Windows 10: odd folder added that I cannot delete Solved

  1.    04 Oct 2017 #1

    odd folder added that I cannot delete

    Probably after last upgrade to ver.1703 an odd folder was added that I cannot delete.
    here's the structure:
    d:\SoftwareDistribution\DeliveryOptimization\6554fb647215e690faab042a37aa9a6724992bf5\7142EBB051E3AE 2D18A4C0C0ED35A0CEECBBC46F8A2D7D7CDBD26E32B496898E
    d:\SoftwareDistribution\DeliveryOptimization\ca217f22ae58c78f9490e63c83b619c89df9d4e4\CAA986CADFAA93 4DC2076FA7A74036C31461B0D37579E2F6E797A4E79A6373CB

    How can I get rid of it?
    thank you
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    04 Oct 2017 #2

    Hi Zovshosh,

    Its not ODD, its part of the new MS updating process, UUP.
    Even if you are able to remove it, NOT recommended, i suspect either
    ALL of your future upgrades will fail
    or it will be re-created during the next CU update.

    The data in them can be deleted, its now part of the inbuilt Disk clean-up tool.

      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    04 Oct 2017 #3

    I like method 2 of disk cleanup:
    Open and Use Disk Cleanup in Windows 10 Performance Maintenance Tutorials

    I have the command saved in a .bat file on my desktop that I "run as administrator".
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    04 Oct 2017 #4

    thank you for your quick answer
    OK, I won't delete this folder.
    I couldn't anyway. I used "take ownership", added myself to security with full control and nothing helped. Not even the files inside.
    It does not appear in disk cleanup.
    I called this folder odd since it appeared in D which is not my system drive, it is not system/read only/hidden and I didn't find any counterpart in drive C.
    Finally I didn't find any trace in the registry.
    I hope I'll be able to receive future updates now that the random titled files are deleted
    d:\SoftwareDistribution and the inner DeliveryOptimization are still there.

      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    04 Oct 2017 #5

    Hi Zivshosh,

    Missed that you said it was on D.

    Thats most unusuall, it should be as you said on the system partition.

    Have you recieved any updates???

      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    04 Oct 2017 #6

    tried Settings --> Windows Updates --> search for updates and was told that there are no updates.
    So I guess I'll have to wait...
    anyway SoftwareDistribution and its subfolder DeliveryOptimization are still there (empty).
    thank you
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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