Switching on the ‘show hidden files’ option in Windows 10 surfaces all kinds of folders, including one called $SysReset, which some users notice taking up some hard drive space or cluttering their C:/ drive.
What is $Sysreset?
If you notice a previously unseen folder called $SysReset on your PC, there’s no need to worry. This isn’t some kind of malware – it’s the folder in which Windows 10 stores files after a refresh or reset.
Most of the time, the $SysReset folder is quite small, measuring in the double-digit megabytes. Primarily, it contains logs that a technician can use to identify why a refresh or reset failed. As these logs can contain some personal information, you may want to remove it if you need a completely clean start or really need to free up space in Windows 10. Today we’re going to show you how to delete $SysReset via File Explorer or an elevated Command Prompt.
How to Delete $SysReset Folder via File Explorer
This is the most user-friendly way to delete $SysReset, but it can throw up permissions issues for some users. If you’ve enabled it, it may be worth using the hidden administrator account.
- Show hidden items in File Explorer
- Find the $SysReset folder and choose “Delete”
- Accept the prompt to delete the system reset folder
- Uncheck hidden items
How to Delete $SysReset Folder via Command Prompt
This method is less user-friendly than File Explorer, but it’s faster and has less chance to run into permissions issues.