The UsmtUtils tool is used for deleting a hard-link store, validating a compressed file store and extracting data from a compressed file store. Additionally, it can determine cryptographic capabilities of source and destination computer for use with the
Hard-link migration stores cannot be deleted by Windows Explorer or the command prompt. To delete these stores you need to use UsmtUtils with the
If the migration store spans multiple volumes, it will be deleted from all volumes. Sometimes the
/rd option needs a reboot to delete all files. To override the accept prompt you can specify the
/y argument additionally.
Some examples include the following:
usmtutils /rd C:\HardLinkStore
usmtutils /rd D:\HardLinkStore /y