Solved Can't delete windows.old folder? Tags: Disk Cleanup Windows 7 Last response: May 13, 2012 12:03 AM in Windows 7 Share nymedic828 May 11, 2012 11:58:43 PM I ran the disk cleanup to delete my previous windows installations and it won't let me get rid of the empty windows.old folder. When I try to delete it or move to recycle bin manually it says "the file does not exist" when clearly, it does exist. What do? More about : delete windows folder PaulR08 May 12, 2012 12:04:20 AM Try using a third party file eraser program to delete it. The file could be protected with admin permissions, try to take ownership of it then delete using right click not dragging to the recycle bin. willard May 12, 2012 12:14:56 AM Right click the drive in My Computer and choose properties. Then click the Disk Cleanup button. Removing the old Windows files is one of the things disk cleanup can do for you. Related resources no signal fix (possibly) and delete windows.old fix (definately) - Forum Windows_old folder in Vista - Forum How do I delete Windows.old ? " Folder Access Denied" - Forum Finished re-installing Vista. Windows.old folder-Delete ? - Forum Is it safe to delete Windows.old .000? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer nymedic828 May 12, 2012 2:15:30 AM willard said:Right click the drive in My Computer and choose properties. Then click the Disk Cleanup button. Removing the old Windows files is one of the things disk cleanup can do for you. I clearly said I tried that What would be a third party program to use? Best solution AMDGuru2011 May 12, 2012 2:34:21 AM Try downloading ''unlocker'' that might do it if not just go into safe mode and login as admin nymedic828 May 13, 2012 12:03:06 AM Best answer selected by nymedic828. nymedic828 May 13, 2012 12:03:52 AM thanks unlocker did it. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWindows.old ? Can I delete it, and how? ForumWhat to do with Windows.old folder ? ForumWindows.old file ForumRetrieve windows.old folder ForumCan't delete old System folder ForumWhen i upgrade to 64bit from 32 bit will i have a windows.old folder ? ForumHow to delete windows.old with Securom without affecting current games ForumHow to delete an old "Windows" Folder from the 2nd hdd? Forum" Windows.Old " ForumWindows.old ForumWindows.old file on C drive after fresh install on new SSD ForumWhat to do with Windows.old Forum[Solved] Product key for windows 7 professional 32 bit free ForumBlackberry messenger free download for windows xp ForumSlipstreaming Windows 7 Updates More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !