Windows 10: Windows folders appear on the wrong drive


  1. Posts : 90
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 10586 Multiprocessor Free
       18 Apr 2016 #1

    Windows folders appear on the wrong drive


    Hi all
    My windows 10 system is installed on C:\ drive.
    Last week I have done in-place upgrade.
    I now see that in my root D:\ drive I have two folders which I cannot access and I also wish to delete.
    1. WindowsApps
    2. WpSystem
    Can someone please help me with this? I wasn't able to get permission using:
    takeown /f D:\WindowsApps /r /d y
    icacls D:\WindowsApps /grant administrators:F /T
    I get:
    D:\WindowsApps: Access is denied.
    Successfully processed 0 files; Failed processing 1 files


    I do not have windows phone. And yes, I do have a hidden folder of Windows Apps in C:\Program Files
    How can I delete the ones in D: drive?

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	835414.png 
Views:	2 
Size:	47.3 KB 
ID:	75414



      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    18 Apr 2016 #2

    Hi, I've not experienced those folders being created on D when I've done an in-place upgrade repair.

    The easiest way to delete those as you're familiar with the command prompt may be
    - boot from Win 10 installation medium
    - navigate via Advanced Options to a command prompt
    - identify the correct partition, noting the drive letters will differ
    - delete the folder from the command prompt.

    Failing that, obtain and use a live boot CD
    - boot you system from it
    - delete the folders

    Emco MoveonBoot (free) also is supposed to delete files and folders on boot, but I've had variable success with it
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

Related Threads
Since upgrading to Windows 10 from 8.1, I've seen the following message several times. Display Driver stopped responding and has recovered Display driver Intel HD Graphics Drivers for Windows 8(R) stopped responding and has successfully...
Solved C: drive wrong format in General Support
some how and not knowing when my C drive on my laptop became a format GPT? I noticed it when trying to do a re deploy using Macrium. right now I am doing a clean all. could some tell me what steps to be sure it will be ntfs when I will be re...
https://www.tenforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=61079&stc=1Hi guys in my desktop I have two hard disks ( disk 0 and disk 1 ) . Disk 1 is a clone of disk 0 created by Macrium Reflect Disk 0 : ( C: ) windows 10 pro , upgrade from windows 7 ...
Hi all, first post, so I hope I'm posting in the right place. I have decided to migrate to Win10 while maintaining my Win7 system until I'm sure (on the same box). Win 10 is installed on a new SSD, Win7 on an old SSD, with all my files held on a...
Random Folders Appearing on the C:\ Drive in Windows Updates and Activation
I have a few Windows 10 systems with clean installs (not upgraded) whose C:\ drives are filling up with random hex named folders; over 50K of them. From what I have read, this could be related to temporary update folders, but they are not being...
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 12:45.
Find Us