New files added in GWX directory

Discus and support New files added in GWX directory in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; [img] I just noticed some change in the Get Windows 10 app.. 8920 Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by GaloreRu1z4n3x, Jul 24, 2015.

  1. GaloreRu1z4n3x Win User

    New files added in GWX directory


    New files added in GWX directory [​IMG]


    I just noticed some change in the Get Windows 10 app..

    :)
     
    GaloreRu1z4n3x, Jul 24, 2015
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  2. GeorgeV1225 Win User

    Windows 10 update (GWX) starts, but just "spins" forever

    Running Win8.1 64bit on a Toshiba L55 Laptop. Finally decided it was time to upgrade to Win10. I made sure all fixes were installed. Started GWX with icon in system tray, selected option to download and upgrade later, let it run all night (connected with
    network cable vs. Wifi). Was still running in the morning (Get Windows 10 panel displaying, with spinning logo in the middle.) GWX directory (where I presume the download files are placed) had some files and directories created.

    I removed and re-installed GWX by removing and reinstalling KB3035583. Started GWX again with the system tray icon. This time it suggested a scheduled install some 3 days in the future. I again selected the "Download and upgrade later" option. GWX created
    directories and again loaded about 27MB of files into GWX directory. Now the panel is again sitting and spinning with no other activity.

    So... now what? Is there a way to make GWX actually complete?

    George V.
     
    GeorgeV1225, Jul 24, 2015
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  3. Swifty. Win User
    Using cipher.exe to decrypt EFS encrypted file

    I'm having a battle with cipher.exe in my quest to decrypt all the EFS encrypted files on my system.

    First, let's get a list of all the encrypted files on my local disks:

    cipher.exe /u /n > cipher.temp

    Inside the file cipher.temp is the line:

    F:\Backups\$user\tools\tee.exe

    In explorer, I navigate to this file where I see:

    tee.exe (in green, the sign of an encrypted file)

    So I execute the command:

    cipher.exe -d F:\Backups\$user\tools\tee.exe

    The output is as follows

    C:\$User\Tools>cipher.exe -d F:\Backups\$user\tools\tee.exe

    Listing C:\$User\Tools\

    New files added to this directory will not be encrypted.

    Listing F:\Backups\$user\tools\

    New files added to this directory will not be encrypted.

    E tee.exe

    C:\$User\Tools>

    Now, what does that "E" on the last line of output signify? Error? Well, the file is still encrypted, so that's probable.

    Let's try adding the -a switch, which causes cipher.exe to operate on files as well as directories:

    C:\$User\Tools>cipher.exe -d -a F:\Backups\$user\tools\tee.exe

    Listing C:\$User\Tools\

    New files added to this directory will not be encrypted.

    Listing C:\$User\Tools\

    New files added to this directory will not be encrypted.

    Listing F:\Backups\$user\tools\

    New files added to this directory will not be encrypted.

    E tee.exe

    C:\$User\Tools>

    No progress there. Where next? Well, let's do it through the GUI, in explorer.

    1. Open the properties of tee.exe

    2. Click Advanced...

    3. Clear the check against "Encrypt contents to secure data"

    4. Click OK twice

    5. tee.exe is no longer encrypted.

    So it wasn't protected in any way. So why did cipher fail?

    ***Post moved by the moderator to the appropriate forum category.***
     
    Swifty., Jul 24, 2015
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  4. Debbie Win User

    New files added in GWX directory

    Debbie, Jul 24, 2015
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  5. Cliff S New Member
    New files added in GWX directory [​IMG]
     
    Cliff S, Jul 24, 2015
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  6. Debbie Win User
    Yep, just noticed that too!
     
    Debbie, Jul 24, 2015
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  7. Cliff S New Member
    I have been watching GWX in event viewer almost every day see this post for what happened yesterday.
     
    Cliff S, Jul 24, 2015
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  8. Victek Win User

    New files added in GWX directory

    When you click on the report link you get a lot more information, such as whether or not there are incompatible apps.
     
    Victek, Jul 24, 2015
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  9. Fafhrd Win User
    Mine says the same except for:

    3 Enjoy Windows 10 for £99.99 free!*

    and ...Estimated retail price of Windows 10 Home full license; actual prices may vary.
     
    Fafhrd, Jul 24, 2015
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  10. Debbie Win User
    Same for me too. *Smile

    My currency converter tells me - 99.99 British pounds sterling = 155.82 US dollars
     
    Debbie, Jul 24, 2015
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  11. GaloreRu1z4n3x Win User
    New thing is that it also says : Upgrade when you get a notification that Windows 10 has downloaded and is ready for you.
     
    GaloreRu1z4n3x, Apr 4, 2018
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