Windows 10: Residual windows.old folder despite everything that comes to mind

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  1.    24 Sep 2016 #11

    i took it to a guy in our i.t department (f.y.i this is a personal laptop , never used it in our company) , the guy booted into Linux using a boot disk , tried to delete it but it was still Access Denied > so the guy renamed the folder to @Windows.old then booted back to windows > attempted to delete again : the message access denied poped up three times like usual and yet the folder disappeared after

    there is only a little problem , he handed it back to me and did not want to explain what the hell was that ...
    any idea peeps ?
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  2.    24 Sep 2016 #12

    Have you tried following my #8?

    (What are peeps?)
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  3.    24 Sep 2016 #13

    dalchina said: View Post
    Have you tried following my #8?

    (What are peeps?)
    People?
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  4.    24 Sep 2016 #14

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Peeps&defid=39600
    Peeps


    Marshmallow candies in the shape of rabbits and baby chickens. Usually served around Easter. Also short for "people".

    Hmm, clearly my English is getting dated- worrying as for a period I was a university English teacher...
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  5.    24 Sep 2016 #15

    dalchina said: View Post
    Marshmallow candies in the shape of rabbits and baby chickens. Usually served around Easter. Also short for "people".
    They make marshmallow peeps for just about every holiday.
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  6.    24 Sep 2016 #16

    The only way to remove Windows.old is using Disk Cleanup: http://www.thewindowsclub.com/delete-remove-windows-old-folder
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  7.    25 Sep 2016 #17

    Unless there is file system corruption. Hence my recommendation to use chkdsk.
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  8.    25 Sep 2016 #18

    spunk said: View Post
    The only way to remove Windows.old is using Disk Cleanup: http://www.thewindowsclub.com/delete-remove-windows-old-folder
    Safest and best maybe but only way it's not. I don't know why was windows holding those leftovers for ransom but after deleting them by brute force, there's no negative backlash to those missing files.
    Now just to find out what is $SysReset folder for. There's only 202KB in log files in one of 5 folders. It has no mention in disk cleanup.
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       25 Sep 2016 #19

    CountMike said: View Post
    I don't know why was windows holding those leftovers for ransom but after deleting them by brute force,
    How do you delete files by "brute force"? Star Wars power or something else?

    I have 4kB file, which can not be removed, it is not really an issue, just annoying like hell, that I can not get rid of it.

    I can not use linux, I can use only Windows, I took ownership of it, it can not be removed using File Assassin or Wise Deleter, because I can not select the file, it apparently does not exist, it shows 0 size and it has no Security tab.

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  10.    25 Sep 2016 #20

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    How do you delete files by "brute force"? Star Wars power or something else?

    I have 4kB file, which can not be removed, it is not really an issue, just annoying like hell, that I can not get rid of it.

    I can not use linux, I can use only Windows, I took ownership of it, it can not be removed using File Assassin or Wise Deleter, because I can not select the file, it apparently does not exist, it shows 0 size and it has no Security tab.

    Took ownership, clicked delete and it was gone.
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