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What is the Windows BT Folder?


The "Windows BT" (Windows Boot) folder is typically associated with the Windows setup and upgrade process. It is created when you perform an upgrade installation of Windows, such as moving from one version of the operating system to another (e.g., upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10).

This folder often contains files related to the installation process, including setup logs, temporary files, and backup copies of system files. The purpose of the Windows BT folder is to store necessary files and data during the upgrade process, ensuring that the installation or upgrade can proceed smoothly.

After the upgrade is completed successfully, and you're sure that everything is working as intended, you can theoretically delete the Windows BT folder to free up disk space. However, it's important to note that Microsoft may release updates or service packs that could use these files for future upgrades or troubleshooting. If you're tight on disk space, you may choose to delete the folder, but make sure you don't need it for any future updates or troubleshooting before doing so.

To delete the Windows BT folder:

  1. Make sure your Windows installation is working correctly after the upgrade.
  2. Ensure that you have created a backup or system restore point in case any issues arise.
  3. Navigate to the folder using File Explorer (C:\Windows~BT).
  4. Delete the folder and its contents.

Keep in mind that it's generally recommended to use the built-in Disk Cleanup utility in Windows to manage system files and temporary files rather than manually deleting folders, as this utility can safely identify and clean up unnecessary files while preserving system integrity.

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Posted: 2024-02-03
By: dwirch
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