Windows 10: Is it safe to delete these folders?

Discus and support Is it safe to delete these folders? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; There are two (hidden) folders in C. $WINDOWS.~BT $WinREAgent The first one contains something that looks like Windows Update. This specific update... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Skakner, Sep 2, 2020.

  1. Skakner Win User

    Is it safe to delete these folders?


    There are two (hidden) folders in C.
    $WINDOWS.~BT
    $WinREAgent


    The first one contains something that looks like Windows Update.
    This specific update (KB 4566781) is not installed because it's for 2004 (I have 1909).

    Is it safe to delete them both?


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    :)
     
    Skakner, Sep 2, 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 Is it safe to delete these folders? :confused:

    Will I be forever stuck with these unnecessary folders? *Oh Well Is it safe to delete these folders? :eek:hwell:
     
    oli_ramsay, Sep 2, 2020
    #2
  3. topgundcp Win User
    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, Sep 2, 2020
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  4. DaveM121 Win User

    Is it safe to delete these folders?

    Safe to Delete this Folder?

    HiJames

    Yes that folder is safe to delete, it is left over form a Windows 10 Upgrade and not required by your system

    The 3 common folders you may find after a Windows Upgrade are listed below and they can always be deleted safely after the upgrade completes:

    $GetCurrent

    $WINDOWS.~BT

    $Windows.~WS
     
    DaveM121, Sep 2, 2020
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