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

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The $GetCurrent folder is a hidden folder that is created in the root directory of the C drive during the upgrade process.

The $GetCurrent folder contains log files about the last Windows 10 upgrade process, and may also contain the installation files for that update. The $GetCurrent folder can take up around 3.38 GB or so of space if it does contain leftover Windows Update installation files. Otherwise, it would only be around a small 192 KB in size.

If you donít need to review the log files and have successfully finished installing the latest Windows Update, you can safely delete the $GetCurrent folder.

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

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

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


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Delete $GetCurrent folder in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Delete $GetCurrent folder in Windows 10
To Delete $GetCurrent 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 $GetCurrent folder, and click/tap on Delete. (see screenshot below)

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4. If prompted, click/tap on Continue to approve.

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 $GetCurrent folder will be moved to the Recycle Bin. When ready, you can empty the Recycle Bin to permanently delete the $GetCurrent folder.





Delete $GetCurrent folder in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Delete $GetCurrent folder in Windows 10
To Delete $GetCurrent 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:\$GetCurrent"

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

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That's it,
Shawn