How to delete the $ Windows. ~ WS folder in Windows 10

How to delete the $ Windows. ~ WS folder in Windows 10

This guide will show you how to delete the $ Windows. ~ WS folder in the root directory of your Windows 10 drive to free up hard drive space if needed.

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What is the $ Windows. ~ WS directory?

The $ Windows. ~ WS folder is a hidden folder created in the root directory of the Windows “C:” drive during the upgrade to Windows 10. The WS folder name in $ Windows. ~ WS stands for Windows Setup .

The $ Windows. ~ WS directory contains the essential files of previous system versions, which are used to allow you to roll back to previous versions of Windows.

The $ Windows. ~ WS directory is a hidden directory created in the root directory of drive C:

Note:

You must be logged in as an admin to delete the $ Windows. ~ WS directory.

If you delete the Windows.old, $ Windows. ~ BT and / or $ Windows. ~ WS folders, you will no longer be able to revert to an earlier version of Windows.

If you delete the $ Windows. ~ WS folder, you should also delete the Windows.old and $ Windows. ~ BT folders to free up more hard drive space.

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How to delete the $ Windows. ~ WS folder in Windows 10

Here’s how to do it:

1. Open Command Prompt as administrator.

2. Copy and paste the commands below into the newly opened Command Prompt and press Enter after each one.

takeown /F "C:$Windows.~WS*" /A /R /DY icacls "C:$Windows.~WS*.*" /grant *S-1-5-32-544:F /T /C /Q RD /S /Q "C:$Windows.~WS"

3. When done, you can close the Command Prompt if you want.

Delete the $ Windows. ~ WS folder in Windows 10

As you can see, the way to delete the $ Windows. ~ WS folder in Windows 10 is very simple, right?

Hope you are succesful.

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