Windows 10: Deleting an older Windows folder from another drive

Discus and support Deleting an older Windows folder from another drive in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; There is a previously installed Windows folder taking up many GBs of space on my D drive. I'm running my current OS from the C drive. So I went... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Muze75, May 6, 2019.

  1. Muze75 Win User

    Deleting an older Windows folder from another drive


    There is a previously installed Windows folder taking up many GBs of space on my D drive.

    I'm running my current OS from the C drive.

    So I went through the steps to change the ownership of the folder from Trusted Installer to my account name. Then I added my account name with full control over the folder, subfolders, and files.

    Unfortunately I get a message on every subfolder that says “Failed to enumerate object in the container” or something like that.

    And when I try to delete the D: Windows folder it says I need permission from my account that I'm logged in with.

    How can I remove this useless folder taking up tons of space?

    :)
     
    Muze75, May 6, 2019
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  2. Windows 8 - delete windows folders in another drive

    Just run "cleanmgr.exe" in the run command or in a command prompt and select the drive you want to clean......
     
    VulkanBros, May 6, 2019
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  3. Trouble deleting a folder

    Thanks for the suggestion but it says "delete folder failed for E:\....." for each folder I try.

    *Confused Deleting an older Windows folder from another drive :confused:

    Will I be forever stuck with these unnecessary folders? *Oh Well Deleting an older Windows folder from another drive :eek:hwell:
     
    oli_ramsay, May 6, 2019
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  4. RoboX Win User

    Deleting an older Windows folder from another drive

    Windows 8 - delete windows folders in another drive

    I have the problem (from Windows 8) to delete the folders windows and programs on a secondary disk on which it was 7 .... know how to get full control to delete those folders?
     
    RoboX, May 6, 2019
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