How to empty the LCU-folder in Win11 ?


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How to empty the LCU-folder in Win11 ? Easy to remove it in Win10 , not in Win11 !
After latest update its about 1GB ..........how (?) to empty this LCU-folder in servicing (Windows) ??
 
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How to empty the LCU-folder in Win11 ? Easy to remove it in Win10 , not in Win11 !
After latest update its about 1GB ..........how (?) to empty this LCU-folder in Services (Windows) ??
I dont even have this folder :O So takes up 0 on mine, Went in the directory where people say it usually is and zilch.
Question, Outta curiosity...Do you need the 1gb space or...
 

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This LCU-folder is in Windows/servicing/LCU ............
 

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Run this in an elevated command prompt. This will remove all but the last folder in the LCU folder.

Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup


The remaining folder will be about 1.2GB
 

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The remaining folder will be about 1.2GB ".............then why is it so hard to remove this in 11 , when its very easy in 10 ?? ( 1.2GB wow ! )
 

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The remaining folder will be about 1.2GB ".............then why is it so hard to remove this in 11 , when its very easy in 10 ?? ( 1.2GB wow ! )


Every time we have a Windows Update, it puts a new folder in the LCU folder. They are each about 1.2GB.
Personally, I just run that command after each Windows Update, to keep the size of the LCU folder... down.

I do the same on Windows 10, for the same reason.


Just did this today, after the Windows Update...

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So , you dont empty the LCU-folder on Win11 ................while you can in Win10 ?
 

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There's no LCU folder in the Dev channel as it hasn't been created is my guess (no CU updates). As for the production Windows see this thread,

 

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So , you dont empty the LCU-folder on Win11 ................while you can in Win10 ?
Didn't even know it was a thing, never caused me an issue or reason to want to get rid.
There's no LCU folder in the Dev channel as it hasn't been created is my guess (no CU updates). As for the production Windows see this thread,

Ahh cool glad to know that cheers
 

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I have 3 more folders inside mine none of them are bigger than 280MB
 

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I don't have a LCU folder either and I'm running the latest Dev version of Windows..

The other folders in C:\Windows\servicing are small and well under 300MB.
 

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It could be a pro vs home thing?
 

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I am on Pro @BunnyJ and mine looks the same as yours @Berton except mine are all smaller
 

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who knows, there has to be some reason
 

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who knows, there has to be some reason
True.. but at the moment I have no idea why it's there.. I would love to know what's in the folder.. that might help explain it's purpose.
 

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You just need to take full ownership of the LCU folder then the contents can be deleted.
I had to do that after I installed Windows 11.
 

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