Windows 10: 6Gbyte hidden folder at C:\ - remove it?

  1.    02 Aug 2015 #1

    6Gbyte hidden folder at C:\ - remove it?

    Folder named "$Windows.~WS" is about 6Gbyte. What is it doing? I had it after I upgrated from windows 8.1 to 10, but after a clean install I assumed it would be gone. But no ... after a little while it is back and it is STILL around 6 Gbyte.

    What is it for? Can it be deleted without ruin the WIndows 10 installation?

    I also now got a folder named "$Windows.~BT" but that is only 395268 bytes, so that is OK ... I think.
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  2.    02 Aug 2015 #2

    WS is windows setup..

    Use disk cleanup - clean system files > to remove
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    02 Aug 2015 #3

    But why is this folder comming back? As written, I did a clean install (from a bootable USB-pen), so why would Windows installer make such a large folder during installation?

    But Okay, I'll try and delete it ans see what happens
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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