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Windows.old Folder - Delete in Windows 8

  1. #90


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    64-bit Windows 10


    You might see if setting your hidden system folders to show temporarily may reveal the Windows.old folder if it may have been hidden.

    Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide - Windows 7 Help Forums

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  2. #91


    Posts : 529
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    come to think of it i did run another tool revo uninstallers junk file cleaner the other day i bet that deleted it oh well if i'm missing anything i will just get them from backups on my other drive lol.
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  3. #92


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    64-bit Windows 10


    I don't use that program, but it's a good possibility that it deleted it.
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  4. #93


    Posts : 529
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    i did not think about it when i ran it lol usually its all junk in there do i don't even look anymore lol i guess i should have
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  5. #94


    Posts : 27
    win 8.1 pro with media


    just got rid of windows old thanks
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  6. #95


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    I tried several of the methods posted on several websites. The only method that works, in a folder containing system files, is this one. How to remove the Windows.old folder - Microsoft Windows Help

    You can tinker with administrator elevated rights all you want, to no avail.
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  7. #96


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by kathyzjim View Post
    I tried several of the methods posted on several websites. The only method that works, in a folder containing system files, is this one. How to remove the Windows.old folder - Microsoft Windows Help

    You can tinker with administrator elevated rights all you want, to no avail.
    Hello Kathy, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    I'm not sure what you mean.

    The link you posted is the same as doing OPTION ONE in the tutorial on the first page here.
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  8. #97


    Posts : 2
    windows 8


    ok so I have tried ALL 3 and it is still there it keeps saying access denied even though I am the only user on the profile and I am the admin so why won't it let me remove the folder?!
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  9. #98


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Mecke, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Not sure unless you may have play with permission settings.

    You might see if you may be able to delete it using the free program Unlocker.
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  10. #99


    Posts : 2
    windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Mecke, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Not sure unless you may have play with permission settings.

    You might see if you may be able to delete it using the free program Unlocker.
    UNLOCKER WORKED! THANK YOU!!!
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