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    Delete the C:\$Windows.~BT and C:\Windows.old directory

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    In Windows 10, how do I delete the C:\$Windows.~BT and C:\Windows.old directory?

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    Run cleanmgr and select the "clean up system files" option.
    Check everything in that section.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CLiNT View Post
    Run cleanmgr and select the "clean up system files" option.
    Check everything in that section.
    There is a manual procedure to eliminate these two directories?

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    Using the command Prompt
    First take ownership:
    takeown /F C:\Windows.old\* /R /A
    then...
    cacls C:\Windows.old\*.* /T /grant administrators:F
    then...
    rmdir /S /Q C:\Windows.old\

    Do the same with the Windows BT;

    takeown /F C:\$Windows.~BT\* /R /A
    icacls C:\$Windows.~BT\*.* /T /grant administrators:F
    rmdir /S /Q C:\$Windows.~BT\



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    Last edited by CLiNT; 2015-09-10 at 12:41.
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