Windows 10: Disk clean up do not clean Windows.old folder. Solved

  1.    01 Aug 2015 #1

    Disk clean up do not clean Windows.old folder.


    Disk clean up do not clean Windows.old folder. I am finding a driver is there, by name IntcDAud.sys. Here it is 439kb and the same is there in Windows\system32\drivers also. Though I am not worried as space occupied is very less, I wanted to know, why clean up is not deleting even after selecting disk clean up|clean up system files.
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  2.    01 Aug 2015 #2

    Did you select "SHOW HIDDEN FILES" in the file explorer? This might help.
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  3.    01 Aug 2015 #3

    Rocky said: View Post
    Did you select "SHOW HIDDEN FILES" in the file explorer? This might help.
    Yes. There is no hidden files except a single driver file and its reference in repository.
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       01 Aug 2015 #4

    Run Disk Cleanup after every boot, eventually it will delete the Windows.old folder. I had exactly the same problem.
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  5.    01 Aug 2015 #5

    use Ccleaner
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    W7 Pro x64 | W10 IP x64 | Linux Mint VM
       01 Aug 2015 #6

    Mumbai said: View Post
    use Ccleaner
    It doesn't always work, it didn't for me when updating from 10166 to 10240.
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  7.    01 Aug 2015 #7

    Boozad said: View Post
    It doesn't always work, it didn't for me when updating from 10166 to 10240.
    then the only solution is deleting them manually but have to set the correct permission settings.
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    W7 Pro x64 | W10 IP x64 | Linux Mint VM
       01 Aug 2015 #8

    I run Disk Cleanup after every reboot and eventually Windows.old was deleted.
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  9.    01 Aug 2015 #9

    Delete Windows old file first, desk will be cleaned automatically
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  10.    01 Aug 2015 #10

    Mumbai said: View Post
    use Ccleaner
    It has not worked.
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