Windows 10: Emptying Windows/SoftwareDistribution/Download folder.

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  1. lvgandhi Win User

    Emptying Windows/SoftwareDistribution/Download folder.


    Can we delete all folders and files in the above folder?

    :)
     
    lvgandhi, Jan 15, 2016
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  2. Windows 10 update stuck checking for updates

    To solve this issue:

    1. Go to the following folder and delete the contents:

    C:\windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download

    2. Empty your recycle bin.

    3. Reboot your computer.

    4. Then "check for updates" again.
     
    Joe Cline2012, Jan 15, 2016
    #2
  3. Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7 for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64 (KB3186568)

    Hi Phil,

    One of the possible reasons why Windows Update is not working could be caused by a problem with the SoftwareDistribution. To troubleshoot this issue, let's rename the
    SoftwareDistribution folder on your computer. This folder is an essential component for Windows Update, which temporarily stores files needed to install new updates. If you're having trouble with Windows Update, it's safe to empty the content of the
    SoftwareDistribution folder. Windows 10 will always re-download all the necessary files, or re-create the folder and re-download all the components, if removed.

    For steps on how to rename the SoftwareDistribution folder, kindly follow the steps provided by Andre Da Costa found on this

    link
    .

    We would appreciate an update about how it went.
     
    Marilou Ser, Jan 15, 2016
    #3
  4. philc43 Win User

    Emptying Windows/SoftwareDistribution/Download folder.

    Yes, it is perfectly safe to do so and next time you run Windows update it will re-populate the download folder.
     
    philc43, Jan 15, 2016
    #4
  5. lvgandhi Win User
    Thank You.
     
    lvgandhi, Apr 4, 2018
    #5
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