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Windows 7: Windows.old is no longer located

04 Sep 2013   #1
Rawad

Windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 
Windows.old is no longer located

So I recently Installed Windows 8 and with Windows 8 came my windows. Old folder. I did a disk clean up and here's what came up.I don't understand why the folder is still there when it can't be found.




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04 Sep 2013   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Rawad,

It may be a ghost. See if refreshing (F5) the window may remove the windows.old folder. If not, then see if restarting the PC does.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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04 Sep 2013   #3
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You could also try restarting the computer as well.
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04 Sep 2013   #4
Rawad

Windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
You could also try restarting the computer as well.
Brink I tried the refresh method , still there. I am going to try Andrew's method. I will let you know what happens.
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04 Sep 2013   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Did you folks read Brinks post #2.
If not, then see if restarting the PC does.
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04 Sep 2013   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Running a disk cleanup should not have deleted your windows.old folder.
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04 Sep 2013   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Running a disk cleanup should not have deleted your windows.old folder.
Yep, it will if selected to do so.

Windows.old Folder - Delete
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04 Sep 2013   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I did not think it would come up on the list.

Ahh, I see you would have to dig a little deeper to get it on the list. I was thinking of the initial list it throws up.
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05 Sep 2013   #9
Rawad

Windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 

Alright So the whole Windows.old folder is gone after a clean installation of Windows 8. I am sure there are other ways to fix this small problem . I didn't reinstall windows 8 for that reason, I installed it cause it was going to slow.
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05 Sep 2013   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Glad to hear that you got it running smoothly now.
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