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  1.    18 Jul 2016 #1
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    windows 8.1

    redundant folders in C after upgrade to windows 10


    after upgrading windows 7 to windows 10 I was left with redundant (?) folders in C.
    namely:
    $GetCurrent
    $WINDOWS.~BT
    $Windows.~WS
    ESD
    inetpub
    Recovery
    Windows.old
    Windows10Upgrade

    Assuming I don't want to go back to Windows 7, Can I safely delete these folders without harming the system
    thanks
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  2.    18 Jul 2016 #2
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    W10 Insider + Linux

    You can use Disk Cleaner > Clean up system files to do most of that. Whatever you delete using it is safe.
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  3.    18 Jul 2016 #3
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    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    You can use Disk Cleaner > Clean up system files to do most of that. Whatever you delete using it is safe.
    ----------------------------------
    thanks for your quick answer
    did you mean something like ccleaner?
    or which disk cleaner did you mean?
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  4.    18 Jul 2016 #4
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    The Disk Cleanup built into windows.
    Right click on C: > Properties > Disk Cleanup > Clean up system files and mark everything there.
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  5.    18 Jul 2016 #5

    or type cleanmgr.exe in the search bar.
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  6.    18 Jul 2016 #6
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    windows 8.1
    Thread Starter

    deleting redundant files after upgrade to windows 10


    Ok, I was able with some effort to delete $Windows.~BT & $Windows.~WS
    but windows.old refused to surrender.
    I am administrator, I took ownership of this folder, tried to rename it - nothing helped
    Plus I couldn't find in disk cleanup anything I could check regarding previous windows installations
    Since windows 10 is only from yesterday. Maybe I should wait for the first upgrade?
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  7.    18 Jul 2016 #7
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    windows 8.1
    Thread Starter

    redundant files again


    and I still don't know if I can delete:
    @GetCurrent
    ESD
    inetpub
    Logs
    Recovery
    Windows10Upgrade
    thanks
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  8.    18 Jul 2016 #8
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    Are you sure you were in Cleanup system files ??
    Windows old is marked as "Previous windows installations".
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  9.    18 Jul 2016 #9
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    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Are you sure you were in Cleanup system files ??
    Windows old is marked as "Previous windows installations".
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    many many thanks
    now I found it!
    windows.old is gone

    what do I do with:
    $GetCurrent
    ESD
    inetpub
    Recovery
    Windows10upgrade

    and another question:
    do I need pagefile, swapfile, hiberfil?
    which one is relevant to windows 10
    thanks
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  10.    18 Jul 2016 #10
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    Don't know about this Windows10 upgrade, my guess is it contains W10 downloaded from somewhere.
    Other ones I don't know what they are all about, never had any of them.
    Hiberfill file is used to hibernate computer and if you don't do that can be removed by entering following line in Command prompt (as administrator) powercfg.exe /hibernate off
    Pagefile and swapfile are used by windows for virtual memory and size can be adjusted depending how much RAM you have.
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