Where are Downloaded Software Updates Stored?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by leerkeller, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. leerkeller macrumors member

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    #1
    I have Software Update set to download updates automatically and then notify me when they are ready to be installed. I was wondering where these downloaded updates are stored before I install them. My harddrive is getting a bit too full and I wanted to be able to check the folder they are stored in to make sure they are deleted once installed.
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G4

    Fishrrman

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    #2
    I'm not sure about this, but could it be

    root/Library/Updates ??

    (others, please jump in and correct this)
     
  3. gwang73 macrumors 6502a

    gwang73

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    Should be in the ~Users/Library/Application Support folder with sub folders in there. They do delete when you install them though.
     
  4. BENI macrumors regular

    BENI

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    #4
    Well this is a bit late but if anyone else finds this useful - In Yosemite updates are stored in:
    Root/Library/Updates

    You can confirm this by downloading an app like "Find Any File" and searching for any downloaded update that has not been installed yet and looking up the directory of the install .pkg
     
  5. Chris77586 macrumors newbie

    Chris77586

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    #5
    THIS IS THE CORRECT ANSWER! Thank you!
     

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