1.    22 Nov 2015 #1
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    Windows.old folder


    I can't remove the windows.old folder when i try its saying access is denied. I tried from Disk cleanup too but it's still there.
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  2.    22 Nov 2015 #2
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  3.    22 Nov 2015 #3

    Try typing "clean" in the search bar and right-click and run as administrator.
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  4.    22 Nov 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edward View Post
    I can't remove the windows.old folder when i try its saying access is denied. I tried from Disk cleanup too but it's still there.
    I have not been using Windows'own Disk Cleanup since Windows 7, 3 years ago.
    I am NOT saying Disk Cleanup is no good. Just not my preference.
    I have been using Ccleaner since then. Pick the free edition for now.
    https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download

    Open Ccleaner > left side, under Windows tab > scroll down to Advanced > check the box " Old Windows Installation" > right side, click Analyze > after that click Run Cleaner.
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  5.    23 Nov 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidhk View Post
    I have not been using Windows'own Disk Cleanup since Windows 7, 3 years ago.
    I am NOT saying Disk Cleanup is no good. Just not my preference.
    I have been using Ccleaner since then. Pick the free edition for now.
    https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download

    Open Ccleaner > left side, under Windows tab > scroll down to Advanced > check the box " Old Windows Installation" > right side, click Analyze > after that click Run Cleaner.
    I use CCleaner too but it didn't delete the folder
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  6.    23 Nov 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dude View Post
    Edit* It worked I had to restart the PC
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  7.    23 Nov 2015 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
    Try typing "clean" in the search bar and right-click and run as administrator.
    I did that but it didn't delete the folder.
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  8.    23 Nov 2015 #8
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    Thank you all for the reply it has 3 drivers in it so it's not taking any space
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  9.    23 Nov 2015 #9
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    Ok, so I restarted the PC and it got deleted I think Unlocker worked finally!
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  10.    26 Nov 2015 #10
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    Glad you sorted it
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