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Windows.BT$/Windows.Old Folders missing ?


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#1 Dragongirl

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Posted 15 December 2015 - 04:33 AM

I just noticed this last night after running several updates in groups of six on Windows Update, the folder, originally titled Windows.BT$ is now missing on my drive. I have hidden folders and files set to view and be seen. And its not showing up. Was it moved ? Or was it deleted outright ?

 

If it was moved, where was it moved to ? If it was deleted as per a update for it to be deleted, why did the HD space open up for that folder removal ?


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Posted 15 December 2015 - 05:18 AM

The $Windows.~BT and windows.old folder is created when you upgrade to a new version of Windows. Windows.old folder contains the previous Windows installation so you can roll back to a previous version of Windows. $Windows.~BT will contain some Windows setup files. These folder might take up lot of disk space, you can delete them to regain space without causing problems.


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Posted 16 December 2015 - 01:16 AM

Yes yes, this I know, but where are they now ? Its like they're completely gone; one second they were in my drive folder {originally a hidden folder, it was where Win 10 was snuck into} But now its gone, folder completely; is this itentional ?


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Posted 16 December 2015 - 09:50 AM

I have no idea if this is intentional, and I doubt it would be with regard to Microsoft's own Windows Updates.

 

However, did you uninstall any of the "Windows 10 Nagware" updates and/or install GWX Control Panel?   It would not surprise me if one or the other of these actions would cause the "Windows 10 in waiting" folders to be removed.


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Posted 16 December 2015 - 04:41 PM

I have no idea if this is intentional, and I doubt it would be with regard to Microsoft's own Windows Updates.

 

However, did you uninstall any of the "Windows 10 Nagware" updates and/or install GWX Control Panel?   It would not surprise me if one or the other of these actions would cause the "Windows 10 in waiting" folders to be removed.

Now that I look back on it, the update to GWX Control Panel did remove some stuff as wanted, Guess its not a bad thing after all as GWX Control Panel is doing its job!


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