Windows 10: The \$Windows.~BT directory and new builds

  1.    10 Jun 2017 #1

    The $Windows.~BT directory and new builds


    Hi

    I noticed that, upgrading Windows 10 to new builds, the $Windows.~BT directory in its primary partition there more.

    So, this directory is no longer created or is moved?

    Thanks

    Bye
    Last edited by balubeto; 11 Jun 2017 at 10:31.
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    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       10 Jun 2017 #2

    Sensibly, IMO, it now seems to end up in \Windows.old\$Windows.~BT
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       10 Jun 2017 #3

    balubeto said: View Post
    Hi

    I noticed that, upgrading Windows 10 to new builds, the \$Windows.~BT directory in its primary partition there more.

    So, this directory is no longer created or is moved?

    Thanks

    Bye
    When I Upgraded to CU Version 1703 Build 15063.332 the C:\$Windows.~BT Folder was created on my C: drive [6/2/2017] along with a C:\$Windows.~WS Folder a day later [6/3/2017]. Those Folders do not exist on my Insider Preview Version 1703 Build 16199.1000 computer. There's now 4 current Versions of Win10: 1511, 1607 AU, 1703 CU and 1703 IP. I read that the original Version 1507 has had support dropped. It's important to note the Version and full Build numbers as there are changes between them.
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    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       10 Jun 2017 #4

    Considering the OP posted this here on the Windows Insider Forum, and mentioned new builds, I assumed the post referred to the current Insider Preview build.

    To clarify, my observation in #2 referred to upgrading from 16199 to 16215 where \Windows.old\$Windows.#BT\ seems to be the new location instead of the root folder, where it was left before.
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  5.    11 Jun 2017 #5

    Fafhrd said: View Post
    Considering the OP posted this here on the Windows Insider Forum, and mentioned new builds, I assumed the post referred to the current Insider Preview build.

    To clarify, my observation in #2 referred to upgrading from 16199 to 16215 where \Windows.old\$Windows.#BT\ seems to be the new location instead of the root folder, where it was left before.
    I do not find the $Windows.~BT directory in the \Windows.old directory. Why?

    Thanks

    Bye
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  6.    11 Jun 2017 #6

    balubeto said: View Post
    I do not find the $Windows.~BT directory in the \Windows.old directory. Why?

    Thanks

    Bye
    Have you tried turning on the show hidden files and folders ?? I use Control Panel to do this Not looked for it in 16215
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  7.    11 Jun 2017 #7

    David H said: View Post
    Have you tried turning on the show hidden files and folders ?? I use Control Panel to do this Not looked for it in 16215
    If I restart Windows 10 with advanced options (Shift + Restart) and then open the "Command Prompt" window, how do I view and delete this directory?

    Thanks

    Bye
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  •    11 Jun 2017 #8

    Hi,

    No need to do it that way. If you want to remove the folders left behind from the previous version just run "Disk Cleanup" > " Clean Up System FIles" and select what you want removed.

    Or do it manually, form Explorer's Menu Bar select "View" and check "Hidden Items" then remove the folder.

    Cheers,
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  •    11 Jun 2017 #9

    fdegrove said: View Post
    Hi,

    No need to do it that way. If you want to remove the folders left behind from the previous version just run "Disk Cleanup" > " Clean Up System FIles" and select what you want removed.

    Or do it manually, form Explorer's Menu Bar select "View" and check "Hidden Items" then remove the folder.

    Cheers,
    I'm trying to create a custom iso of a build and I want to delete the $Windows.~BT and Windows.old directories before I go into Audit mode.
    The problem is that I can not see the $Windows.~BT directory from the "Command Prompt" window opened as shown above. Why?

    Thanks

    Bye
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  •    11 Jun 2017 #10

    Hi,

    Why not use the standard ISO of that build and customize that ?
    Without really knowing what you'd like to achieve it's hard to guide you.

    Cheers,
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