What files and folders should I see in C:

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by shanye, Jul 30, 2015.

  1. shanye

    shanye MDL Junior Member

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    I did an upgrade from Windows 7. I want to clear out all the crap in C: but not delete any of it - I am going to move it to another disc so if I need it, I can get it back.

    I see Windows.old - I can move that. But I also see a ~BT folder and a ~WS folder both of which come to 13GB. Do I need those where they are?

    I want to move them because I have a small SSD, and believe the extra space might help the drive.

    What do you think?

    Thanks
     
  2. TomClancy

    TomClancy MDL Novice

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    Win10 Clean Install... see attachment.
     

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  3. shanye

    shanye MDL Junior Member

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    Thanks for that Tom - I have a bit of tidying up to do it seems...
     

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  4. Meneer

    Meneer MDL Member

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    #4 Meneer, Jul 30, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2015
    Be careful, you have disabled the "Hide file system protected files and folder" box in the folder options.
    For sure I should not delete the following files or folders, use Google before deleting anything:
    $Recycle.Bin
    bootmgr
    BOOTNXT
    Documents and Settings [C:\Users]
    hiberfil.sys
    pagefile.sys
    PerfLogs
    Program Files
    Program Files (x86)
    ProgramData
    Recovery
    swapfile.sys
    System Volume Information
    Users
    Windows