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  1.    21 Jun 2016 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2015
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    Windows 10 64 bit Pro

    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
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,550
    Windows 10 Pro

    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
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 49
    Windows 10 64 bit Pro
    Thread Starter

    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
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    Windows 10 64 bit Pro
    Thread Starter

    safe mode didn't work either...
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  5.    22 Jun 2016 #5
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Poole Dorset UK
    Posts : 2,561
    Windows 10 x64 Home Version(1709) Build16299.98

    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.    22 Jun 2016 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2014
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    W10 Pro + W10 Preview

    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

    Click image for larger version. 

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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
    Join Date : Jun 2016
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    Windows 10

    Boot from a linux or ubuntu live cd and you can delete any files.
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  8.    22 Jun 2016 #8
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 49
    Windows 10 64 bit Pro
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by dencal 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

    Click image for larger version. 

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    yes i already mention that i did this step
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  9.    22 Jun 2016 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gayle 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
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    Wds10 - OEM

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

    It did work for me using Disk clean up ..:
    Click image for larger version. 

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