIR> ..
    04/17/2010 08:53 PM 24 _driver.cfg
    04/16/2010 11:00 AM 23,872 _filelst.cfg
    04/17/2010 08:54 PM 1,130 drivetable.txt
    01/17/2010 04:11 PM 270 fifo.log
    02/22/2010 01:05 AM <DIR> RP100
    02/23/2010 12:33 AM <DIR> RP101
    02/24/2010 06:22 AM <DIR> RP102
    02/24/2010 06:22 AM <DIR> RP103
    02/24/2010 06:29 AM <DIR> RP104
    02/24/2010 08:23 PM <DIR> RP105
    02/24/2010 08:23 PM <DIR> RP106
    02/24/2010 08:26 PM <DIR> RP107
    02/24/2010 08:26 PM <DIR> RP108
    02/24/2010 09:46 PM <DIR> RP109
    02/24/2010 09:51 PM <DIR> RP110
    02/25/2010 10:45 PM <DIR> RP111
    02/27/2010 04:05 AM <DIR> RP112
    02/28/2010 08:15 PM <DIR> RP113
    03/01/2010 11:56 PM <DIR> RP114
    03/03/2010 12:59 AM <DIR> RP115
    03/04/2010 04:04 PM <DIR> RP116
    03/05/2010 05:53 PM <DIR> RP117
    03/06/2010 08:49 PM <DIR> RP118
    03/07/2010 09:09 PM <DIR> RP119
    03/09/2010 04:59 AM <DIR> RP120
    03/10/2010 07:12 AM <DIR> RP121
    03/13/2010 04:08 AM <DIR> RP122
    03/15/2010 03:52 PM <DIR> RP123
    03/17/2010 06:47 PM <DIR> RP124
    03/21/2010 02:00 PM <DIR> RP125
    01/19/2010 07:57 PM <DIR> RP75
    01/20/2010 10:53 PM <DIR> RP76
    01/23/2010 12:51 AM <DIR> RP77
    01/24/2010 01:24 AM <DIR> RP78
    01/25/2010 05:06 AM <DIR> RP79
    01/27/2010 05:50 PM <DIR> RP80
    01/28/2010 07:52 AM <DIR> RP81
    01/28/2010 01:36 PM <DIR> RP82
    01/28/2010 02:05 PM <DIR> RP83
    01/28/2010 02:21 PM <DIR> RP84
    01/29/2010 06:44 AM <DIR> RP85
    01/29/2010 06:50 AM <DIR> RP86
    01/29/2010 07:23 PM <DIR> RP87
    02/01/2010 01:57 PM <DIR> RP88
    02/05/2010 11:31 AM <DIR> RP89
    02/07/2010 07:00 AM <DIR> RP90
    02/09/2010 12:03 AM <DIR> RP91
    02/10/2010 09:46 PM <DIR> RP92
    02/12/2010 02:26 PM <DIR> RP93
    02/13/2010 06:19 PM <DIR> RP94
    02/14/2010 07:46 PM <DIR> RP95
    02/15/2010 08:05 PM <DIR> RP96
    02/17/2010 11:07 AM <DIR> RP97
    02/18/2010 02:42 PM <DIR> RP98
    02/20/2010 01:23 AM <DIR> RP99
    03/24/2010 12:10 AM <DIR> RP126
    03/25/2010 11:51 PM <DIR> RP127
    03/28/2010 09:01 PM <DIR> RP128
    03/29/2010 09:09 PM <DIR> RP129
    03/31/2010 06:48 PM <DIR> RP130
    04/01/2010 02:58 AM <DIR> RP131
    04/01/2010 02:58 AM <DIR> RP132
    04/02/2010 03:32 PM <DIR> RP133
    04/04/2010 07:55 PM <DIR> RP134
    04/05/2010 09:06 PM <DIR> RP135
    04/08/2010 12:28 AM <DIR> RP136
    04/10/2010 02:36 PM <DIR> RP137
    04/10/2010 11:39 PM <DIR> RP138
    04/12/2010 02:15 AM <DIR> RP139
    04/13/2010 03:50 AM <DIR> RP140
    04/14/2010 04:40 AM <DIR> RP141
    04/15/2010 06:02 AM <DIR> RP142
    04/16/2010 11:00 AM <DIR> RP143
    04/16/2010 03:39 PM <DIR> RP144
    04/16/2010 03:40 PM <DIR> RP145

    *******

    C:/System Volume Information
    2.96 GB (3,186,114,564 bytes)

