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  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro 32bit
       28 Aug 2015 #60

    Thank you, very helpful, it works on me with disk cleanup,,
    I have very big size windows old (about 20Gb), cause reinstall too much (try some build win10) witout fresh install
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       28 Aug 2015 #61

    Glad you could free up the space.
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    Windows 10 Pro x64, 10240
       08 Sep 2015 #62
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  4. Posts : 20,722
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       08 Sep 2015 #63

    Glad they could help ToneEQ, and welcome to Ten Forums.
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 bits 10240 Multiprocessor Free
       17 Sep 2015 #64

    Gary said: View Post
    Take ownership of it and then run Disk Cleanup as an Admin. That worked for me.


    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html
    Cheers. This finally worked. After taking ownership, you can even just delete it like any other folder. Saved 16GB on my dads (who is 82 yrs) laptop.
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  6.    03 Oct 2015 #65

    Couldn't remove it until I did a system restore an tried cleanmgr again.

    Oh well, at least its gone now!
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Ver 1607 OS Build 14393.693
       05 Oct 2015 #66

    Hi Guys

    I cannot delete some files even though i have followed all the tutorials

    See files that will not move Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.10240] (c) 2015 Microsoft Corporation. All right - Pastebin.com
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       05 Oct 2015 #67

    Hello thorrr,

    Did you take ownership, and try again?
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Ver 1607 OS Build 14393.693
       05 Oct 2015 #68

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello thorrr,

    Did you take ownership, and try again?
    Hi Brink i have tried 4 times taking ownership but this lot will not move
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  10. Posts : 20,722
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       05 Oct 2015 #69

    In that case, boot from your installation media to open a command prompt at boot to see if you may be able to delete the folder. This way it's outside the OS environment when trying.
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