Windows 10: Windows 10.Old Folder cannot be Deleted

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  1.    21 Jun 2016 #1

    Windows 10.Old Folder cannot be Deleted


    Hi guys i have Windows.old folder in my c drive every time i try to delete it says ''The action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is open another program Close the folder or file and try again."

    Here are the steps are tried to deleting

    1. Try using unlocker to delete the folder didn't work
    2. you ccleaner program to delete folder didn't work
    3. Using windows Disk cleanup and checking on previous Windows installation(s) didn't work
    4. taking ownership from the folder and try deleting it didn't work

    like there is no way to delete this folder because in the folder it contains system files folder and there is no way to delete them any help would be great thanks.
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  2.    21 Jun 2016 #2

    Create a recovery drive (USB flash drive or CD/DVD) using Kyhi's Recovery Drive:
    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums

    Boot the computer from that, you should be able to delete Windows.old from file explorer.

    or

    Boot into safe mode to delete Windows.old:
    Safe Mode - Start Windows 10 in - Windows 10 Forums

    You should be able to delete Windows.old in safe mode.
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  3.    21 Jun 2016 #3

    kk when i go to safe mod using option one how do i get out of safe mod just by restarting?
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  4.    21 Jun 2016 #4

    safe mode didn't work either...
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  5. Posts : 2,554
    Windows 10 Home x64: 1607 Redstone (1) Build 14393.198
       22 Jun 2016 #5

    Hi have you tried as a last resort Revo Uninstaller
    Or go into your C Drive go to Windows there you should see a Folder called Windows Old.
    Try Right click on it and see if you can delete it that way.
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  6. Posts : 2,195
    W10 Pro + W10 Preview
       22 Jun 2016 #6

    Did you click on highlighted link to reveal Windows.Old? as shown below...then scrolled down to and ticked to delete.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html

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    Last edited by Brink; 22 Jun 2016 at 07:41. Reason: Added tutorial link for more info
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  7.    22 Jun 2016 #7

    Boot from a linux or ubuntu live cd and you can delete any files.
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  8.    22 Jun 2016 #8

    dencal said: View Post
    Did you click on highlighted link to reveal Windows.Old? as shown below...then scrolled down to and ticked to delete.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html

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    yes i already mention that i did this step
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  9.    22 Jun 2016 #9

    Gayle said: View Post
    Boot from a linux or ubuntu live cd and you can delete any files.
    ?? are you okay i don't have linux... lol
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  10.    22 Jun 2016 #10

    Ha .. It's weird .. Just curious .. Are you using the admin acct. on that PC ?

    It did work for me using Disk clean up ..:
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