Windows 10: 6Gbyte hidden folder at C:\ - remove it?

Discus and support 6Gbyte hidden folder at C:\ - remove it? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Folder named "$Windows.~WS" is about 6Gbyte. What is it doing? I had it after I upgrated from windows 8.1 to 10, but after a clean install I assumed it... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Burgurne, Aug 1, 2015.

  1. Burgurne Win User

    6Gbyte hidden folder at C:\ - remove it?


    Folder named "$Windows.~WS" is about 6Gbyte. What is it doing? I had it after I upgrated from windows 8.1 to 10, but after a clean install I assumed it would be gone. But no ... after a little while it is back and it is STILL around 6 Gbyte.

    What is it for? Can it be deleted without ruin the WIndows 10 installation?

    I also now got a folder named "$Windows.~BT" but that is only 395268 bytes, so that is OK ... I think.

    :)
     
    Burgurne, Aug 1, 2015
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  2. Erdeslawe Win User

    hidden folders in drive C

    To follow on from the previous response, you will find that the $Windows WS Folder remains after using the Disk Clean Up utility.

    This Folder is used by Windows Update whenever there are any further system updates to Windows 10 so I would resist any temptation to delete it or its remaining contents.
     
    Erdeslawe, Aug 1, 2015
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  3. hidden folders in drive C

    hI iHAVE some hidden folders in C drive like $Windows WS AND $Windows BT.

    Ist one is 2.13 GB and 2nd one is 44kb.

    could u guide as to if i should delete these.
     
    AadityaSingh2308, Aug 1, 2015
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  4. Kyhi Win User

    6Gbyte hidden folder at C:\ - remove it?

    WS is windows setup..

    Use disk cleanup - clean system files > to remove
     
    Kyhi, Aug 1, 2015
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  5. Burgurne Win User
    But why is this folder comming back? As written, I did a clean install (from a bootable USB-pen), so why would Windows installer make such a large folder during installation?

    But Okay, I'll try and delete it ans see what happens *Cool
     
    Burgurne, Apr 4, 2018
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