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IndexerVolumeGuid-What the heck is it?!

RobAbraham asked on

I have found a file on my USB stick and my phone called "IndexerVolumeGuid" that i have no idea what is for. I have searched everywhere on the Internet via Google and have found no concrete information on it. some say it could be a virus while others say it's a System restore file. I am more inclined to be believe the latter, but it exhibits odd behavior for a regular file. According to what i read, it will copy itself to portable devices that are plugged into the computer. Then you delete it and it reloads itself the next time the drive is plugged in. It seems the only way to actually disable this is to go and disable System restore itself.

What is this file? Is it innocent, is it a virus?

Anyone?

I forgot to mention that it shows up in a folder called "System volume information".

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What is this file? Is it innocent, is it a virus?
Anyone?
I forgot to mention that it shows up in a folder called "System volume information".

Innocent,I should say.As per the name suggests it keeps the indexes of the files in System Volume Information.I do have it too in my drive.

via: System Volume Information folder

The System Volume Information folder is a hidden system folder that the System Restore tool uses to store its information and restore points. There is a System Volume Information folder on every partition on your computer. You might need to gain access to this folder for troubleshooting purposes.

You can turn System protection off for the drive so that it doesn't create it

Go to Control Panel>System restore.

Highlight the Flash drive in the window and click on configure.

Turn System Protection OFF for the Flash drive.

Gordon B-P from here

I would suggest hiding Operating system files so that it doesn't bother you.

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