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#1 Jim-Bo

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Posted 16 November 2015 - 03:50 PM

I have read that windows old folder will automatically be deleted after a bit,,,maybe it was 30 days. Not hurting anything and I really do not need the space at this time. It holds 19.3 GB. Just pondering, or borrowing trouble I spect.   any advice if I may...?   Thanks...Jim



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Posted 16 November 2015 - 04:05 PM

Here is what I did.  I am sure there is more than one way skin a cat!

 

http://www.howtogeek.com/223821/what-is-the-windows.old-folder-and-how-do-you-delete-it/

 

Hope this helps


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Posted 16 November 2015 - 04:43 PM

Here is what I did.  I am sure there is more than one way skin a cat!

 

http://www.howtogeek.com/223821/what-is-the-windows.old-folder-and-how-do-you-delete-it/

 

Hope this helps

That seems simple enough. I might watch it for a while, say 30+ days and see if it really does automatically delete it. if not, I will reclaim my property..hopefully....Thanks again,,,Much appreciated. ....Jim



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Posted 17 November 2015 - 07:56 AM

If you're not going back to an older version, delete all but the Users folder in there.

There are ways to manually revert to an earlier version (using Windows.old) - but I haven't seen it successfully used in W10

 

The Users folder contains a backup of your stuff from when the folder was created.

You can hang onto this as long as you'd like.


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Posted 17 November 2015 - 08:10 AM

If you're not going back to an older version, delete all but the Users folder in there.

There are ways to manually revert to an earlier version (using Windows.old) - but I haven't seen it successfully used in W10

 

The Users folder contains a backup of your stuff from when the folder was created.

You can hang onto this as long as you'd like.

Thank you...






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