Windows 10: Updates 4.04 GB but SoftwareDistribution folder is empty.

Discus and support Updates 4.04 GB but SoftwareDistribution folder is empty. in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; [ATTACH] Hello, I'm having an issue in which according to settings, the updates are taking 4.04 GB of space. Is there any way to clean it? I already... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Jo_1922, Jan 13, 2021 at 4:42 PM.

  1. Jo_1922 Win User

    Updates 4.04 GB but SoftwareDistribution folder is empty.


    Updates 4.04 GB but SoftwareDistribution folder is empty. 3c633684-8601-4375-aa2a-6bff745f2707?upload=true.png
    Hello, I'm having an issue in which according to settings, the updates are taking 4.04 GB of space. Is there any way to clean it? I already checked SoftwareDistrubition/Download and it's empty there.

    Can someone please help me with this issue? Thank you.

    :)
     

  2. Windows Update fails after messing with SoftwareDistribution folder

    Having a bit of trouble with updates for Windows 10 Home OEM.

    First try (today)
    2020-03 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1909 for x64-based Systems (KB4551762)
    status: Some update files are missing or have problems.
    We'll try to download the update again later. Error code: (0x8007000d)

    retry
    There were problems installing some updates, but we'll try again later.
    2020-03 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1909 for x64-based Systems (KB4551762) - Error 0x800736b5

    Yesterday when attempting to update, the error was different.

    I'm certain the problem stems from my negligent attempt to relocate the SoftwareDistribution folder to an different drive.
    I wanted this because the HDD(onboard SSD chip) is too small, resulting in failing to update due to lack of HDD space.

    What I did:
    1: create a target directory
    for example :
    D:\other\desired\location
    2: Ctrl+alt+delete>taskmanager>services>(right click on) wuauserv (then choose stop)
    3: Rename c:\windows\softwaredistribution
    this folder to softwaredistribution.old
    4: Run cmd as administrator and type this command then hit enter
    mklink /j c:\windows\softwaredistribution d:\other\desired\location
    ("d:\other\desired\location" u can type another location that existed on your hard drive or you can create in step 1 )

    5: Type this command on Cmd and then hit enter
    net start wuauserv
    Or you can manually start service like step 2 !

    somehow, after a restart and an attempt to update, the link to the new location of SoftwareDistribution folder was gone and a new actual folder in System32 was creates.


    Sooooooooo, any help would be appreciated.
     
  3. gvp9000 Win User
    Storage - Temporary files = C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download ?

    Will it clean the "C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download" folder ?

    Because I did a "Disk Cleanup" and I deleted "Windows Update Cleanup" files but there are still 5.02 GB in "C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download" folder.
     
  4. Shiron Win User

    Updates 4.04 GB but SoftwareDistribution folder is empty.

    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.
     
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