How to Delete Windows.old folder on Windows 10

Delete Windows.old Folder

How to Delete Windows.old Folder on Windows 10: Windows 10 is an OS developed by Microsoft. When a Windows OS update is available, and you upgrade your PC to the latest version, the old Windows files are stored in ‘Windows.old’ Folder. Every time you upgrade your computer/laptop from an older version of Windows to Windows 10 without formatting it’ll save a copy of the previous version called “Windows.old” folder on your computer. Follow our guide on How to Delete Windows. old folder on Windows 10.

NOTE: In case, If you want to downgrade from Windows 10 back to the previous version, then don’t delete that Windows.old folder. Windows 10 will automatically delete the Old Windows (Windows.old) folder 30 days after you’ve upgraded. If you don’t want to wait for 30 days, you can delete the Windows.old folder immediately.


Steps to Delete Windows.old Folder

1. Press Windows + E key to open File Explorer and Go to Windows (C-DRIVE) Partition Properties.

2. Under Properties select Disk Cleanup option.

Windows Disk Cleanup

3. Click the “Clean up system files” button.

Windows Clean Up System Files

4. Windows scans for files after scanning choose “Previous Windows installation(s)“.

5. Make sure to check the Box and Click OK in order to start the cleanup.

Saving a previous version of Windows installation is useful to rollback in case of problems. It is safe to delete the Windows.old folder and all related files and folders from your PC. You will not be able to roll back to the previous version of Windows if you delete the Windows.old Folder. Keep in mind that Windows will automatically delete the Windows.old folder a month after you upgrade, anyway. In case, if you face any problems while deleting the Windows.old folder, post a comment here and we’ll try to help and solve your problem as soon as possible.

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