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What is $SysReset folder and how to delete $SysReset folder in Windows 10

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The $SysReset folder is a hidden folder that is created in the root directory of the C drive when you perform either a reset or refresh of Windows 10.

This $SysReset folder contains a subfolder named Logs which contains log files that can help troubleshoot and identify why a reset or refresh may have failed. If you donít need the information in the $SysReset folder, you can safely delete the $SysReset folder.

This tutorial will show you how to safely delete the $SysReset folder in Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to delete the $SysReset folder.

CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Delete $SysReset Folder in File Explorer
  • Option Two: To Delete $SysReset Folder in Elevated Command Prompt


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Delete $SysReset folder in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Delete $SysReset folder in Windows 10
To Delete $SysReset Folder in File Explorer

1. Open File Explorer (Win+E).

2. If you haven't already, you will need to click/tap on the View tab, and check the Hidden items box in the ribbon. (see screenshot below)

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3. Open the Windows C: drive, right click or press and hold on the $SysReset folder, and click/tap on Delete. (see screenshot below)

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4. If prompted, click/tap on Continue to approve. (see screenshot below)

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5. If you like, you can uncheck the Hidden items box in the ribbon. (see screenshot below)

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6. By default, the $SysReset folder will be moved to the Recycle Bin. When ready, you can empty the Recycle Bin to permanently delete the $SysReset folder.






Delete $SysReset folder in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Delete $SysReset folder in Windows 10
To Delete $SysReset Folder in Elevated Command Prompt

1. Open an elevated command prompt.

2. Copy and paste the command below into the elevated command prompt, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

RD /S /Q "C:\$SysReset"

3. When finished, you can close the elevated command prompt if you like.

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That's it,
Shawn