Windows 10: Windows folders appear on the wrong drive

Discus and support Windows folders appear on the wrong drive in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi all My windows 10 system is installed on C:\ drive. Last week I have done in-place upgrade. I now see that in my root D:\ drive I have two... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by gil, Apr 17, 2016.

  1. GIL
    gil Win User

    Windows folders appear on the wrong drive


    Hi all
    My windows 10 system is installed on C:\ drive.
    Last week I have done in-place upgrade.
    I now see that in my root D:\ drive I have two folders which I cannot access and I also wish to delete.
    1. WindowsApps
    2. WpSystem
    Can someone please help me with this? I wasn't able to get permission using:
    takeown /f D:\WindowsApps /r /d y
    icacls D:\WindowsApps /grant administrators:F /T
    I get:
    D:\WindowsApps: Access is denied.
    Successfully processed 0 files; Failed processing 1 files


    I do not have windows phone. And yes, I do have a hidden folder of Windows Apps in C:\Program Files
    How can I delete the ones in D: drive?


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    Windows folders appear on the wrong drive

    Hi, I've not experienced those folders being created on D when I've done an in-place upgrade repair.

    The easiest way to delete those as you're familiar with the command prompt may be
    - boot from Win 10 installation medium
    - navigate via Advanced Options to a command prompt
    - identify the correct partition, noting the drive letters will differ
    - delete the folder from the command prompt.

    Failing that, obtain and use a live boot CD
    - boot you system from it
    - delete the folders

    Emco MoveonBoot (free) also is supposed to delete files and folders on boot, but I've had variable success with it
     
    dalchina, Apr 17, 2016
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