Windows 10: Cannot delete system files created from Windows 10 Media Creation Tool

Discus and support Cannot delete system files created from Windows 10 Media Creation Tool in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hello - About 3 years ago I created a Windows 10 bootable flash drive using the Media Creation Tool. I recall that I had to save the files on my local... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by shingdao, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. shingdao Win User

    Cannot delete system files created from Windows 10 Media Creation Tool


    Hello - About 3 years ago I created a Windows 10 bootable flash drive using the Media Creation Tool. I recall that I had to save the files on my local hard drive in a separate folder and then transferred them to a USB, which I did successfully. However, when I went to delete the no longer needed folders and files from my hard drive, I could not delete them and still cannot to this day. I have complete control over all files as an admin but when I try to delete them it still says I need admin. permission to access the files.

    I've tried a multitude of third-party apps to try to delete, booted into safe mode, and others with no success. I am stuck with 24.7GB of nearly 80,000 unneeded files on my HD.

    I am hopeful someone on this forum can provide a solution!

    Thank you in advance.

    :)
     
    shingdao, Jul 20, 2019
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  2. Media creation tool

    Try this:

    1. Run the command RecoveryDrive.exe on on some other Windows 10 PC. It will create a bootable flash disk. Do NOT copy the system files!
    2. Boot the Asus PC with this disk.
    3. Plug in the disk with the media creation tool.
    4. Type E:\setup.exe and press Enter (assuming the the tool is visible on ECannot delete system files created from Windows 10 Media Creation Tool :).
     
    Frederik Long, Jul 20, 2019
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  3. Windows 10 USB boot

    Hi there, am not a windows 10 expert. I have a pc in the bedroom on windows 10, I messed up the bootloader trying to fix the xp on that system.

    System wont boot, trying to repair via win 10 usb installer.

    Downloaded the media creation tool to install windows 10 installer on usb stick. Not compatible with a host of usb sticks I have. Tried the usb sticks that others use, but I think they use rufus; as the media creation tool by win 10 does not detect the usb stick.

    So quick question, the win10 machine i am trying to repair the bootloader is a win7 upgraded to win10.
    If i were to use the usb win10 installer to "repair installation" does the version of the iso downloaded via the media creation tool matter?

    There is three options:
    Windows 10
    Windows 10 Home
    Windows 10 N

    Also is there a step by step instead of using rufus as I want to try an alternative method of creating a usb win 10 installer. Preferably with more compatibility.

    System is a asus sabertooth 990 (r2?) with AMD phenom X 6.

    Also is there any other software I can load onto the usb that can repair the bootloader easily?
    That would be the ideal alternative. Thanks
     
    TRUELOVE95, Jul 20, 2019
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  4. Vijay B Win User

    Cannot delete system files created from Windows 10 Media Creation Tool

    Media Creation Tool Won't Download ISO

    Hi,

    Thank you for being a part of Windows 10.

    What is the exact and complete error you get when you try to create Media creation tool?

    I would suggest you to try the steps from the following link to create Media creation tool.

    Installing Windows 10 using the media creation tool

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/media-creation-tool-install

    Hope this helps. Let us know if you have any other issues with Windows in future.
     
    Vijay B, Jul 20, 2019
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