Windows 10: Help Deleting LocalState.. folder in Windows.Old Folder

Discus and support Help Deleting LocalState.. folder in Windows.Old Folder in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I just updated to Windows 10 1903 and am trying to delete the Windows.old folder after running disk cleanup (including system files), which... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by PJLLB, May 28, 2019.

  1. PJLLB Win User

    Help Deleting LocalState.. folder in Windows.Old Folder


    I just updated to Windows 10 1903 and am trying to delete the Windows.old folder after running disk cleanup (including system files), which successfully removed most files/folders. The folder will not delete manually with an error that the system cannot find the specified file. The full path of the offending "file" is C:\Windows.old\Users\Phil\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState. . The folder properties of LocalState.. give the same error.

    This is happening on three PCs I just updated. Any assistance on what's happening would be appreciated.


    :)
     
    PJLLB, May 28, 2019
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  2. Trouble deleting a folder

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

    *Confused Help Deleting LocalState.. folder in Windows.Old Folder :confused:

    Will I be forever stuck with these unnecessary folders? *Oh Well Help Deleting LocalState.. folder in Windows.Old Folder :eek:hwell:
     
    oli_ramsay, May 28, 2019
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  3. RoboX Win User
    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 28, 2019
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  4. Anusha Win User

    Help Deleting LocalState.. folder in Windows.Old Folder

    C windows installer folder - Delete?

    He can do symbolic link redirection and move the files in it to a different location. *Wink Help Deleting LocalState.. folder in Windows.Old Folder ;)
    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, May 28, 2019
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