Monday, January 4, 2016

Windows 10: Cleanup

If you have recently re-installed the operating system, as some of us often do while testing Windows, and if you've now got a huge "Windows.old" folder sitting around with a lot of stuff in it that you really aren't going to use, and you'd like to get rid of it, but you're getting the old "Access Denied" when you try to simply delete it, here's a trick..... Just right-click that folder name and choose to Rename it. Give it the name $Recycle.Bin and then you will be able to delete it.

1 comment:

  1. So smart! Thanks for your valued advice, Ray.

    I installed Win 10 on my spouse´s laptop a while ago. It´s working fine and behaving fine, after I deleted / deactivated most of its sniffing-out-spouses-behaviour features. Me as being the one doing the job will suffice.
    It´s in fact running perfectly fine, so much better than the previous Win Vista with a lot less windows popping up.

    Spouse´s laptop now is like new, which cannot be said about spouse´s IT man lol.

    Take care. Best wishes!