Windows 10: Deleting a folder on the system drive

  1.    25 Aug 2015 #1

    Deleting a folder on the system drive


    A file named customrefresh.wim remains on my C: drive. 9 Gb big. I believe it is a leftover from windows 8.1. I suspect the folder was created by windows 8.1 in connection with creating a USB recovery drive for the 8.1 system. I should have erased it then, but forgot. Can I do it now? How can I make sure, it is what i think it is?

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       25 Aug 2015 #2

    What is the full path to this file?
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  3.    26 Aug 2015 #3

    Ztruker said: View Post
    What is the full path to this file?
    Windows C:/RefreshImage/customrefresh.wim
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       26 Aug 2015 #4

    I use CCleaner to clean up these files. Under Advanced, select Old windows files (or something like that) then run Analyze to see what it will delete. If ok then clean Run CCleaner.
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  5.    26 Aug 2015 #5

    If you delete it then Windows will just do a default refresh. It would be better to deregister the custom refresh image before deleting it though.
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  6.    27 Aug 2015 #6

    Well old system files should be in windows.old folder, i think that's a recovery image from windows 8.1 given by your manufacturer. If it was me i would delete it since its taking space and recovery is basically useless for me since i have backups.
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