Delete Windows 10 Windows.old $Windows.~BT $Windows.~WS in Three Steps

So you have installed Windows 10 by installing the upgrade over Windows 7 or Windows 8 and now you are wondering how to delete Windows.Old, $Windows.~BT and $Windows.~WS in Windows 10. These three folders occupy nearly 20-22 GB of your storage and that is bug you a lot if you are on a SSD drive smaller storage capacities.

Delete Windows 10 Windows.old Windows.~BT Windows.~WS

First thing, it is safe to delete them IF you are not planning to roll back. Here are three commands to delete Windows.old in windows 10. Start up command prompt using administrative rights and copy-paste them in cmd prompt (Ctrl + C from here and Ctrl + V on command prompt).

Step 1

takeown /F C:\Windows.old\* /R /A
cacls C:\Windows.old\*.* /T /grant administrators:F
rmdir /S /Q C:\Windows.old\

delete Windows.old folder in Windows 10

Step 2

Now let us get rid of $Windows.~BT and $Windows.~WS in Windows 10.

takeown /F C:\$Windows.~BT\* /R /A
icacls C:\$Windows.~BT\*.* /T /grant administrators:F
rmdir /S /Q C:\$Windows.~BT\

Step 3
takeown /F C:\$Windows.~WS\* /R /A
icacls C:\$Windows.~WS\*.* /T /grant administrators:F
rmdir /S /Q C:\$Windows.~WS\

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