Stop System Volume Information on USB Memory Stick?

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    Stop System Volume Information on USB Memory Stick?

    Hello ALL:
    I keep seeing "solutions" to not having my system...64 Bit Win 10 PRO...create a System Volume Information Folder. I only want to do this on USB Memory Sticks so that when I use them in our cars the folder is not there. It keeps adding it whenever I format the USB stick, or add files. Some software, like our car Navigation updates ONLY want the update on the USB Stick and NOTHING else.

    So is there a good way to do this without messing up anything else?
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    I remember a long time ago I figured how to fix that.... when we all had Windows XP. Now I find it impossible for Windows to resist the temptation of creating a System Volume Information folder for any drive. Even my old-skool Video iPod has that folder in it. It's such a completely useless folder for drives that don't have System Restore enabled on them. YET it would be nice to see where the solution is to disable System Volume Information on drives that don't need it.

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    Yes, there has to be a way. I hope someone here has figured it out. A Google Search has some suggestions but then others say to not try it!
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    Win10 Home and the reg hack didn't work me
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search
    DisableRemovableDriveIndexing = 1
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    I do have Pro.
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    Right ... I was just curious if the reg hack worked for Win10 Home. I got Win10 Pro running in VM, soon as I get a chance I'm gonna try the Group Policy fix and if that don't work ... the reg hack :)
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    Great, let me know what you find and how you did it if it works.
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    Not sure this is valid test ... Win 10 Pro (Latest Insiders Preview) running in Virtualbox VM

    Doing the Group Policy Fix which actually adds the DisableRemovableDriveIndexing = 1 to the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search did NOT work, even with a Reboot

    Manually deleted "System Volume Information" before each
    Format USB Stick puts it back
    Removing & Reinserting USB Stick puts it back
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