Windows 10 Stores Updates in Difference Places all the time - what can I do about it?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by MonarchX, Dec 30, 2015.

  1. MonarchX

    MonarchX MDL Expert

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    Windows 10 sucks when it comes down to storing updates specifically in C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download folder. I downloaded some 500MB update today and it updated, worked fine, etc. However, SoftwareDistribution\Downloads folder was empty and yet there was 500MB of free space reduction that would NOT improve even after Reset Base command. I don't have much space on drive C and it would not be a problem if Microsoft allocated update setup files for Windows 10 and Office 2016 is the appropriate directories during each and every update.


    What now? Where am I supposed to find 500MB worth of update files?
     
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  2. Gharlane00

    Gharlane00 MDL Addicted

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    did you look in $WINDOWS.~BT and $WINDOWS.~WS?
     
  3. LiteOS

    LiteOS MDL Expert

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    Use whereisit app
    its find anthing in few secs :)

    or treesize also good
     
  4. MonarchX

    MonarchX MDL Expert

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    #5 MonarchX, Dec 31, 2015
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    Thanks, but these programs ASK what to search for. How the hell am I supposed to know file and folder names of whichever Windows Updates get downloaded???



    EVERYTHING just shows me a ton of files and directories. How is it helpful in finding out which directories are the ones I should be looking at????
     
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  5. MonarchX

    MonarchX MDL Expert

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    Yeah, those have not appeared since 10586 update.
     
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  6. LiteOS

    LiteOS MDL Expert

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    U can search what has been created today and find it
     
  7. Gharlane00

    Gharlane00 MDL Addicted

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    Run the built in Disk Cleanup utility and choose Clean up System Files. It will find everything.
     
  8. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    Run as Administrator!!!
     
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