In Windows 10 Anniversary Update I was able to prevent creation of the "System Volume Information" folder by editing GPEDIT and Services. In GPEDIT I set "Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Search > Do not allow locations on removable drives to be added to libraries" to Enabled. In Services I set Windows Search to Disabled. Combined, these two setting in Anniversary Update prevented creation of the "System Volume Information" folder on USB flash drives whenever I inserted one. This is not working in Creators Update. Since updating to it, even though these two settings are set as described, Windows still insists on creating this folder. This behavior is inconvenient at best, and extremely annoying and bothersome otherwise. Taking ownership and deleting this folder is not exactly a user-friendly process. USB drives normally don't need this folder, especially if they are being used to store music files for play in MP3 players or automotive sound systems. This is doubly true if the MP3 files are stored in folders by artist, as one then has a folder named "System Volume Information" that contains no music files. Is there any way to prevent creation of "System Volume Information" for USB flash drives in Windows 10 Creators Update?