Windows 10: Windows folders appear on the wrong drive

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    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?

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  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
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