    I'm sure you could find another way. Be creative :)
    It ain't fun, until you break something :)
    There is bound to be a recipe to get in there, available somewhere.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cacls

    http://www.theeldergeek.com/system_volume_information_folder1.htm

    Paul
     
  14. Doug W.

    Doug W. Flightless Bird

    "luke7" <luke7@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:87E9F8E3-2FC4-4E96-B4B0-68DFB946DD51@microsoft.com...
    >
    >
    > "Lem" wrote:
    >
    >> Mint wrote:
    >> > On Apr 16, 10:52 pm, Lem <lemp40@unknownhost> wrote:
    >> >> Mint wrote:
    >> >>> I have granted full control to a limited user to view the
    >> >>> files in C:
    >> >>> \system volume information,
    >> >>> but I still cannot view the files.
    >> >>> Is there a way to view them?
    >> >>> Thanks.
    >> >> System Volume Information is "super hidden" for good
    >> >> reason. Mess with
    >> >> it at your peril.
    >> >>
    >> >> --
    >> >> Lem
    >> >>
    >> >> Apollo 11 - 40 years
    >> >> ago:http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/40th/index.html
    >> >
    >> > Hey Lem.
    >> >
    >> > Now stay calm. :)
    >> > I am a professional.
    >> >
    >> > Andy

    >>
    >> Yes ... but a professional what?
    >>
    >> Actually, if you follow the instructions in KB 309531 (at
    >> least those
    >> for "Windows XP Professional using the NTFS File System on a
    >> Workgroup
    >> or Standalone Computer") a limited user *can* view the
    >> subfolders of the
    >> _restorexxx folder.
    >>
    >> Perhaps if you were to explain *why* you want to view those
    >> subfolders
    >> (whether as a limited user or as a computer administrator)
    >> you might be
    >> able to get some useful information.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Lem

    >
    > I followed KB 309531 and was not able to view the sub
    > directories.
    >
    > I want to view them so I can see how many system restore
    > points are there.
    >
    > I use a limited account to be safe.
    > I want to limit how many times that I have to log on as an
    > Admin.
    >
    > I have no evil intent.
    >
    > Check my posts in the newsgroups if you doubt it.
    >
    > Andy
    >

    ========
    If you want to check how many system restore points there are
    then go to:

    Start/All Programs/Accesories/System Tools/System Restore

    Check the Restore my computer to an earlier time/next

    See where the calendar has darkened the dates where there are
    restore points.

    There, you can now count how many restore points there are.

    Now get the back the heck out of there and quit messing around.

    ===
     
  15. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    luke7 wrote:
    > "Lem" wrote:
    >
    >> Mint wrote:
    >>> On Apr 16, 10:52 pm, Lem <lemp40@unknownhost> wrote:
    >>>> Mint wrote:
    >>>>> I have granted full control to a limited user to view the files
    >>>>> in C: \system volume information,
    >>>>> but I still cannot view the files.
    >>>>> Is there a way to view them?
    >>>>> Thanks.
    >>>> System Volume Information is "super hidden" for good reason. Mess
    >>>> with
    >>>> it at your peril.
    >>>>
    >>>> --
    >>>> Lem
    >>>>
    >>>> Apollo 11 - 40 years
    >>>> ago:http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/40th/index.html
    >>>
    >>> Hey Lem.
    >>>
    >>> Now stay calm. :)
    >>> I am a professional.
    >>>
    >>> Andy

    >>
    >> Yes ... but a professional what?
    >>
    >> Actually, if you follow the instructions in KB 309531 (at least those
    >> for "Windows XP Professional using the NTFS File System on a
    >> Workgroup or Standalone Computer") a limited user *can* view the
    >> subfolders of the _restorexxx folder.
    >>
    >> Perhaps if you were to explain *why* you want to view those
    >> subfolders (whether as a limited user or as a computer
    >> administrator) you might be able to get some useful information.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Lem

    >
    > I followed KB 309531 and was not able to view the sub directories.
    >
    > I want to view them so I can see how many system restore points are
    > there.


    You can get that information by simply running System Restore. (Just
    don't roll back to an earlier point!)

    Keep in mind that the older the Restore Point, the less useful it is.
    Consider imaging the hard drive instead if you want to be safe.

    Also, in the future, to avoid confusion, please don't alter your
    identity, especially in the same thread! You began as "mint" and now you
    are "luke7." That's very confusing!
     
