Windows 10: What is the $WINDOWS.~BT folder used for?

Last Updated on April 19, 2021 by admin

This folder is used by the Windows 10 Updater, it contains update logs and files downloaded by the Windows update process.

How to delete the $WINDOWS.~BT folder?

The folder can be deleted e.g. when an upgrade from windows 7 / 8 to Windows 10 failed and you want to free up space on the hard disk. This folder is protected, you can't remove it with the Windows Explorer. Use these steps:

Open a terminal Window in administrator mode and run the command

%windir%\system32\cleanmgr.exe

Source: Microsoft Answers

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