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  1. Posts : 3,298
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #270

    AndreTen said:
    For removing windows.old, or .old(1) you can use this command:
    I haven't had problems removing windows.old recently as it's been deleted via Disk Cleanup as it should be. But past problems when Disk Cleanup wouldn't delete it haven't been as easily solved. Efforts to delete from within Windows get a report that windows.old doesn't exist. And most of it doesn't. There will just be a file or 2 buried somewhere deep in subfolders, apparently corrupted and keeping windows.old from going away totally. Your command gets rid of it for me in these cases, but only by running Command Prompt outside Windows.
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  2. Posts : 19,209
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #271

    Wasn't it an old DOS command line ?
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  3. Posts : 46,524
    Windows 10 Home 64bit 21H1 and insider builds
       #272

    CountMike said:
    Wasn't it an old DOS command line ?
    Yes RMDIR - ReMove DIRectory. RD is the short form. https://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/.../bb490990.aspx
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  4. Posts : 4,666
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H1 Build 19043.1151 (Branch: Release Preview)
       #273

    larc919 said:
    I haven't had problems removing windows.old recently as it's been deleted via Disk Cleanup as it should be. But past problems when Disk Cleanup wouldn't delete it haven't been as easily solved. Efforts to delete from within Windows get a report that windows.old doesn't exist. And most of it doesn't. There will just be a file or 2 buried somewhere deep in subfolders, apparently corrupted and keeping windows.old from going away totally. Your command gets rid of it for me in these cases, but only by running Command Prompt outside Windows.
    Exactly! (except for running outside of Windows, one can manually remove file locks too)

    RD does not work unless you first manually delete the "not found"-file using the DOS (short) name. Then the rest can be removed by using RD and a few switches on windows.old(1 .. n).
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  5. Posts : 46,524
    Windows 10 Home 64bit 21H1 and insider builds
       #274

    slicendice said:
    Exactly! (except for running outside of Windows, one can manually remove file locks too)

    RD does not work unless you first manually delete the "not found"-file using the DOS (short) name. Then the rest can be removed by using RD and a few switches on windows.old(1 .. n).
    I've never had to remove any files RD /S Windows.old in an admin command has always done it for me.
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  6. Posts : 56,050
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #275

    kado897 said:
    I've never had to remove any files RD /S Windows.old in an admin command has always done it for me.
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  7. Posts : 2,491
    Windows Insider Fast Ring LatestKUuuntu 20.10
       #276

    I should have saved what remained of windows.old. However, if it means anything was that the subdirectory that was not deleted by Disk Cleanup was c:\windows.old\users.
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  8. Posts : 2,491
    Windows Insider Fast Ring LatestKUuuntu 20.10
       #277

    Like I posted unlocker 1.92 is what I use and it never fails. I a file is in use it requires a reboot to get rid of it but that holds for any OS including Linux. But the discussion begs the question. Disk Cleanup should be deleting windows.old and in many cases it does.

    The latest canary Is 17078 compiled last Thursday so there is a good chance we will see either that build or 17079 compile Friday or perhaps 10780. On the other hand today, Monday, is a holiday in the US so that might throw the schedule off. An announcement from the Sphinx should come tomorrow or Weds.
    0.0.17078.1000 (rs_prerelease.180111-1437)

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  9. Posts : 5,833
    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       #278

    Odd thing I found in Edge. Not sure if it's a new feature or what. Nothing mentioned in the OP blog, nor is it in its settings. It's in caret browsing mode. Saw it the first time in a word game. Anyone seen this before?


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  10. Posts : 26,968
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       #279

    Tony K said:
    Odd thing I found in Edge. Not sure if it's a new feature or what. Nothing mentioned in the OP blog, nor is it in its settings. It's in caret browsing mode. Saw it the first time in a word game. Anyone seen this before?


    Attachment 172737
    What exactly? Coves? Or was it suggested word, while typing? Can't tell from your picture…

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