How to delete WindowsApps.old folder?

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  1. Posts : 123,358
    Windows 11 Pro (x64) 21H2 Build 22000.675
       #11

    Pipppero2007 said:
    Unlocked was already running before your first answer so I am wait it to finish his job but it is doing anything :-(

    Your tool is clear I am downloading the 64bit version.
    What I don't understand is why you keep telling that is not ISO, while it is ISO!!!
    Sorry for that, as I thought he zipped them, my mistake. Z-zip will copy all those files in that iso, right to your usb drive, once you format it to fat32. 7-zip can come in very handy for you in the future also. Lots of us use it.
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  2. Posts : 123,358
    Windows 11 Pro (x64) 21H2 Build 22000.675
       #12

    Once you run 7-zip it will install itself unto your pull down screen in file explorer, then high-lite the iso file and right click on it, then you should see 7-zip on your list. Then choose "extract files ..." then just input your drive letter that the usb stick is in. Here is a pic of mine....
    How to delete WindowsApps.old folder?-7-zip.png
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  3. Posts : 187
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
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       #13

    You totally SAVE ME.

    Your tool at the begin crashed during the deletion of the folder, but after that, the folder was really deleted...
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  4. Posts : 123,358
    Windows 11 Pro (x64) 21H2 Build 22000.675
       #14

    Pipppero2007 said:
    You totally SAVE ME.

    Your tool at the begin crashed during the deletion of the folder, but after that, the folder was really deleted...
    Well it should not have crashed at all.....but glad your folder is removed.
    I have Never seen it crash actually.....
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  5. Posts : 187
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
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       #15

    OldMike65 said:
    Well it should not have crashed at all.....but glad your folder is removed.
    I have Never seen it crash actually.....
    When I deleted that folder I had a window that told me that was not possible for such an error, then the screen flashes, then everything blank, then the tool was back but the icon of the desktop was strange (with a square black inside them).
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  6. Posts : 187
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
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       #16

    PS: that tool that I *simply* copy into a FAT32 pen drive, without RUFUS or else, that it worked immediately in UEFI... I don't understand.

    If I had a not-UEFI BIOS what would happen? It starts the same? Or it want an NTFS file system instead?

    Also, if I take a Win 10 ISO (from M$ website) and I simply COPY into a FAT32 pen it will work too? And in not-UEFI?

    Please clarify these things I am very courios and sorry for the "off-topic"!

    PPS: the tool "see" my first partition S.O. but not the second. Actually I have TWO win 10 in TWO different HDD inside the same machine. WHy the tool see only the first and not the second?
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  7. Posts : 123,358
    Windows 11 Pro (x64) 21H2 Build 22000.675
       #17

    Pipppero2007 said:
    When I deleted that folder I had a window that told me that was not possible for such an error, then the screen flashes, then everything blank, then the tool was back but the icon of the desktop was strange (with a square black inside them).
    If you were booted and running from your USB stick, it should not have crashed, very strange.
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  8. Posts : 123,358
    Windows 11 Pro (x64) 21H2 Build 22000.675
       #18

    Pipppero2007 said:
    PS: that tool that I *simply* copy into a FAT32 pen drive, without RUFUS or else, that it worked immediately in UEFI... I don't understand.

    If I had a not-UEFI BIOS what would happen? It starts the same? Or it want an NTFS file system instead?

    Also, if I take a Win 10 ISO (from M$ website) and I simply COPY into a FAT32 pen it will work too? And in not-UEFI?

    Please clarify these things I am very courios and sorry for the "off-topic"!
    Yes UEFI you need to format the usb stick to fat32
    If your system is not UEFI than format that stick to NTFS .....some are already formatted that way actually.

    Yes again, you can do that with any ISO ....including Windows ISO :)

    You last question ....I don't understand....your running 2 different versions of Windows on the SAME drive but just on a different partition?? ....that could lead to trouble, I would use a separate drive. But, I don't know why it is not seen, sorry.
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  9. Posts : 187
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #19

    If just a copy to a correctly formatted usb stick is enough for uefi and for legacy, what Rufus was created for? I used for years knowing it was necessary

    Why instead for linux based tools is nevessary to "activate" the bootable stuff with an internal tool?

    just technical curiosity.
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  10. Posts : 13,933
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #20

    Nothing wrong with Unlocker. I use it all the time when I have files or folders I can't delete. Just tell it to delete on the next boot and it almost always works. Ditto for a rename.

    You can also use Longpath Tool.
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