Windows 10: Residue of contents Windows.old refuse to be deleted.

  1.    08 Mar 2017 #1

    Residue of contents Windows.old refuse to be deleted.


    I am having problems in finally clearing out Windows.old. Most of it went, when I used the clean-up facility, but a system32 folder, 134KB, that contains folders, drivers and Driver Store remains.
    It appears my permissions need amending, but all I try is met with failure. The folder named Windows 10.old mo longer exists.

    Please can anyone, please help step by step? Permission especially if Trusted Installer could be involved seems a nightmare!
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  2.    08 Mar 2017 #2

    Disk clean should remove it if you run it then run again to remove system files it's classed as a system folder booting a Linux live CD or similar it's quickset way
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  3.    08 Mar 2017 #3

    I used CCleaner to remove that leftover file.
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  4.    08 Mar 2017 #4

    Another idea: create and boot a Puppy Linux usb or dvd; use its file manager to delete windows.old remnants and finally the folder itself.
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