Windows 10: Should I delete a folder called Windows.old ??

Discus and support Should I delete a folder called Windows.old ?? in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Acer laptop, i3 CPU, M 370, 2.40GHz, 2.40GHz, 8GB RAM, 320GB HDD Win10 x 64, Home, 1903, 24-06-2019, 18362.356 Another looong update 10-09-2019 or... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by muymalestado, Sep 25, 2019.

  1. Should I delete a folder called Windows.old ??


    Acer laptop, i3 CPU, M 370, 2.40GHz, 2.40GHz, 8GB RAM, 320GB HDD

    Win10 x 64, Home, 1903, 24-06-2019, 18362.356

    Another looong update 10-09-2019 or thereabouts

    284GB occupied, 94GB free on HDD

    Regular cCleaner and Auslogics defrag keep it all running as OK as can be expected. 7 years old.

    Would like to clear out HDD, who doesn't? The likeliest folder looks like Windows.old @ 9.81GB but trying to rename it to xxxx.yy-DELETE-ME reports 'in use try later'. Is it really in use?

    Should one just let sleeping folders lie? As long as they are not known data, eg., Lightroom Catalogue, MS Office work, etc.

    :)
     
    muymalestado, Sep 25, 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 Should I delete a folder called Windows.old ?? :confused:

    Will I be forever stuck with these unnecessary folders? *Oh Well Should I delete a folder called Windows.old ?? :eek:hwell:
     
    oli_ramsay, Sep 25, 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 Should I delete a folder called Windows.old ?? ;)
    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, Sep 25, 2019
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  4. RoboX Win User

    Should I delete a folder called Windows.old ??

    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, Sep 25, 2019
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