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Windows.old Folder - Delete in Windows 8

  1. #50


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8 Pro 64 bit


    Trying to erase Windows.old from the system disk mounted externally as described above didn't work out. The Windows 8 system drive could not be accessed at all that way, Windows 7 said the disk must be formatted in order to be usable - well, I didn't do that, of course.
    So, I'm still the happy owner of an empty Windows.old folder, seemingly impossible to get rid off.
    I'll take a rest until I find stronger artillery...

    Cheers
    -Uffe

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  2. #51

    aDy


    Dear Shawan, Thank you so much. You have saved my whole day. I was unable to delete it after so many tries. Thank you so much ! Regards
    Last edited by Brink; 12 Dec 2012 at 11:38. Reason: removed quote of tutorial
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  3. #52


    Posts : 21,825
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome aadnankaknn, and welcome to Eight Forums.
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  4. #53


    Posts : 740
    Windows 8.1


    Hi I just wanted to note that in Option 1, instead of linking to another tutorial, couldn't you just say to right-click the C: drive -> properties -> Disk cleanup? It would be a bit simpler and avoid some confusion.


    Sorry if this was asked before, there's a lot of posts and I didn't read them all.
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  5. #54


    Posts : 21,825
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello FuturDreamz,

    I had decided to use a link in step one to open Disk Clean since most people already know how to open Disk Cleanup. For the ones that don't, the link will help show more details on how to open Disk Cleanup.

    Basically just to give more details without taking up more space in this tutorial.
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  6. #55


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8 Pro 64 bit


    Hi Brink,
    still haven't got rid of that mystic folder. You may remember my unsolvable problem, some way back in this thread, when I finally gave up - for the time being.
    Have you come with any further ammo since, to crack my stubborn problem?

    Cheers Uffe
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  7. #56


    Posts : 740
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by ustahl View Post
    Hi Brink,
    still haven't got rid of that mystic folder. You may remember my unsolvable problem, some way back in this thread, when I finally gave up - for the time being.
    Have you come with any further ammo since, to crack my stubborn problem?

    Cheers Uffe
    Make an independent thread for it and you'll get more views from other people. This thread is essentially for suggestions and comments for the specific tutorial, and replies would only be seen by the maker and other people that had commented. Here you're depending specifically on Brink, where on an independent thread with a relevant title you'd have a lot more views from people that may be able to help.
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  8. #57


    Posts : 740
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello FuturDreamz,

    I had decided to use a link in step one to open Disk Clean since most people already know how to open Disk Cleanup. For the ones that don't, the link will help show more details on how to open Disk Cleanup.

    Basically just to give more details without taking up more space in this tutorial.
    Alright, just that I had linked to this tutorial in my tutorial, and having people that go to this tutorial from my tutorial be required to go to another tutorial could become a little bit confusing.

    That being said I'll still be holding the opinion that it would be simpler to just have two steps for opening C: properties and launching disk cleanup that way, with a referral to the disk cleanup tutorial for more information if desired.

    But in the end it's fine as it is.
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  9. #58


    Posts : 21,825
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello FuturDreamz,

    I had decided to use a link in step one to open Disk Clean since most people already know how to open Disk Cleanup. For the ones that don't, the link will help show more details on how to open Disk Cleanup.

    Basically just to give more details without taking up more space in this tutorial.
    Alright, just that I had linked to this tutorial in my tutorial, and having people that go to this tutorial from my tutorial be required to go to another tutorial could become a little bit confusing.

    That being said I'll still be holding the opinion that it would be simpler to just have two steps for opening C: properties and launching disk cleanup that way, with a referral to the disk cleanup tutorial for more information if desired.

    But in the end it's fine as it is.
    It's all good though.
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  10. #59


    Posts : 21,825
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by ustahl View Post
    Hi Brink,
    still haven't got rid of that mystic folder. You may remember my unsolvable problem, some way back in this thread, when I finally gave up - for the time being.
    Have you come with any further ammo since, to crack my stubborn problem?

    Cheers Uffe
    Hello Uffe,

    I'm afraid that I'm at a loss for why you are unable to delete the folder since we tried about everything that should have deleted it.
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