Can I safely delete install.wim?

  1. JMedlock83's Avatar
    Posts : 612
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Can I safely delete install.wim?

    I'm cleaning out unnecessary files and folders and came across my C drive. Since I have created my own custom recovery partition, can I safely delete this install.wim that is currently setting in my C drive and using 9GB?
      My Computers

  2. Ztruker's Avatar
    Posts : 13,521
    Windows 10 Pro X64 20H4 19042.928

    install.wim is not a file you normally find on you C: drive. Where exactly are you finding it?

    I don't have it on mine and have never seen one on any of the systems I've worked on.
      My Computers

  3. PRince4's Avatar
    Posts : 66
    Windows 10 Home

    "Install.wim" is a Windows Installation (Setup) file that comes with in the Windows Installation Image or media. It's not a system file. So i think you might be looking in a Installation media Drive.
      My Computer


  Related Discussions
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 16:05.
Find Us

Windows 10 Forums