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November 30, 2020
Irina Lazutenkova

Should One Delete the REMPL Folder in Windows 10?

Read this article to learn all about the REMPL folder, its origin and components, and the purpose it serves in Windows 10.

REMPL is a folder that contains the remsh executable (remsh.exe), which is a special Windows update that comes with reliability improvements to Windows Update components in older Windows 10 versions. This folder also contains log folders and other executables such as disktoast.exe, Sedscvc.exe, WaaSMedic.exe, and Sedlauncher.exe.

If you’re a Windows 10 user who is having troubles such as high RAM and CPU consumption, you may come across the Windows Remediation Service process in the Task Manager. Sedlauncher.exe, which is located in C:\Program Files\rempl\, is part of Windows Remediation Service and comes along with the Windows 10 KB4023057 update patch.

There are other REMPL folder details that we’ve covered in this article. Let’s dive in to see what this folder is all about and touch upon its origin, components, and the purpose it serves in Windows 10.

What Is the REMPL Folder in Windows 10?

The REMPL folder typically contains the following files and folders:

  • Disktoast.exe
  • WaaSMedic.exe
  • Remsh.exe
  • SedLauncher.exe
  • Rempl.exe
  • Logs folder

Some of these files and folders are used by Windows 10 to ensure that recent updates released by Microsoft are installed on your PC without any error messages or stress.

Is the REMPL Folder Malware?

The components of the REMPL folder are part of Microsoft reliability updates. This means that they are not malware. The folder contains authentic Windows update files that are digitally signed by Microsoft.

The REMPL folder is dedicated to improving Windows update and installation processes. It’s a troubleshooting tool that is automatically deployed to PCs that have reported issues with updating to recent versions of Windows 10. After it’s downloaded by Windows 10, it determines the cause of any update failure and finds a way to solve the issue.

Should One Delete the REMPL Folder?

The size of this folder is usually between 21 MB to 30 MB. However, it can increase depending on the contents of the Logs folder. Anyway, considering how little disk space it consumes, you can choose to leave the folder on your PC.

Those who experience high CPU usage caused by the Windows Remediation Service process can disable the Sedlauncher.exe executable either temporarily or permanently to solve the problem.

However, deleting the entire REMPL folder won’t cause any harm to your PC. Since the files it contains are needed for Windows 10 to install updates on your system, Windows Update will automatically redownload them when it needs to. Nevertheless, if you want to delete the REMPL folder, we advise that you create a restore point in case any problems arise.

How to Disable Sedlauncher.exe

You can stop Sedlauncher.exe by disabling the Windows Remediation Service process using the Task Manager or Windows Services Manager.

Disable the Windows Remediation Service Process in the Task Manager

Follow the steps that have been provided below:

  1. Use the Windows + R shortcut to open the Run box.
  2. Input ‘taskmgr’ (without the quotes) into the provided area and hit the Enter key to launch the Task Manager.
  3. Navigate to the ‘Processes’ tab and scroll to the ‘Windows Remediation Service’ option.
  4. Right-click on ‘Windows Remediation Service’ and choose the End Task option.
  5. Check to confirm if there’s an improvement in speed and memory.

Use Windows Services

Simply use the guidelines below to disable Windows Remediation Service in the Windows Services utility:

  1. Use the Windows + R shortcut to open the Run box.
  2. Input ‘services.msc’ (without the quotes) into the provided area and hit the Enter key.
  3. In the Services window, scroll to the Windows Remediation Service option.
  4. Right-click on ‘Windows Remediation Service’ and choose Properties.
  5. Navigate to the General tab, click on the Startup type menu, choose the Disabled option, and click on Apply.
  6. Restart your PC and check if the speed issue has been fixed.

How to Remove the REMPL Folder

To delete the REMPL folder, use the steps that have been outlined below.

First, you have to delete the folder in the Task Scheduler:

  1. Use the Windows + S shortcut to open Windows Search.
  2. Input ‘task scheduler’ (without the quotes) into the box and launch the app from the displayed search results.
  3. In the left pane, follow the path below to locate the REMPL folder:

Task Scheduler Library > Microsoft > Windows > rempl

  1. In the right pane, locate and click on the Delete Folder option.

Now you can remove the REMPL folder from your PC:

  1. Go to the C:\Program Files\ folder.
  2. Locate the REMPL folder, right-click on it, and delete it.

Conclusion

We hope this article helped you to get acquainted with the REMPL folder. Now it should be easier for you to decide whether to delete the folder or keep it.

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If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the REMPL folder in Windows 10, feel free to use the comments section below.

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