Windows 10: C:\$windows.~bt\sources HAS NO ESD FILE

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  1.    18 Sep 2016 #1

    C:\$windows.~bt\sources HAS NO ESD FILE


    Since 14901, now on 14926, no such file.

    Drive space low enough system sometimes complains; perhaps in such case upgrade proceeds without local esd file (HOW that could be is a mystery but it's all i can think of)

    Microsoft Answers doesn't know.

    Any idea where ESD might be, or how to ensure its creation and preservation in the future?

    (Typically first one system i update then make iso on the network for the others)


    UPDATE: next upgrade has ESD in the BT folder, more room on drive
    Last edited by johnwerneken; 30 Sep 2016 at 23:22. Reason: update
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  2. Posts : 14,998
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       18 Sep 2016 #2

    If you already rebooted and upgraded it is of course gone:
    From this tutorial: ESD to ISO - Create Bootable ISO from Windows 10 ESD File - Windows 10 Forums


    1. 2.) When a new build is available, let Windows Update download it. When Windows Update has prepared the upgrade, you will be told a restart has been scheduled. At this point you can find the install.esd file which contains everything needed to make an ISO image in a hidden folder C:\$Windows.~BT\Sources.

    It needs to be copied before the restart. go to the tutorial and post any questions you need answered.
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  3.    22 Sep 2016 #3

    On 14931 now - BEFORE REBOOT, no ESD file.
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  4.    23 Sep 2016 #4

    johnwerneken said: View Post
    On 14931 now - BEFORE REBOOT, no ESD file.
    Was/is there any file "Install" ? Extension .esd may be hidden or missing.
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  5.    24 Sep 2016 #5

    nope, not now, not before reboot. is a setup.exe with correct date though in bt.
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  6.    24 Sep 2016 #6

    johnwerneken said: View Post
    nope, not now, not before reboot. is a setup.exe with correct date though in bt.
    Strange, I never lost install.esd even after installation.
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  7.    24 Sep 2016 #7

    CountMike said: View Post
    Strange, I never lost install.esd even after installation.
    I've had my Install.esd disappear a couple of times but it didn't happen right away. I just checked and my Install.esd is still there.
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  8. Posts : 11,254
    Windows 10 Pro
       24 Sep 2016 #8

    In case of Windows Update not finding enough free space on C: drive to unpack installation files, you need to either free some space or if that is not possible you can tell Windows to store the install.esd file on another drive.

    If that is your case you will find the install.esd file in folder X:\$WINDOWS.~TMP instead of C:\$WINDOWS.~BT (replace X with drive ID of the drive you told Windows Update to store the file).
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  9.    30 Sep 2016 #9

    johnwerneken said: View Post
    Since 14901, now on 14926, no such file.

    Drive space low enough system sometimes complains; perhaps in such case upgrade proceeds without local esd file (HOW that could be is a mystery but it's all i can think of)

    Microsoft Answers doesn't know.

    Any idea where ESD might be, or how to ensure its creation and preservation in the future?

    (Typically first one system i update then make iso on the network for the others)

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    UPDATE: next upgrade has ESD in the BT folder, more room on drive




































    NEXT update put esd in usual place, drive had much more free space
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  10. Posts : 3,238
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       30 Sep 2016 #10

    There is no WS or BT Folder on my Build 14936.1000.
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