can't delete windows.old after changing myself to the owner


  1. Posts : 30
    win 10 pro
       #1

    can't delete windows.old after changing myself to the owner


    keep getting blocked trying to delete windows.old to free up 17gb on my SSD which is my win10 os drive
    I thought it might work if I was able to delete the sub folders first, I was able to delete a couple of them.
    I have this same problem with all the remaining windows.old folders
    initially they were owned by the default TrustedInstaller

    if I am admin and owner why even ask this permission?
    can't delete windows.old after changing myself to the owner-trusted-installer.jpg

    after hitting continue, I get this
    can't delete windows.old after changing myself to the owner-trusted-installer1.jpg

    here is the permissions that I thought would give delete capabilitycan't delete windows.old after changing myself to the owner-trusted-installer2.jpg
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails can't delete windows.old after changing myself to the owner-trusted-installer3.jpg   can't delete windows.old after changing myself to the owner-trusted-installer4.jpg  
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  2. steve108's Avatar
    Posts : 11,307
    19041.867 - 2004/20H1 Home x64
       #2
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  3. Posts : 30
    win 10 pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    dumb luck


    thanks for reply, turns out before I even checked the link I decided to clean up files via the properties for my SSD os drive cleanup option, to my pleasant surprise there was the box to check to select windows.old for cleanup.
    Nice! and a pleasant surprise, so much easier than fighting the ms ownership/account privileges/etc maze. it would have been interesting to try the command prompt solution, after my experience with file explorer, I would have to see it to believe it )
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  4. Samuria's Avatar
    Posts : 6,028
    windows 10
       #4

    Its simple you use disk storage and set it to delete old and clean up every x days
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