Windows 10: How to Delete Windows.old folder.

Discus and support How to Delete Windows.old folder. in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; Hi, Community, I have updated a windows10 via Digital key after that window is starting downloading and the windows are updated without losing... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by Ghanendra-Yadav, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. How to Delete Windows.old folder.


    Hi, Community,


    I have updated a windows10 via Digital key after that window is starting downloading and the windows are updated without losing anything in my system, I have seen there is no space in the C drive, when I checked I found there are folder is created and it's consuming almost 30GB space, I am not sure if I delete the folder, is there any possibility that my old data in C Drive going to lost. that's I do not delete the folder. windows.old


    Please let me know the safest way to delete the WINDOWS.OLD folder without lost my existing data and programs installed in C drive.


    Thanks.

    :)
     
    Ghanendra-Yadav, Jan 11, 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 How to Delete Windows.old folder. :confused:

    Will I be forever stuck with these unnecessary folders? *Oh Well How to Delete Windows.old folder. :eek:hwell:
     
    oli_ramsay, Jan 11, 2019
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  3. 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 How to Delete 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, Jan 11, 2019
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  4. RoboX Win User

    How to Delete Windows.old folder.

    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, Jan 11, 2019
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