Help Deleting LocalState.. folder in Windows.Old Folder


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    Help Deleting LocalState.. folder in Windows.Old Folder


    I just updated to Windows 10 1903 and am trying to delete the Windows.old folder after running disk cleanup (including system files), which successfully removed most files/folders. The folder will not delete manually with an error that the system cannot find the specified file. The full path of the offending "file" is C:\Windows.old\Users\Phil\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState. . The folder properties of LocalState.. give the same error.

    This is happening on three PCs I just updated. Any assistance on what's happening would be appreciated.
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    Make sure you are in the C: root directory. Open an Admin Command Prompt. Copy/Paste this into the command prompt and hit ENTER. DO NOT alter it.

    RD /q /s windows.old
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    f14tomcat said:
    Make sure you are in the C: root directory. Open an Admin Command Prompt. Copy/Paste this into the command prompt and hit ENTER. DO NOT alter it.

    RD /q /s windows.old
    This worked. Thank you.
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  4. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    PJLLB said:
    This worked. Thank you.
    You're welcome.
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