The Windows 10 Update Assistant creates a folder in your Windows 10 computer called Windows10Upgrade. If you are wondering what is the purpose of this folder and if is it safe to delete it, then read on to find out.
What is the Purpose of the Windows10Upgrade Folder
Normally, the Windows10upgrade folder is saved on drive C:\ or the primary system drive of your Windows 10 computer. Its main purpose is to be the place where the Windows 10 Update Assistant saves the upgrade files. The tool downloads and installs the Windows 10 update when it is available.
Users use the Windows 10 Update Assistant tool to manually check and install updates. If you are wondering why you have the Windows10upgrade folder in your computer, well, you might have used the update assistant tool before.
Is It Safe to Remove and Delete the Windows10Upgrade Folder?
You might be asking, is it safe to delete the Windows10upgrade folder? The straight answer is, yes. It won’t harm your computer if this folder is deleted and completely removed from the system.
You can just delete the Windows10upgrade folder right away in your File Explorer but it is not recommended. The safe and proper way to remove this folder is to uninstall the Windows 10 Update Assistant. The tool will recreate the folder even after you have deleted it. Plus, you won’t be able to uninstall Windows 10 Update Assistant correctly later without the folder in place.
How to Uninstall the Windows 10 Update Assistant
If you want to safely delete the Windows10upgrade folder from your computer, you need to uninstall the Windows 10 Update Assistant tool. Here’s how to do it:
- Open the Settings app and navigate to Apps > Apps & features page.
- Scroll down the installed apps list to see Windows 10 Update Assistant entry.
- To show the Uninstall button, you need to click on it.
- Hit the Uninstall button.
- Click the Uninstall button again when the dialog pops up.
Uninstall the Windows 10 Update Assistant from the Control Panel
Alternatively, you can also uninstall the Windows 10 Update Assistant via the Control Panel. To do this, follow these steps:
- To open Programs and Features window, type Appwiz.cpl in the Start or taskbar search field and hit Enter.
- From the list of installed apps, look for the Windows 10 Update Assistant entry.
- Right-click on it and click Uninstall.
Once Windows 10 Update Assistant tool is successfully uninstalled, the Windows10upgrade folder will also be automatically deleted.