The System Volume Information folder is used for system restoring your system data in the event of data loss or hardware failure. Catalog.wci, on the other hand, is used by the Indexing Service and contains an index of Web and document content on your hard drive. If you are not using the Indexing Service, you can un-install it through Add/Remove Programs and remove the catalog.wci file.
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