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Can't Delete C:\$WINDOWS.~BT

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    Posts : 136
    Windows 8.1 64 bit

    Can't Delete C:\$WINDOWS.~BT


    After I did an upgrade I found this folder and I ubnable to delete it:
    Can't Delete C:\$WINDOWS.~BT
    Tells me I need permissions form TrustedInstaller.

    Any idea how I can get rid of this folder?

    James

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  2. #2


    If that file was created under a different User name you may need to take ownership of the file before you can delete it.

    Take Ownership Shortcut - Windows 7 Forums
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    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello James,

    You should be able to use Disk Cleanup to delete the Previous Windows installation(s), Temporary Windows installation files, and Windows upgrade log files items that will delete this for you.
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    Posts : 136
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    I did use Disk Cleanup once because I couldn't delete Eindows.old. But it removed Windows.old but didn't remove the folder I asked about.
    But, Take Ownership worked fine.
    I couldn't remember the name.

    Thanks much,
    James
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  5. #5


    Quote Originally Posted by JamesJ View Post
    I did use Disk Cleanup once because I couldn't delete Eindows.old. But it removed Windows.old but didn't remove the folder I asked about.
    But, Take Ownership worked fine.
    I couldn't remember the name.

    Thanks much,
    James
    Yes that take ownership file comes in handy for this type of stuff. Glad you have it all working JamesJ.
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