Windows 10: SoftwareDistribution folder w/ MS genuine content ?

Discus and support SoftwareDistribution folder w/ MS genuine content ? in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hi, How can I be sure that c:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder receives only certified MS content ( Windows Updates and alike )? Or can this... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by netkingcool, Jun 29, 2019.

  1. SoftwareDistribution folder w/ MS genuine content ?


    Hi,

    How can I be sure that c:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder receives only certified MS content ( Windows Updates and alike )? Or can this folder's content be tampered somehow ( even theoretically ) ? Just a thought *Think

    Thank you for taking your time to read this.

    Antonio P.

    :)
     
    netkingcool, Jun 29, 2019
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  2. Shiron Win User

    SoftwareDistribution Folder


    Yes that's exactly what I mean. Is it safe to delete all the folders and files inside the
    C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Downloads folder.
     
    Shiron, Jun 29, 2019
    #2
  3. jds63 Win User
    SoftwareDistribution Folder


    You mean exactly C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Downloads contents inside download folder ? Can safely delete these, always do so number of days after installing updates. Also Use Disk Cleanup.
     
    jds63, Jun 29, 2019
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  4. SoftwareDistribution folder w/ MS genuine content ?

    How to stop Windows 10 update in progress

    Hi,

    This could be due to corrupted Windows Update components. We suggest that you run the Windows Update troubleshooter to address this. See this
    support article and click on Download troubleshooter for Windows 10.

    If the issue persists even after running the troubleshooter, we suggest that you delete the SoftwareDistribution folder or its contents. The SoftwareDistribution folder is used to store Windows Update cache. Follow the steps below on how you can delete the
    said folder:

    • Navigate to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution.
    • Delete the folder itself or the contents.
    • Restart your PC. Doing so will restore a new SoftwareDistribution folder that basically refreshes Windows Updates.

    Let us know how it turns out.
     
    Patricia Yu, Jun 29, 2019
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