The directory is not empty error when building a bootable USB thumb drive
Last Updated July 18, 2017
While building a bootable USB thumb drive within the Boot Disk Creator you receive the following error:
Ghost Solution Suite 3.x
WinPE 10 release 1511
The directory is not empty
So this message is not necessarily an error. This message does not mean there is a problem with the Boot Disk Creator. It is a message generated by Microsoft and revolves around which build of WinPE 10 that is being used.
This issue occurs while using WinPE 10 build 1511. If you remove WinPE 10 build 1511 from our product and then add WinPE 10 build 1703 or higher this message will go away.
To add a new build of WinPE 10 to Ghost Solution Suite you must first remove the previous installation of the Microsoft ADK. This can be done through Add Remove Programs. Remove the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit - Windows 10. You will then need to download and install build 1703 or newer from Microsoft.
How To remove WinPE 10 - Ghost Solution Suite:
Make sure Boot Disk Creator is closed
Open a file browser
Browse to C:\Program Files (x86)\Altiris\eXpress\Deployment Server\Bootwiz\platforms\
Locate the WINPE10 folder
Rename this folder to WINPE10old
Open the Boot Disk Creator
Click on Tools
Click on Install Pre-Boot Operating Systems
Choose WinPE 10.0 X86 or X64
Click on Browse
The default location of the needed files is C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits
Click Okay and then Click Next
To remote WinPE10 from Ghost Standard Tools you need to browse to C:\Program Files (x86)\Symantec\Ghost\bootwiz\Platforms\ and then follow the steps above starting at Step 4.
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