Windows 10: Windows folders appear on the wrong drive
Windows folders appear on the wrong drive
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.
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
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?
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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