Windows 10: Storage - Temporary files = C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download ?

Discus and support Storage - Temporary files = C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download ? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Win10 Pro x64 Version 1909 OS Build 18363.720 ====================================== I run Disk Cleanup as admin and I cleaned all windows update... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by gvp9000, Mar 15, 2020.

  1. gvp9000 Win User

    Storage - Temporary files = C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download ?


    Win10 Pro x64 Version 1909 OS Build 18363.720
    ======================================
    I run Disk Cleanup as admin and I cleaned all windows update components.
    Now disk cleanup shows only 17,3MB of disk space I can reclaim.
    But System Settings - Storage - Temporary files shows 5,05 GB of disk space !!!
    I searched with TreeSizeFree and the only folder with similar size is the "C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download" folder.

    1. Can anyone confirm this, on his own computer ?
    2. Can I safely delete "C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download" folder ?


    Storage - Temporary files = C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download ? [​IMG]



    Storage - Temporary files = C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download ? [​IMG]



    Storage - Temporary files = C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download ? [​IMG]


    Thank you.

    :)
     
    gvp9000, Mar 15, 2020
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  2. Windows 10 forced download

    To stop the download, uninstall the KB3035583 update (under "Control Panel > Windows Update > Installed Updates").


    To get rid of the C:\$Windows.~BT folder:
    • Right-click on your C: drive.
    • Select "Properties".
    • Click on [ Disk Cleanup ]
    • After the initial scan: If you have a [ Clean up system files ] button, click it and wait for the second scan to finish.
    • Scroll down the list and look for "Temporary Windows installation files" (its size should be in the gigabytes range); check the box.
    • Click on [ OK ] to start the clean-up.
     
    Static~Charge, Mar 15, 2020
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  3. slance310 Win User
    Regarding Temporary Files

    Hi,

    I found 448mb of the unaccounted for 524mb Temp files in C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download...

    The Temporary Files in Storage dropped to 75mb after manually deleting them.. I still don't know where these are yet...
     
    slance310, Mar 15, 2020
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  4. Bree Win User

    Storage - Temporary files = C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download ?

    Settings>System>Storage/Local Storage>Temporary Files?

    Looks like you are on version 1803. I have just checked on an 1803 system and can confirm that the contents of your Downloads folder are included in the total size of 'Temporary files' even though they do not appear in the list of locations you can clear. So it looks like your 'missing' 3.7xGB will be found in your Downloads folder.

    Starting with version 1809, the populated list when you left click on Temporary files now includes your Downloads folder.


    Storage - Temporary files = C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download ? [​IMG]
     
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