Unknown folders in Windows/Temp

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  1. HeM
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    Win 10 Pro x64 v.22Η2

    Unknown folders in Windows/Temp


    Does anyone know what are those empty folders in Windows/Temp, if and how can stop it?
    Unknown folders in Windows/Temp-temp.jpg
    They came with 1809 upgrade (same on clean install), usually after about 20min of every restart.

    Unknown folders in Windows/Temp-event.jpg
    This is what I see (in Event Viewer), always at the time of folders appearance.
    There is no such a file (Microsoft-Desktop-Provisioning-Sequence.dat) in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Provisioning folder.

    Note: Disabling "Use sign-in info to automatically...." in Account settings > Sign-in options, does not help. Same for SFCscannow & DISMrestorehealth.



    Open Task Scheduler, go to Microsoft/Windows/Manangement/Provisioning and disable Logon task.
    Unknown folders in Windows/Temp-prov.jpg
    (thanks to @cra3y below post)
    Last edited by HeM; 01 Sep 2019 at 19:44.
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    I can confirm this. Have exactly the same unknown folders with correspondent records in event logs. W10 Pro 1809 17763.195

    It only appears after logon + idle time. It caused by "%systemRoot%\system32\ProvTool.exe" (there is task in task scheduler)

    Unknown folders in Windows/Temp-przechwytywanie.png
    Last edited by cra3y; 09 Jan 2019 at 02:22.
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    I have exactly the same brought on by 1809. Is it safe to disable that task? If not , what might be the fix?

    BTW cra3y, what program is that you used to search for this?

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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170

    Bob - That illustration is MS SysInternals Autoruns. Denis
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    Thanks. I shall look it up. And hopefully someone has found the cure for this one. And one other nuisance from 1809 the 1534 User Profile errors :)
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  6. Posts : 16,909
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170


    If it is any help at all to have a comparison -
    - I do not have those empty folders in Windows/Temp
    - I do have those entries in Event viewer
    - There is no such file (Microsoft-Desktop-Provisioning-Sequence.dat) in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Provisioning folder
    - I do not have those TS tasks in AutoRuns
    - I do have those TS tasks in Task scheduler itself - the Logon one runs regularly but the Cellular one might never have run [last run 30/11/1999 but it does have a last run result which implies that it might have done something at some stage]

    My v1809 is running smoothly on each of the three computers I have put it on.

    Best of luck,
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    Thanks Denis. We are identical then except for the temp folders.

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    I disabled both task - nothing bad happened till today.
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    cra3y said:
    I disabled both task - nothing bad happened till today.
    Thanks for the info... Done the same, will update if anything stops working :P
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  10. Posts : 323
    Windows 10 (2), Win 8.1 (1), Win 7 (1)

    This is interesting. These started on my system July 1st (unless previous ones were deleted). I wondered if it has something to do with looking to install 1903. I am still on 1809 and have 1903 on a 90-day delay.

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