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  1.    3 Weeks Ago #311
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    Wonder if anyone else is having this issue....... Ccleaner does NOT completely remove windows.old.

    version 5.36 installed > Ran it TWICE.
    Result : Windows.old left-over remains.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails CCleaner 5.36 .... old windows installation (3).jpg  
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  2.    3 Weeks Ago #312
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    Windows.old folder still present in C drive with small amount of files remaining.

    Click image for larger version. 

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  3.    3 Weeks Ago #313
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Serbia
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    W10 Insider + Linux

    Also have leftover windows.old but with 0 bytes, CC didn't clean it either.
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  4.    3 Weeks Ago #314
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Maine
    Posts : 38,382
    Windows10Pro 64Bit

    CCleaner completely removed mine, on 1st try.
    Try this tutorial

    Delete Windows.old Folder in Windows 10 Performance Maintenance Tutorials
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  5.    3 Weeks Ago #315
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    Serbia
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    W10 Insider + Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by OldMike65 View Post
    CCleaner completely removed mine, on 1st try.
    Try this tutorial

    Delete Windows.old Folder in Windows 10 Performance Maintenance Tutorials
    My case is a bit unique in that it's all empty including subfolders but nothing short of Linux can get rid of it. Didn't get around to do it yet.
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  6.    3 Weeks Ago #316
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    Maine
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    Windows10Pro 64Bit

    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    My case is a bit unique in that it's all empty including subfolders but nothing short of Linux can get rid of it. Didn't get around to do it yet.
    I am surprised thats Kyhi's Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable PE Rescue Disk would not also remove it Mike
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  7.    3 Weeks Ago #317
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    Serbia
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldMike65 View Post
    I am surprised thats Kyhi's Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable PE Rescue Disk would not also remove it Mike
    It flatly refuses to do it. Probably also recognizing it as protected. Can't do it from W7 either.
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  8.    3 Weeks Ago #318
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Stockport UK
    Posts : 2,744
    Wndows 10 x64 Home version 1709

    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    My case is a bit unique in that it's all empty including subfolders but nothing short of Linux can get rid of it. Didn't get around to do it yet.
    I've had that a couple of times in the past Mike and it only happened if the Windows.old directory was empty.
    Like you I ended up running Linux to get rid of it, however the first time I did it I forgot about emptying the Linux trash bin and ended up with a directory called trash in Windows.
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  9.    3 Weeks Ago #319
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    Quote Originally Posted by DooGie View Post
    I've had that a couple of times in the past Mike and it only happened if the Windows.old directory was empty.
    Like you I ended up running Linux to get rid of it, however the first time I did it I forgot about emptying the Linux trash bin and ended up with a directory called trash in Windows.
    Lol, I'll do it from a live Linux distro, should leave no trace. I had to upgrade some tools and Linux distros from 2 USBs I had them on but didn't get around to do it yet so they ere empty, just collecting some tools for them which isn't as easy as for windows. Those are mostly tools for work with HW (because Linux works with it more directly), file retrieving tools and some AV stuff.
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  10.    3 Weeks Ago #320
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    windows 10 Home threshold2

    Win 10 own disk cleanup app was unable to remove the windows.old left-over either.
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