How to Delete $GetCurrent Folder

$GetCurrent folder is a folder that contains logs about the Windows upgrade. This folder is created in the C directory during the Windows upgrade process. You usually won’t be able to find it because it is a hidden folder and it is only available for the people who upgraded their Windows. Also, keep in mind that $GetCurrent and $sysreset folders might also contain the update files as well.

In some cases, you would like to delete this folder since it can occupy a considerable amount of storage. This folder can get to the size of 3.3 GB (rough estimate) if it contains the Windows installation files but it might b 100-200 Kb if there aren’t any Windows Installation files in it. You usually don’t need this folder once you are done with the Windows Upgrade unless you have to review the log files. So, it is pretty safe to delete this folder. A lot of users might be running low on the storage space so the storage space released by this folder can definitely be of great use.

There are a total of 2 ways of deleting this folder.

Method 1: Delete $GetCurrent Folder via Windows Explorer

Follow the steps given below to locate and delete the $GetCurrent folder via the Windows Explorer

Note: Before you follow the steps given below, make sure you are signed in as an administrator. If you aren’t sure whether you are the administrator or not then follow the steps given below

  1. Hold Windows key and press R
  2. Type control panel and press Enter

  1. Click User Accounts

  1. Click User Accounts again

  1. You should be able to see your account information on the right side. You should be able to see Administrator written under your account email address. If there isn’t an administrator written under your account email then that means you aren’t the administrator.

  1. Click Manage another account

This screen will show you all the accounts. There should be an account with the administrator written under its email. You should sign in with that account and follow the instructions given below

Steps to delete the $GetCurrent folders

  1. Hold Windows key and press E
  2. Enter the C drive
  3. Now, since this folder is hidden, we have to enable the show hidden files option first
  4. Click View from the top
  5. Check the option Hidden items in Show/Hide section

  1. You should be able to see the $GetCurrent folder
  2. Simply right click the $GetCurrent folder and select Delete. Follow any additional on-screen instructions

That’s it.

Note: If you want to hide the hidden files and folders then simply follow the steps from 1-4 and uncheck the Hidden items box in Show/Hide section in step 5.

Method 2: Delete $GetCurrent Folder via Command Prompt

Here are the steps for deleting the $GetCurrent folder with the help of command prompt

  1. Press Windows key once
  2. Type command prompt in the Windows Search box
  3. Right click the command prompt from the search results and select Run as administrator

 

  1. Type RD /S /Q “C:\$GetCurrent” (with quotes) and press Enter

That’s it. This should delete the $GetCurrent folder.

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