Sunday, March 6, 2016

Deleting Locked Windows And Program Files Folders (Windows 10)

After installing Windows 10 on a new drive, you might want to delete all the "Windows", "Program Files" folders on the old drive while keeping other data folders. Deleting directly will give you all the permission issues preventing you from doing this. The solutions that worked for me was :
  1. Create a folder "Windows.old" on the old drive
  2. Move all those folders you want to delete under it
  3. Then select the old, right click, Properties and Disk Cleanup
  4. Select "Clean up system files" and click clean previous Windows version