How to reset the System Volume Information folder?

I would like to know how to reset the System Volume Information folder to empty all the potential viruses.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks in advance for your suggestions :>

I use cleanmgr /sagerun:1 of the dialog box run when you use a switch.

However, I usually just use these instructions.

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