Windows 10: Windows still shows as used the space I freed of older Windows.

Discus and support Windows still shows as used the space I freed of older Windows. in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance to solve the problem; Hello, I deleted my older Windows 10 partition. It was on another hard disk, different from what I use now as my main drive and partition. To do that,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance' started by Siegfriedm, Nov 22, 2019.

  1. Windows still shows as used the space I freed of older Windows.


    Hello, I deleted my older Windows 10 partition.
    It was on another hard disk, different from what I use now as my main drive and partition.
    To do that, and avoid all access denied and permissions messages, I copied all Windows folder in a new created folder called windows.old, and I used the windows tool to delete Old Windows installation on that drive. I saw this trick in a video on YT.

    It worked. Now the Windows folder is disappeared, and also WinDirStat and TreeSize, shows as used space on that drive only 18 Gb.
    Problem is: that "This PC" menu of Windows, still shows 28 Gb as used space on that drive. Why?
    Obviously, I have "show hidden files" enabled, and there is nothing hidden. I used Administrator mode for Windirstat and treesize, etc..
    I can't figure it out.

    Seems that these 10 Gb are used from some process, but that drive is not my active main drive now.

    :)
     
    Siegfriedm, Nov 22, 2019
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  2. topgundcp Win User

    Deleted Windows.old, not enough disk space freed


    1. Did you empty the recycle bin ? If not, empty it.
    2. Delete the contents under: C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download
      Those are downloaded Windows Updates files and already installed.
    3. Open Admin command, copy and paste the line below then run:
      Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup
      This should remove all the no longer used by component store. Will take a while to run.
     
    topgundcp, Nov 22, 2019
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    exodusprime1337, Nov 22, 2019
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  4. Windows still shows as used the space I freed of older Windows.

    Deleted Windows.old, not enough disk space freed


    As the title suggests, only 9 gigabytes of disk space appear to have been freed after deleting roughly 18 gigabytes worth of old Windows files via Windows Disk Cleanup. Since the Windows.old folder still exists even after the cleanup, I decided to check the folder properties to see if the folder still took up some space, but it was completely empty, save for a few empty subfolders that I didn't have permission to delete myself. I tried Disk Cleanup a second time, but it did not give me the option to delete old Windows files. Anybody got an answer for me? Please hurry. My poor SSD is suffering. It needs more games.
     
    SpaseMonkey, Nov 22, 2019
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