Today we will learn How to delete windows.old folder. If you find Windows.Old folder in one of the partition of your disk partitions where you installed fresh operating system. You tried to delete Windows.old folder but not able to do so, then this post will definitely help you to delete that folder completely and will free up some space.
This problem generally occurs when you upgraded to windows without formatting partition. All the files of old operating system are held within Windows.old folder.
For exa: You have system with windows 8 installed. Now you installed windows 8.1 OS without formatting old OS, then you will find Windows.old folder in the same drive.
Since it occupies large disk area in Gigabytes, you may want to delete it. However you tried to delete it but unable to delete it completely, Right? You can do this with the help of Disk Cleanup Utility.
Steps To Remove Windows.old Folder:
#Step 1. Click on windows button start page will appear. Now search for ““ option. Just below Apps select Settings tab as shown in screenshot. Then choose ‘ ‘.
#Step 2. You will be asked, that drive you would like to scrub up? Select the partition within which windows.old folder is located.
#Step 3. Click Ok.
#Step 4. Checkin the Previous Windows installation(s) check box (this is must to remove Windows.old folder), and the other check boxes for the files you would like to delete.
#Step 5. Click Ok.
#Step 6. Click on delete files option. That’s it you are done.
Now check the drive where Windows.old old file was located. It is completely deleted from your hard disk. occupied space is free now.
Note that– Once previous windows installation has been deleted, it’s impossible to restore those files. So kindly take backup if there is any important file.
I hope you enjoyed reading this article and got a success to remove windows.old folder from your hard rive.