I have reset my phone (Microsoft Lumia 535) due to some reasons. I saw that there is a huge Folder named WPsystem in my SD card. So I think these are apps and other data which installed by me. So now I think I do not need them because now system is clean and I have to install the apps again.

But I can not remove the WPSystem folder. I tried with a card reader. First it deletes perfectly. But when I put the reader back it haven't delete. I also tried to format the SD card. But it says "Windows can not format"

So how can I fix this, I want to remove the WPsystem folder.

2 Answers 2


Solution 1

Format it via phone. Windows phone will format the SD card and remove the old app data.

Solution 2

Connect your SD Card to a Linux PC. I have tried deleting System folders from Linux. It works perfectly.

  • I tried to format via phone. But it did not work. May 24, 2016 at 11:21
  • @user3199385 what about formatting / deleting files via Linux
    – Kolappan N
    May 24, 2016 at 16:47
  • No its not formatting and all files are again restored in sd card..pls help me..
    – user22405
    Jul 30, 2016 at 16:21

If you store the apps/music/downloaded itens/pictures on SD Card, you cannot remove WPSystem. This directory is used by Windows Mobile/Widows Phone to store configurations, data from apps and another internal stuff.

  • Since you can remove the SD card you can also format it or delete the WPSystem folder. Jul 20, 2017 at 10:23

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