Windows 10: Safe to delete these folders ?

Discus and support Safe to delete these folders ? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi guys After manual update to May update everything work find but there are two folders one is windows.old size is 28 GB and Windows10Upgrade size is... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by William40, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. William40 Win User

    Safe to delete these folders ?


    Hi guys

    After manual update to May update everything work find but there are two folders one is windows.old size is 28 GB and Windows10Upgrade size is 20 Mb so is it safe to delete these two folders ?

    also please tell me how to rund an app inside the sand box I dont see it anywhere.

    Thanks

    :)
     
    William40, Jun 7, 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 Safe to delete these folders ? :confused:

    Will I be forever stuck with these unnecessary folders? *Oh Well Safe to delete these folders ? :eek:hwell:
     
    oli_ramsay, Jun 7, 2019
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  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, Jun 7, 2019
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  4. DaveM121 Win User

    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, Jun 7, 2019
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