When upgrading from Windows 8 to Windows 10, there are some temporary or the backup files that are stored in the C Drive of the Windows Machine. There is a new folder created with a name of Windows.Old that is huge in size and is used for storing the old operating system. By default, windows delete those files after 10 days of upgrading.
Let’s say that you are running out of disc space and you want to delete this folder from your machine. Given below are the ways or the list of ways that can be used to delete the Windows.Old folder from your operating system.
1. Type Disk Clean-up in your search bar. You should be able to see the disk clean-up utility in the list.
2. Open the Disk Clean-up utility from windows.
3. Select C Drive from the drop down menu and click Ok button.
4. Click on the system files button.
5. After the disk clean-up has searched all the files and folders in the C#, it will give a list of files and folders that are available to clean-up from the C Drive.
6. You will find a file that says that Old Windows version.
7. Select the checkbox and click the OK button to clean-up the old windows files.
8. It takes around 20-30 minutes to clean up your old version of windows depending on the size of the file.
9. After the clean-up process is completed, you will be able to see that the Windows.Old folder has been deleted from your C Drive.
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