1.    04 Aug 2017 #1

    W10 Pro Update - Multiple "WINDOWS" directories?


    Hey guys*.

    Since my Windows 10 updated to version 1703 (build 15063.502) I now have multiple "Windows" folders within my C drive.
    • Windows (main installation folder)
    • $WINDOWS.~BT
    • Windows.old
    • Windows10Upgrade

    I am unsure of which is safe to delete because all three of the additional folders are taking significant storage space.
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    Last edited by IoNGeNeRaL; 04 Aug 2017 at 14:27.
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  2.    04 Aug 2017 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by IoNGeNeRaL View Post
    Since my Windows 10 updated to version 1703 (build 15063.502) I now have multiple "Windows" folders within my C drive.
    • Windows (main installation folder)
    • $WINDOWS.~BT
    • Windows.old
    • Windows10Upgrade

    I am unsure of which is safe to delete because all three of the additional folders are taking significant storage space.
    Your system only uses the Windows folder. The other three are from the upgrade process. Windows should automatically delete them 10 days after your upgrade, in the mean time they are required should you wish to go back to your previous build.

    If you are sure you don't want to undo the upgrade, then you can delete them. The best way is to run Windows own Disk Clean up, and click its 'clean up system files' button. That is Option One in this tutorial.

    Delete Windows.old Folder in Windows 10
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  3.    04 Aug 2017 #3

    Done.

    Thank you.
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  4.    04 Aug 2017 #4
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