  16. luke7

    luke7 Flightless Bird

    "Doug W." wrote:

    >
    > "luke7" <luke7@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:87E9F8E3-2FC4-4E96-B4B0-68DFB946DD51@microsoft.com...
    > >
    > >
    > > "Lem" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Mint wrote:
    > >> > On Apr 16, 10:52 pm, Lem <lemp40@unknownhost> wrote:
    > >> >> Mint wrote:
    > >> >>> I have granted full control to a limited user to view the
    > >> >>> files in C:
    > >> >>> \system volume information,
    > >> >>> but I still cannot view the files.
    > >> >>> Is there a way to view them?
    > >> >>> Thanks.
    > >> >> System Volume Information is "super hidden" for good
    > >> >> reason. Mess with
    > >> >> it at your peril.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> --
    > >> >> Lem
    > >> >>
    > >> >> Apollo 11 - 40 years
    > >> >> ago:http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/40th/index.html
    > >> >
    > >> > Hey Lem.
    > >> >
    > >> > Now stay calm. :)
    > >> > I am a professional.
    > >> >
    > >> > Andy
    > >>
    > >> Yes ... but a professional what?
    > >>
    > >> Actually, if you follow the instructions in KB 309531 (at
    > >> least those
    > >> for "Windows XP Professional using the NTFS File System on a
    > >> Workgroup
    > >> or Standalone Computer") a limited user *can* view the
    > >> subfolders of the
    > >> _restorexxx folder.
    > >>
    > >> Perhaps if you were to explain *why* you want to view those
    > >> subfolders
    > >> (whether as a limited user or as a computer administrator)
    > >> you might be
    > >> able to get some useful information.
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Lem

    > >
    > > I followed KB 309531 and was not able to view the sub
    > > directories.
    > >
    > > I want to view them so I can see how many system restore
    > > points are there.
    > >
    > > I use a limited account to be safe.
    > > I want to limit how many times that I have to log on as an
    > > Admin.
    > >
    > > I have no evil intent.
    > >
    > > Check my posts in the newsgroups if you doubt it.
    > >
    > > Andy
    > >

    > ========
    > If you want to check how many system restore points there are
    > then go to:
    >
    > Start/All Programs/Accesories/System Tools/System Restore
    >
    > Check the Restore my computer to an earlier time/next
    >
    > See where the calendar has darkened the dates where there are
    > restore points.
    >
    > There, you can now count how many restore points there are.
    >
    > Now get the back the heck out of there and quit messing around.
    >


    That is way to many steps when a simple permission would do it or some way
    that someone doesn't want to reveal.
     
  17. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    luke7 wrote:
    > "Doug W." wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> "luke7" <luke7@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:87E9F8E3-2FC4-4E96-B4B0-68DFB946DD51@microsoft.com...
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Lem" wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Mint wrote:
    >>>>> On Apr 16, 10:52 pm, Lem <lemp40@unknownhost> wrote:
    >>>>>> Mint wrote:
    >>>>>>> I have granted full control to a limited user to view the
    >>>>>>> files in C:
    >>>>>>> \system volume information,
    >>>>>>> but I still cannot view the files.
    >>>>>>> Is there a way to view them?
    >>>>>>> Thanks.
    >>>>>> System Volume Information is "super hidden" for good
    >>>>>> reason. Mess with
    >>>>>> it at your peril.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> --
    >>>>>> Lem
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Apollo 11 - 40 years
    >>>>>> ago:http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/40th/index.html
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Hey Lem.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Now stay calm. :)
    >>>>> I am a professional.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Andy
    >>>>
    >>>> Yes ... but a professional what?
    >>>>
    >>>> Actually, if you follow the instructions in KB 309531 (at
    >>>> least those
    >>>> for "Windows XP Professional using the NTFS File System on a
    >>>> Workgroup
    >>>> or Standalone Computer") a limited user *can* view the
    >>>> subfolders of the
    >>>> _restorexxx folder.
    >>>>
    >>>> Perhaps if you were to explain *why* you want to view those
    >>>> subfolders
    >>>> (whether as a limited user or as a computer administrator)
    >>>> you might be
    >>>> able to get some useful information.
    >>>>
    >>>> --
    >>>> Lem
    >>>
    >>> I followed KB 309531 and was not able to view the sub
    >>> directories.
    >>>
    >>> I want to view them so I can see how many system restore
    >>> points are there.
    >>>
    >>> I use a limited account to be safe.
    >>> I want to limit how many times that I have to log on as an
    >>> Admin.
    >>>
    >>> I have no evil intent.
    >>>
    >>> Check my posts in the newsgroups if you doubt it.
    >>>
    >>> Andy
    >>>

