As I was doing some defragging i noticed that several of my most fragmented files were stashed away in the windows.old folder. I thought this folder was for recovering old installation and personal files? ain't that the thought of said folder?
Moving on, as I want to clear up some disk space and up until now never had any use (atleast that i know of? enlighten me if u want) the windows.old folder; i figured i'd delete it; or atleast delete some of the "big files" that came up during my defraging, as some were old install files and movies etc.
I then noticed after streaming a netflix movie earlier today (before defragging) that it was actually stored inside the TEMP folder INSIDE the windows.old folder, instead of the "new" temp folders placed outside windows.old.
I then proceeded to "run" --> TEMP and %TEMP% and noticed these folders were pretty bare in terms of content.
Thus, although i might be wrong, it appears as my windows have put/prefer to use the TEMP FOLDERS inside the windows.old folder, rather than in the temp folders in my "new" windows folder etc.
This thus makes me a bit scared to delete/cleanup files and/or the whole windows.old folder.
How shall i proceed? will deleting/cleaning it up screw something over in terms of me "loosing out on my temp folder" etc. etc.
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