I don't have enough space on my MacBook (running on Catalina 10.15.7) and I found 6GB folder named Updates which is located in Library - my question is: Can I safely delete that folder ? I think that folder is filled by old updates from Catalina old version so.. I don't know if is it safe to delete everything which is in folder or not.Updates folder

  • 001-88090 is Catalina 2020-001 Security Update (19H114). Do you have that? (software --history | grep Security to check)
    – lhf
    Commented Mar 18, 2021 at 22:30

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I would say no. I have people move other files to an external drive if they are not sure their backup is solid. If you have a solid backup, you can just delete files.

Once you have 10 GB free run the updates until you are clear of this.

sudo softwareupdate -aiR

Quit all apps before or right after you start this (except terminal app of course).

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