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How to change the location where updates and patches are downloaded? RRS feed

  • Question

  • After I installed windows 10 on my machine, I see lots of folders with GUID-looking names under my X:\ drive.

    Each of these folders contains another folder names "Sandbox", whose contents are not accessible.

    I guess these folders are somehow related to updates or patches.

    Is there a way I can change the location where they are downloaded? Just under the drive root they are pretty annoying.

    Thanks,
    Paolo


    Paolo Tedesco - http://cern.ch/idm

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015 2:46 PM

All replies

  • Windows updates and patches must remain on the same partition as the Windows operating system and cannot be moved.

    Carey Frisch

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015 5:15 PM
    Moderator
  • These folders are in another drive actually.

    Windows is on C:\ while these strange folders are on X:\

    Still, even if they were on C:\ it would be annoying to have them all under the drive root just like that.


    Paolo Tedesco - http://cern.ch/idm

    Thursday, July 23, 2015 7:07 AM
  • Hi,

    Could you give us a screenshot of that drive folder contents?

    Based on my known, Windows update and other system file don't generate cache file in other drive. And I know a program named Sandbox also could create so many cache file. Please confirm if you have installed it.

    If yes, uninstall it to check the result.


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    Thursday, July 23, 2015 8:55 AM
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