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  1. #1


    Niles
    Posts : 54
    windows 8.1

    Folders


    So..I made a rather foolish mistake today and ended up refreshing my laptop. (It was a driver issue). So after it was done and it left the folder of all my previous programs to snatch up online I stated to look around in c drive and looked around in the folders. I'm still learning and getting used to win8.1 and my question is...what is the folder that says "windows.old"? It's rather large and it had program folders of the stuff that was removed. There's also a new folder on top that I never saw. Can/should these be deleted? Or just let it be? I'll post a pic soon as it done re-updating...again..joy.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    In that OLD folder is just that, your old version of windows.. I you are missing anything (data) from your refreshed version you will find it in the old folder..

    Once you are sure you have everything, you can remove the old folder,
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  3. #3


    Niles
    Posts : 54
    windows 8.1


    Thank you KYHI! Once I get home I'll post that pic and reference to the other folder that I don't recognize.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    You may not be able to delete it though (due to lack of authority) without using disk cleanup.

    See here Windows.old Folder - Delete in Windows 8
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  5. #5


    Niles
    Posts : 54
    windows 8.1


    heres the pic...the top folder $windows bt? doesn't look familiarClick image for larger version
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  6. #6


    Niles
    Posts : 54
    windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    You may not be able to delete it though (due to lack of authority) without using disk cleanup.

    See here Windows.old Folder - Delete in Windows 8
    thanks for the tip!! i was pretty sure that was the method to do it and you were right! thanks
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  7. #7


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    that windows_bt folder was the temp windows setup folder
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