NVIDIA folder consuming huge amount of space


hotshot05

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I was checking file size in my C Drive today using WinDirStat. Found the following folder consuming 8.3GB of space.
Location - C:\ProgramData\NVIDIA\Updatus\DownloadManager

I searched online but nobody could confirm that this folder can be cleaned without any issue. Does anyone here know what I can do to reclaim this space?

Links where I checked already - https://gaming.msi.com/article/spring-cleaning-nvidia-drivers
http://www.gameplayinside.com/optimize/cleaning-up-old-nvidia-driver-files-to-save-disk-space/
https://forums.geforce.com/default/...oes-geforce-experience-download-the-drivers-/

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hotshot05

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how many times have you updated the nvidia driver ?
Update happens on its own.
Strange thing is that the issue got solved on its own. I had not booted into Win 7 for quite sometime. I restarted and booted into Win 7 again and the folders were gone. Lots of space became free.
 

Marcus Fenix

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Seems like the Geforce Experience automatic updating is turned on.So the app downloaded portions of the drivers over time and a restart got rid of the temp files.This is weird as even if the app failed to download the entire driver at one go it is again creating a new temp download file on its next try to download.

Tun off automatic driver update and make it check but ask before install.
 

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