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Old 11-29-2006, 09:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Anybody know what is in this folder?
C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download, it is taking up almost a GB of my hard disk space!
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Old 11-29-2006, 04:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That is where updates and applications that are downloaded go. When they have to extract with WinZip or Winrar to install after you click the .exe part of it goes there.

But most of it is from the Windows Updates. It downloads .exe files and then executes them right away.
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Old 12-01-2006, 07:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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thanks for the reply

can i delete the contents of this folder safely?
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You should have no problem deleting this stuff. It shouldnt cause your system any problems either.
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