Windows 10: I want to Delete Windows old folder from my PC

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  1. I want to Delete Windows old folder from my PC


    I want to Delete Windows old folder from my PC

    :)
     
    R Headrick, Aug 25, 2020
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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 I want to Delete Windows old folder from my PC :confused:

    Will I be forever stuck with these unnecessary folders? *Oh Well I want to Delete Windows old folder from my PC :eek:hwell:
     
    oli_ramsay, Aug 25, 2020
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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 I want to Delete Windows old folder from my PC ;)
    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, Aug 25, 2020
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  4. topgundcp Win User

    I want to Delete Windows old folder from my PC

    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, Aug 25, 2020
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