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Windows 7: Is it safe to delete my windows.old folder?

27 Oct 2012   #1
Jacano

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1
 
 
Is it safe to delete my windows.old folder?

I recently just re-installed Windows 7 because basically it became very corrupt, now it's no longer corrupt and I have a Windows.old folder and I was wondering if it's even necessary to have it now? So is it safe to delete it? Because it consumes A LOT of space on my computer.


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27 Oct 2012   #2
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

If you are sure you don't want any files from it.

Windows.old Folder - Delete

It's a tough folder to copy to a backup drive. The only thing I found that would handle it is RichCopy

Otherwise you just watch Explorer counting the files for 5 hours.
But most of the stuff is files under the old Program Files and old system files. It won't hurt your system to delete it.
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27 Oct 2012   #3
Jacano

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
If you are sure you don't want any files from it.

Windows.old Folder - Delete

It's a tough folder to copy to a backup drive. The only thing I found that would handle it is RichCopy

Otherwise you just watch Explorer counting the files for 5 hours.
But most of the stuff is files under the old Program Files and old system files. It won't hurt your system to delete it.
Thank you so much! <3
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