Windows 10: Can't erase Windows.old folder Solved

  1.    2 Weeks Ago #1

    Can't erase Windows.old folder


    I reset Windows in January. I thought that the Windows.old folder would self destruct after 10 days.

    How an I get rid of it?
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  2. Posts : 27,295
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17604
       2 Weeks Ago #2

    Hello Syncopator,

    Here are some options for deleting the Windows.old folder.

    Delete Windows.old Folder in Windows 10 Performance Maintenance Tutorials
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  3.    2 Weeks Ago #3

    Thank you Brink.

    Whilst waiting for a reply I thought I would have a go with EMCO's Move on boot. That did it, albeit in two parts.
    It removed most of the file's contents but left the file folder behind. Strange. But I was able to delete it by the normal method of right clicking on it etc.
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  4. Posts : 27,295
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17604
       2 Weeks Ago #4

    Great news.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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