Windows 10: How to delete duplicate system folders?

Discus and support How to delete duplicate system folders? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I think I downloaded a .reg file from internet that created double system folders in my computer but I can't remember. They seem to be an extra music,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by DavidBergeron, Feb 20, 2016.

  1. How to delete duplicate system folders?


    I think I downloaded a .reg file from internet that created double system folders in my computer but I can't remember. They seem to be an extra music, videos, documents, pictures and downloads folder but I cannot put any files in the folder. Anyone know how to delete them? There's also a strange name in address bar when I open one of the folders. Also, when I click start and then click a folder liek videos folder then nothing happens.


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    DavidBergeron, Feb 20, 2016
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  2. Merv-70 Win User

    Delete Duplicate System Files

    This is for Windows 10 64Bit fully updated

    This is a real pain, When I had to revert to an earlier back-up I first copied my C: dive into a temp folder.

    After installing the back-up I put the said folder on my C: drive in case I needed any of the files "C:\Temp

    I have now tried to delete the Temp folder and everything in it, Most has deleted but I'm left with directories and files I cannot delete.

    Directories I cannot delete:

    Boot

    Program Files

    Program Files (x86)

    Program Data

    Windows

    It seems most of the content left is system related.

    I am logged on as Administrator, my first error was "you need to get permission from Trusted Installer".

    I then tried starting in safe mode but got the same error.

    I then tried through Dos with "DELTREE command" It seemed to be working, but when I checked every file had an error "Access denied".

    I have tried taking ownership of these files but still no luck. TrustedInstaller has full permissions and all options are greyed out, so I cannot take ownership or stop TrustedInstaller from having ownership.

    Even going down to each individual file does not work, this is a total of 9.59GB which is 113.553 files & 24,574 folders

    I really need to lose these files as they are doubling the size of my back-ups, also I cannot go back any further or I will lose too much data.
     
    Merv-70, Feb 20, 2016
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  3. Merv-70 Win User
    Delete Duplicate System Files

    I did in fact fathom this out by myself, after trying many options and disk's that load dos etc. I used "Hirens Boot CD" and after trying several options I loaded a Mini XP system which allowed me to just delete the Whole folder.
     
    Merv-70, Feb 20, 2016
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  4. philc43 Win User

    How to delete duplicate system folders?

    philc43, Feb 20, 2016
    #4
  5. Thanks for your reply, that link didn't work for some reason. I restarted explorer and restarted computer after using the .reg file but my "this pc" still looks like this:


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    DavidBergeron, Apr 4, 2018
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