Closed Windows old folder? Tags: Windows Vista Last response: June 6, 2010 6:36 PM in Windows Vista Share sheila September 15, 2008 8:55:31 PM I did a fresh load of windows and loaded one game and some drivers and updates and windows says Ive used 48gb of hdd space......Now I think its a folder called windows old that I'm supposed to delete, can anyone tell me where this folder is? More about : windows folder pinaplex September 15, 2008 9:21:54 PM did you reformat the hard drive when you did your install? there shouldn't be a folder like that if the entire hard drive was formatted Score 0 Best solution br3nd064 September 15, 2008 10:46:56 PM It sounds like you didn't re-format completely. If you haven't loaded too much on it already, I'd re-install again (making sure to re-format completely). Share Related resources Need help recovering deleted windows.old folder - Forum Is it safe to delete Windows.old folder under Windows 8? - Forum Is it safe to delete Windows.old folder? - Forum what to do with old windows folder - Forum Delete old system files from Windows.old folder - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer sheila September 16, 2008 12:03:57 AM Yes I deleted all partitions and formatted. Why does it say I have used 48 gb ? Score 0 br3nd064 September 16, 2008 12:13:10 AM Try running this program : http://windirstat.info/ It'll give you a list of folders on the hard drive and the amount of space they take up. Score 1 itadakimasu September 16, 2008 3:19:51 PM do a windows search for *.* and sort by size. there is also another program called folder size. Score 0 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedDeleting Old Windows Folder Help? Forum SolvedWith a "windows.old" folder created, do I still benefit from a "clean" install? Forum Accidently deleted Windows.old folder after a restore and need it back Forum My 2nd hard drive needs formating but has windows folder in it (not my os, my mates old HDD) Forum SolvedWhat to do with Windows.old folder? Forum SolvedCan't delete windows.old folder? Forum how to use the previous version of windows with windows old folder in c drive.. Forum Deleting "windows.old" folder? Forum "Delete Everything and Re-install Windows" - Will I get a Windows.old folder? Forum How to transfer files from Windows.old folder ? Forum how to remove program files folder of old windows in win7 Forum Refreshed my Windows 8 PC.. What to do with Windows.old folder? Forum Trying to delete my old system folder on window 7. Forum I need to pentantly *delete Windows.old Folder and 'Gain Administrator Access' to do so, Access Allowed YET Denied Forum Can I restore windows.old folder on windows 7 after being deleted? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows Vista categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security !