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Windows 7: Can't delete windows.old folder

31 Oct 2009   #21
win7noob

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

just so you know Will....

you'd wanna go to the command prompt
then go to C:\ by typing:
cd\
then type:
rd /s /q windows.old
with the spaces


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01 Nov 2009   #22
WillSkiies

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
command prompt

yeah


all good
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05 Oct 2011   #23
simono1

Windows 7 Pro- 32bit.
 
 
Thank you on removing Windows.old files

Thanks Brink (Shawn).... You da man!
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05 Oct 2011   #24
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Todd.
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04 Dec 2011   #25
jkeifer3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by win7noob View Post
just so you know Will....

you'd wanna go to the command prompt
then go to C:\ by typing:
cd\
then type:
rd /s /q windows.old
with the spaces
Very nice! Glad I found your reference to the command prompt. Nothing within the Windows GUI worked! Kudos!
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23 Feb 2012   #26
monalisa62003

windows 7
 
 

I have this problem. I've tried everything lol not sure how command prompt works and there is no option for "Previous windows installation" in disk cleanup
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23 Feb 2012   #27
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Monalisa, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if you may be able to use OPTION THREE in the tutorial below to delete your C:\Windows.old folder. Be sure to follow it exactly though to make sure that you are using the correct drive letter since it may not always be C: at boot.

Previous Versions - Restore Files and Folders

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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23 Feb 2012   #28
monalisa62003

windows 7
 
 

Done it !!
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23 Feb 2012   #29
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news.
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02 Apr 2013   #30
arfang

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Found this thread as I searched for the answer to the same problem. Disk Cleanup worked! Thank you very very much. I have been trying a lot of solutions, including cmd deletion and the taking the ownership method and the Unlocker freeware but this one solved the problem. Very good thread!
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