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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Windows 10 version 1903 – May 2019 Update Last 3 Cumulative Updates Leave more than half a million files and folders

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        legnoso
        AskWoody Plus

        Windows 10 – 1903 – The last 3 cumulative updates appear to have left more than half a million files and folders in C:/Windows/servicing/LCU/Package_for_RollupFix ………….

        Just over 100,000 folders – most of which have two subfolders  each with at least one file.

        The files appear to be tiny .

        From the dates they appear to relate to
        KB4540673, KB4534132  KB4532693
        Is this normal  to leave this number of files and folders ?  Am I correct in thinking they are there in case they need to be uninstalled

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        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Windows 10 – 1903 – The last 3 cumulative updates appear to have left more than half a million files and folders in C:/Windows/servicing/LCU/Package_for_RollupFix ………….

        Just over 100,000 folders – most of which have two subfolders  each with at least one file.

        The files appear to be tiny .

        From the dates they appear to relate to
        KB4540673, KB4534132  KB4532693
        Is this normal  to leave this number of files and folders ?  Am I correct in thinking they are there in case they need to be uninstalled

        I have the same on my 1909 pro.

        Disk Cleanup and Storage Sense won’t delete the folder/files.

        It seems the LCU folder can be deleted if you wish (keep a backup)

        https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/be35a9ee-a610-4fdc-bb6c-50b9f458d19a/huge-lcufolder-after-latest-cumulative-update-on-windows-10-1809?forum=win10itprosetup

         

        srvsng

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      • #2232018 Reply
        alphacharlie
        AskWoody Plus

        Wow.  My system was created in January by upgrading from Win 7 directly to Win 10 1909.  It sure seems like a lot of files.

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        EP
        AskWoody_MVP

        normally you can’t delete any files & folders from the \Windows\servicing\ folder cuz the Win10 OS protects users like you alphacharlie (even Admins) from messing with that folder.

        you could use something like PowerRun to launch a 3rd party File Manager app like Explorer++ (to run that with SYSTEM or TrustedInstaller rights) to actually delete some files/folders there but I would never recommend doing that as you could be making things worse (aka. doing more harm than good) and the Win10 OS may get less stable than it already is. anyway, the built-in Win10 File Explorer app will forbid you from deleting/editing stuff in that \Windows\servicing\ folder.

        so leave everything in the \Windows\servicing\ folder alone.

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      • #2233037 Reply
        noblame no gain
        AskWoody Lounger

        Love this group so much – Thx Woody

        YES just deleted all Servicing/LCU folders.

        Would not delete LCU main, but open it & select all subs and shift del – WHAM

        ALSO been using WIPE.exe ver 17.34 for a year, no problems.

        it alwayys finds a “windows installer cache” around 1/2Gig which Disk Cleanup never removes

        “WHO AT MS IS  PUSHING THIS MADNESS”

         

        wipe

         

        be well, breathe and honor wabi sabi

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        Elly
        AskWoody MVP

        Whoa! I’m trying to understand my own W10 Pro, but I’m seeing two completely different responses here, to OP… one to ignore, and one to delete…

        Am I correct in thinking they are there in case they need to be uninstalled

        so leave everything in the \Windows\servicing\ folder alone.

        YES just deleted all Servicing/LCU folders.

        Ouch! Maybe there could be some clarification regarding the purpose of these folders, whether size or number of folders could be an issue, and why, or why not, one would delete them? I’m trying to understand how my OS functions, and the best way to maintain it, and got seriously confused here.

        Non-techy Win 10 Pro and Linux Mint experimenter

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