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Windows 7: Cannot delete OlD Windows folder

08 Oct 2014   #1
charlielv

Window7 Ultimate
 
 
Cannot delete OlD Windows folder

My Samsung laptop crashed 2 days ago and I tried for almost a days trying to repair it with no avail. It somehow change my login Icon Charlie to Samsung and needed a password for the Samsung icon. I decided to re-install and it created a folder called Old windows. Now that my laptop is up and running, I went and tried to delete the Old Windows directory and I got a prompt saying that I needed Administrator privilege to delete the folder. I am the only user on this laptop and I am the Admin. I think it is looking at the Old Windows admin password. Any ideas on how I can delete the old windows folder? It's is about 17gb.

Charlie


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08 Oct 2014   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Charlie, and welcome to Seven Forums.

An option in the tutorial below should be able to help delete the Windows.old folder for you.

Windows.old Folder - Delete
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08 Oct 2014   #3
charlielv

Window7 Ultimate
 
 

Disk Cleanup did the job deleting my windows.old files which was 21GB. That was too easy and I did not even think about it. Thank you so much for your help and quick reply.
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08 Oct 2014   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome.
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