To clear the Windows 10 cache, especially files related to former Windows updates, you can use 3 ways. Here are details that can help easily delete Windows 10 Update files:
Clear Windows 10 Cache
Clear Windows Update Cache – What is cache? Caches are small files stored in the computer system storage and are not really needed anymore. Usually the cache is referred to as a junk file.
Some caches are hidden and some are not, you should delete these files so that your laptop or PC storage is not full and maintains laptop performance. For a more detailed explanation, read the full article on caching.
Article Techhow.com This will explain how to clean and clear the Windows 10 update cache. This update cache is stored in a special directory to accommodate files for updating. Usually located in a directory C: Windows SoftwareDistribution Download.
How to Clear Windows 10 Update Cache
Techhow – There are 3 ways we recommend to delete this junk file. A detailed explanation of how to clear the Windows 10 update cache is as follows:
1. How to Manually Clear Windows 10 Update Cache
A very easy way is to clear cache manually, below step-by-step his:
- First log into Windows as Administrator.
- Then open it File Explorer and enter the directory C: Windows SoftwareDistribution Download.
- Delete all folders and files in the folder.
If this method doesn’t succeed in deleting all the files in that folder, then please try clearing the cache via Command Prompt or with a batch file. This method is in the sub article below.
For those of you who want to clear all cache on a laptop with a Windows operating system, please read the Guide to Clearing Cache on a Windows Laptop which has been written in full in this article. Or you can also use CCleaner to clean junk files on a laptop which will certainly speed up system performance, one of which is Speeding up your Windows 10 boot, folks!
2. Clear Cache via Command Prompt (CMD)
We recommend the following method if the manual method doesn’t work, namely clear the Windows 10 update cache via cmd. Here is the complete tutorial:
- The first step you have to do is stop the Windows Update Service function temporarily by entering cmd by pressing the ‘buttonWindows‘in the taskbar then type’cmd‘then press’Ctrl + Shift + Enter‘to open cmd as Administrator.
- After the cmd screen opens, then type net stop wuauserv then press’Enter‘.
- Then follow the steps in the Manual Method by entering the directory C: Windows SoftwareDistribution Download in File Explorer and delete all folders and files in this directory.
- Then after emptying the Windows update directory, reopen cmd to type the command net start wuauserv and press’Enter‘.
If you want to turn off or disable Windows 10 system updates, it’s very easy, fast. Please follow How to Turn Off Windows 10 Update in that article.
3. Clear Update Cache with the Batch File Command
The last, easiest way is to create a batch file after which all Windows 10 update caches will be executed by this one file. In fact, you can save this file permanently on your PC or laptop and use it again for the same purposes in the future.
Here are the easy steps to create a batch file to clear the Windows update cache:
- Open Notepad ++ or Notepad.
- Then copy the code below and paste it into Notepad.net stop wuauservCD% Windir% CD SoftwareDistributionDEL / F / S / Q Downloadnet start wuauserv
- Then save the file by selecting the menu ‘Files‘then select ‘Save as‘ then select extension ‘All Files‘then name the file’Clear Update.bat Cache‘, the storage location can be anywhere.
- Then when done, right click on the file ‘Clear Update.bat Cache‘and select ‘Run as Administrator‘ and wait a moment for the command to close automatically.
- Your Windows update cache file has been deleted.
The Windows 10 configuration system is very important to maintain and pay attention to. Before anything happens with the configuration system, please backup with How to Create a Restore Point in your Windows 10 and also learn how to troubleshoot problems by learning How to Enter Safe Mode in Windows 10.
How to Clean Windows 10 Update Cache – Which step is easiest in your opinion? We recommend choosing step # 3 because you can use the created file whenever you need to. Read also help article from Microsoft this.