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  1. Posts : 3,232
    Windows 10 Pro x64 v1803 Build 17134.137 (Branch: RS4 Release Preview)
       07 Oct 2017 #220

    That was why I asked to post the .txt file so I can process it or possibly make a script that can process it...
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  2.    07 Oct 2017 #221

    This ?
    Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Skip Ahead Build 17004 for PC Attached Files
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  3. Posts : 3,232
    Windows 10 Pro x64 v1803 Build 17134.137 (Branch: RS4 Release Preview)
       07 Oct 2017 #222

    CountMike said: View Post
    This ?
    NO!

    Write the command as I stated in my previous post.

    We are not interested in C:\User directory at all
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    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       07 Oct 2017 #223

    slicendice said: View Post
    Guys, you with windows.old issues.

    Write the folowing command using elevated Command Prompt after you have run FULL disk cleanup on C:
    Code:
    dir /s /x c:\windows.o* > %USERPROFILE%\Desktop\winold.txt
    Post the winold.txt file found on your desktop, here and I take a look what could be done...
    Thanks, slice. I'll get to this asap.
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  5.    07 Oct 2017 #224

    CountMike said: View Post
    That would take many pages, the thing is, windows old contains only directories, no files. Lowest one can't be deleted so whole thing can't be deleted (conventional way). Not even by taking ownership.
    You can in safe mode.
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  6. Posts : 14,241
    Windows 10 Pro
       07 Oct 2017 #225

    Never seen Windows.old folder that can't be deleted without any issues when booting to Command Prompt and using following command:

    rd /s /q C:\Windows.old

    Notice that the drive letters will not always be default ones when booting to Command Prompt. Check the correct drive letter for system partition with DISKPART > LIST VOL first, close DISKPART with EXIT and replace drive letter in sample command with correct one.

    Tutorial: Delete Windows.old Folder in Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials

    Kari
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    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       07 Oct 2017 #226

    Kari said: View Post
    Never seen Windows.old folder that can't be deleted without any issues when booting to Command Prompt with following command:

    rd /s /q C:\Windows.old

    Notice that the drive letter will not be default ones when booting to Command Prompt. Check the correct drive letter for system partition with DISKPART > LIST VOL first, close DISKPART with EXIT and replace drive letter in sample command with correct one.

    Tutorial: Delete Windows.old Folder in Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials

    Kari
    Thanks, Kari. I'll try this, but the problem I have is that for some unknown reason it saved two .old folders during the last upgrade of which .old(1) won't delete. I thought I took a screenshot of the two prior to deleting the first listed .old folder, but I guess not.

    Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Skip Ahead Build 17004 for PC Insider - Page 21 - Windows 10 Forums

    Acer T690 with legacy BIOS dual booting with 1703.
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    Triple Boot Windows 10 IP Build 17711/Windows Server 2019 IP Build 17692/Debian Unsttable
       07 Oct 2017 #227

    Or you could just use unlocker 1.92.
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  9.    07 Oct 2017 #228

    I have certainly seen a windows.old that could not be deleted from a command prompt as some files were held on to by system even in safe mode, and had to deleted from a winpse environment.
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  10. Posts : 14,241
    Windows 10 Pro
       07 Oct 2017 #229

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    I have is that for some unknown reason it saved two .old folders during the last upgrade of which .old(1) won't delete.
    Same method deletes that, too.


    martyfelker said: View Post
    Or you could just use unlocker 1.92.
    I am an old school purist. I simply cannot understand, never have why should I use a third party tool for something Windows is totally capable of doing by itself?


    cereberus said: View Post
    I have certainly seen a windows.old that could not be deleted from a command prompt as some files were held on to by system even in safe mode, and had to deleted from a winpse environment.
    I was talking about booting to Command Prompt, not Safe Mode. Apples and oranges.

    In those extremely few cases I've had a really stubborn file or folder that seems to be impossible to remove even when booting to Command Prompt, booting from WinPE or Windows install media instead, launching Command Prompt with SHIFT + F10, removing system and read only attributes with attrib command and finally using rd /s /q FOLDER_PATH or del FILE_PATH will for sure remove it / them.

    Kari
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