Folders being created seemingly randomly on my secondary drive


  1. Posts : 4
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    Folders being created seemingly randomly on my secondary drive


    Hey

    As of a few weeks ago folders have been created on my secondary drive and I have no idea why, I have tried looking around for a solution but haven't been able to find anything that could hint as to why I am having this issue.

    Folders being created seemingly randomly on my secondary drive-folders.png

    The folders consist either of no files within them or with a single "FILE" with a random string of numbers and letters. The files are small in size and there aren't that many.

    Folders being created seemingly randomly on my secondary drive-file.png

    As far as I know, they aren't really detrimental or anything but it is an inconvenience to have to delete the folders every day.

    OSBuild: 19041.804

    Any help in solving this issue would be appreciated.

    Thanks
    Lorsted
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  2. Posts : 8,108
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       #2

    Welcome to the forum. Normally those files are temp install files have you got it set as a temp folder
    Last edited by Samuria; 08 Mar 2021 at 17:11.
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  3. Posts : 4
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    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks

    I'm sorry but I have no idea what you mean by "tip folder", how do I check that?
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  4. Posts : 8,108
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    Temp folder typo
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    Thread Starter
       #5

    Aight, checked system settings and nothing even suggests that my secondary drive should be used as a temp folder.
    They're in the usual appdata and windows locations.
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       #6

    Spit ballin....the ones showing were the 3rd of month, are the other folders also 3rd of month ?
    Those folders with files in them, have you attempted to open with say notepad to see whats in them.
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    From a cmd prompt type

    Set

    anything there for the drive?
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  8. Posts : 4
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    Thread Starter
       #8

    Those folders with files in them, have you attempted to open with say notepad to see whats in them.
    This did not even cross my mind, no idea why haha. Opened one file and it made little to no sense, opened another one and noticed a few artists and album names.
    Decided to check Spotify and noticed that for some reason my set offline songs storage location was set for the harddrive instead of the folder which was created for it.

    All in all, changed the location for the offline songs storage and my issues were solved.

    Thank you all for your help, it was very appreciated.
    Lorsted
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