Windows 10: Deleting Previous windows data from C drive.

Discus and support Deleting Previous windows data from C drive. in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; [ATTACH] I have reinstall window 10 in my laptop but the old data is also there with the folder name windows.old . I want to delete but I can't do... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Ravi_Shah_8176, Jan 26, 2020.

  1. Deleting Previous windows data from C drive.


    Deleting Previous windows data from C drive. 96c122f0-e19c-46fc-8e44-06ac40ace3aa?upload=true.png
    I have reinstall window 10 in my laptop but the old data is also there with the folder name windows.old . I want to delete but I can't do this . My C drive storage is going out of capacity . Anyone please help me with this issue.


    Suppose if I have done this will , it affect my windows and activation keys of my window.

    :)
     
    Ravi_Shah_8176, Jan 26, 2020
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  2. Anusha Win User

    C windows installer folder - Delete?

    He can do symbolic link redirection and move the files in it to a different location. *Wink Deleting Previous windows data from C drive. ;)
    Better try it out in a virtual of first. Just a suggestion.

    Like:
    First move everything in c:\windows\installer to d:\installercache
    Then delete c:\windows\installer folder
    Then type this in command mode as admin
    mklink /d c:\windows\installer d:\installercache

    Removing those installer files is a bad idea. it might prevent you from updating or uninstalling apps.
     
    Anusha, Jan 26, 2020
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  3. Windows 10: Delete synced and favorites data

    Hi,



    Thank you for posting the query on Microsoft Community.

    We understand that you want to delete irrelevant data stored in the Computer.

    I suggest you to follow the steps below and check if it helps.

    Method 1: Disk Cleanup.

    • Open Disk Cleanup by clicking the Start button. In the search box, type Disk Cleanup, and then, in the list of results, click Disk Cleanup.
    • If you're prompted to choose a drive, click the drive you just installed Windows on, and then click OK.
    • In the Disk Cleanup dialog box, on the Disk Cleanup tab, click Clean up system files.
    • If you're again prompted to choose a drive, click the drive you just installed Windows on, and then click OK.
    • Select the Previous Windows installation(s) check box, and any other check boxes for the files you want to delete, and then click OK.
    Method 2: Clear Favorites data.

    • Click Start
    • Click Computer
    • In the address bar, paste this location: %userprofile%
    • Press Enter on your keyboard
    • Make sure you have a Favorites folder listed in the
      %userprofile%
      folder
    • Right click on the folder, select open and you can delete the data listed under the folder.
    Hope this helps. If the issue remains unresolved, please get back to us and we would be happy to help.
     
    Rakesh Narayanaswamy, Jan 26, 2020
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  4. Deleting Previous windows data from C drive.

    No C: but D: drive has all the data

    Hi Austin,

    To help you with your concern regarding the data on the drive C:, you're seeing the drive "C:" as the drive "D:" because you're booting your computer outside Windows. When booting your computer outside Windows, the system is reading the recovery partition
    as drive C: and the data in the drive C: \ are listed on the drive D: \. Try to boot your computer and try to check again the data in the drive C: \ and see if the data are listed.

    Regards.
     
    Virfranz Man, Jan 26, 2020
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