I have turned off system restore and rebooted -as most answers suggest that these files are originating from system restore and would delete following system restore being turned off - but this has not effected the files at all.
Any idea where these files are coming from? I cannot access these files nor take ownership - so cannot manually delete.
I really need this space - I'm reaching the point of saving critical files to external drive and re-installing the O/s but want to avoid this if possible.
I noticed that even though system restore was off, the D drive was still flagged as having a restore point. Turning SR back on for that drive, rebooting,and then turning off again and rebooting cleared the restore points for that drive.
I'm now turning back on for the c: drive and see what occurs!
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