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Identify a folder in ThisPC Windows 8(c)

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    Identify a folder in ThisPC Windows 8(c)


    I have a folder in Windows 8 (C) now which I believe pertains to Windows 8.1 Update 1. Can someone explain to me what it is - and if it is a necessary file which I should leave as is. Screenshot of the contents is attached. Appreciate any help on this. Thanks.

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    Win 8.1 Pro


    You can look up those KB numbers,,, they are just updates
    Yes, it should be safe to delete that folder.
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    Yes. the update number is Update 1 for Window 8.1 that was installed last Tuesday. I didn't know updates left that much info on the pc. Thanks for your response.
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    Win 8.1 Pro


    Those folders get left behind on occasion,, not always.
    Basically something interrupted the cleanup process before or after the reboot and caused them to get left behind.
    Not everyone experiences that, or not all the time. XP was worse about it for some people, while others never had/have the issue.

    Once everything is running fine,, you can delete the and I would run Windows updates Check again just to be sure.
    But shouldn't be an issue.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I'm pretty sure Disk Cleanup (System Files) will take care of that.
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    Thanks for the responses - I will let the folder stay until I feel safe in deleting it.
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    Win 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    I'm pretty sure Disk Cleanup (System Files) will take care of that.
    Sometimes it will, but not always.
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    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Disk Cleanup will not clear folders that the System Restore marks as a recently loaded/updated piece of software. There is a lot of behind the scenes management, that will sometimes control what is able to be deleted and what cannot.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    Disk Cleanup will not clear folders that the System Restore marks as a recently loaded/updated piece of software. There is a lot of behind the scenes management, that will sometimes control what is able to be deleted and what cannot.
    Correct, but eventually it will; 'Windows update backup files' or something like that.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Use Disk Cleanup in C: Properties for Windows Updates Cleanup.
    These files are useless & can be safely removed.
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    Windows Update Cleanup will remove the big files left over after updating from Windows Update safely.
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