    >> ========
    >> If you want to check how many system restore points there are
    >> then go to:
    >>
    >> Start/All Programs/Accesories/System Tools/System Restore
    >>
    >> Check the Restore my computer to an earlier time/next
    >>
    >> See where the calendar has darkened the dates where there are
    >> restore points.
    >>
    >> There, you can now count how many restore points there are.
    >>
    >> Now get the back the heck out of there and quit messing around.
    >>

    >
    > That is way to many steps when a simple permission would do it or
    > some way that someone doesn't want to reveal.


    Actually, the method above by far is the easiest way. The only other
    ways (KB309531 or booting off a Linux environment) have already been
    discussed in this thread. It's not a matter of people here not wanting
    to reveal anything. That particular folder is "super-hidden" and is so
    by design (blame Microsoft if you want to!).
     
  18. Doug W.

    Doug W. Flightless Bird

    "Daave" <daave@example.com> wrote in message
    news:%23a2MKK13KHA.1016@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > luke7 wrote:
    >> "Doug W." wrote:
    >>
    >>>
    >>> "luke7" <luke7@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:87E9F8E3-2FC4-4E96-B4B0-68DFB946DD51@microsoft.com...
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "Lem" wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> Mint wrote:
    >>>>>> On Apr 16, 10:52 pm, Lem <lemp40@unknownhost> wrote:
    >>>>>>> Mint wrote:
    >>>>>>>> I have granted full control to a limited user to view
    >>>>>>>> the
    >>>>>>>> files in C:
    >>>>>>>> \system volume information,
    >>>>>>>> but I still cannot view the files.
    >>>>>>>> Is there a way to view them?
    >>>>>>>> Thanks.
    >>>>>>> System Volume Information is "super hidden" for good
    >>>>>>> reason. Mess with
    >>>>>>> it at your peril.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> --
    >>>>>>> Lem
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Apollo 11 - 40 years
    >>>>>>> ago:http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/40th/index.html
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Hey Lem.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Now stay calm. :)
    >>>>>> I am a professional.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Andy
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Yes ... but a professional what?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Actually, if you follow the instructions in KB 309531 (at
    >>>>> least those
    >>>>> for "Windows XP Professional using the NTFS File System on
    >>>>> a
    >>>>> Workgroup
    >>>>> or Standalone Computer") a limited user *can* view the
    >>>>> subfolders of the
    >>>>> _restorexxx folder.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Perhaps if you were to explain *why* you want to view
    >>>>> those
    >>>>> subfolders
    >>>>> (whether as a limited user or as a computer administrator)
    >>>>> you might be
    >>>>> able to get some useful information.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> --
    >>>>> Lem
    >>>>
    >>>> I followed KB 309531 and was not able to view the sub
    >>>> directories.
    >>>>
    >>>> I want to view them so I can see how many system restore
    >>>> points are there.
    >>>>
    >>>> I use a limited account to be safe.
    >>>> I want to limit how many times that I have to log on as an
    >>>> Admin.
    >>>>
    >>>> I have no evil intent.
    >>>>
    >>>> Check my posts in the newsgroups if you doubt it.
    >>>>
    >>>> Andy
    >>>>
    >>> ========
    >>> If you want to check how many system restore points there
    >>> are
    >>> then go to:
    >>>
    >>> Start/All Programs/Accesories/System Tools/System Restore
    >>>
    >>> Check the Restore my computer to an earlier time/next
    >>>
    >>> See where the calendar has darkened the dates where there
    >>> are
    >>> restore points.
    >>>
    >>> There, you can now count how many restore points there are.
    >>>
    >>> Now get the back the heck out of there and quit messing
    >>> around.
    >>>

    >>
    >> That is way to many steps when a simple permission would do
    >> it or
    >> some way that someone doesn't want to reveal.

    >
    > Actually, the method above by far is the easiest way. The only
    > other ways (KB309531 or booting off a Linux environment) have
    > already been discussed in this thread. It's not a matter of
    > people here not wanting to reveal anything. That particular
    > folder is "super-hidden" and is so by design (blame Microsoft
    > if you want to!).
    >

    ==
    Daave: Well, when you are dealing with "mind warp" as is evident
    by his reply, then no explanation will do and so we might as
    well say no more.
    ==
     

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