Windows 10: How to delete windows.old folder

Discus and support How to delete windows.old folder in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; My c drive has very less space left , so i tried to delete windows.old folder but was unsuccessful . then i tried to delete windows.old using disk... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by ManishKumar_2210, Oct 18, 2019.

  1. How to delete windows.old folder


    My c drive has very less space left , so i tried to delete windows.old folder but was unsuccessful . then i tried to delete windows.old using disk clean up but the option of cleaning windows.old is not coming up. any other way to delete the folder ???

    :)
     
    ManishKumar_2210, Oct 18, 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, Oct 18, 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, Oct 18, 2019
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  4. topgundcp Win User

    How to delete windows.old folder

    Unable to delete a folder - Invalid folder name


    Suggestion:
    1. Run chkdsk x: /r to make sure that there's no HD corruption.
      x: is the drive containing the folder you want to delete.
    2. Try to delete the folder again. If still does not work, go to step 3.
    3. Download: Download - Linux Mint and create a bootable USB using: Rufus - Create bootable USB
    4. Boot up with Linux Mint and try to delete the folder again.
      NOTE: Unlike WinPE. Linux does not have any Windows permission imposed to it so it is easier to delete.
     
    topgundcp, Oct 18, 2019
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