Windows 10: Windows old, keep or dump?

Discus and support Windows old, keep or dump? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I've just got build 10122 and looking through the SSD shows 15.9 gb of Windows old. This pc has run W10 since the beginning with a clean install so W... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by tinmar49, May 20, 2015.

  1. tinmar49 Win User

    Windows old, keep or dump?


    I've just got build 10122 and looking through the SSD shows 15.9 gb of Windows old. This pc has run W10 since the beginning with a clean install so W old is only from previous iterations of 10. Is it wise to dump the old files?

    :)
     
    tinmar49, May 20, 2015
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  2. DeannaSchmidt Win User

    Folders doubling & old or deleted folders keep reappearing!!!

    I recently bought a new laptop which came with Windows 10. I saved all my files to an external drive and then transferred them over and noticed 'double' folders (example... a folder named 'trees' would have a sub-folder names 'trees' and containing all
    the same folders/files as the original folder named trees). So I'm trying to sort this disaster but everyday older files keep popping up???? Today in 'My Pictures' folder there are 6 sub-folders from LAST April there, but each month I sort and print my pics
    so that there is only one folder per month which the goes into another folder designated for that year!!!! I am very organized and this is driving me crazy, PLEASE HELP!!!!
     
    DeannaSchmidt, May 20, 2015
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  3. Sachin Venkatesh Win User
    Folders doubling & old or deleted folders keep reappearing!!!

    Hello Deanna,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community.

    I understand that the folders are keeping creating in subfolders also. We will help you.

    This issue could have caused due to any malwares in your machine. This could be resolved by scanning the PC using the security applications.

    I suggest you to run Microsoft Safety scanner to make sure that computer in not infected by malware.

    Refer:
    Microsoft Safety Scanner


    Disclaimer : Any data files that are infected may only be cleaned by deleting the file entirely, which means there is a potential for data loss.

    Hope this information was helpful and do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist.
     
    Sachin Venkatesh, May 20, 2015
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  4. cyberrufus Win User

    Windows old, keep or dump?

    If there isn't anything there in the old installations that you want and/or need it's just taking up space.
     
    cyberrufus, May 20, 2015
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  5. BunnyJ New Member
    If you think you might need to restore the old OS.. keep it.. otherwise.. delete it.
     
    BunnyJ, May 20, 2015
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  6. tinmar49 Win User
    The Windows old files are reluctant to go, it says that I need permission from "system".
     
    tinmar49, May 20, 2015
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  7. BunnyJ New Member
    One fast way is to use the disk clean up and then clean up the system files. You can't delete systems files just clicking delete.
     
    BunnyJ, May 20, 2015
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  8. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Windows old, keep or dump?

    Brink, May 20, 2015
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  9. tinmar49 Win User
    Thanks everyone, I had forgotten (old age), I've just got rid of 13.5gb.
     
    tinmar49, May 20, 2015
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  10. bobsagetfullhou Win User
    I always go through windows.old because very rarely a few important files won't make it over to the new install. But for the most part windows is great with migrating over everything.
     
    bobsagetfullhou, May 21, 2015
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  11. rvbfan Win User
    I usually do as well. But anything I have on the test laptop is easily replaced or found again. Anything mission critical is on my Seven machine.
     
    rvbfan, Apr 4, 2018
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