How to Delete $GetCurrent folder in Windows 10


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



EXAMPLE: $GetCurrent folder
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OPTION ONE

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.





OPTION TWO

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