How to delete c:\Documents and Settings folder (127GB) RRS feed

  • Question

  • Just installed Windows 7 Home and then upgraded to Ultimate. After install of some applications, realized the free space is reduced a quite a bit. Ran my program and realized that the hidden C:\Documents and Settings folder takes up 127GB. I have not done any XP mode. Wonder how to get rid of it for image backup?

    Thanks in advance.


    Friday, May 25, 2012 3:58 PM


  • Hi,

    It is not recommended to delete this folder. Generally, Documents and settings is not a real folder. It is called a junction point and is used for legacy program interface. This is a hidden folder and cannot be accessed.

    Niki Han

    TechNet Community Support

    • Edited by Niki Han Monday, May 28, 2012 6:58 AM
    • Marked as answer by Niki Han Monday, June 4, 2012 4:21 PM
    Monday, May 28, 2012 6:58 AM

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