Can I Delete This Nonsense?

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  1. Posts : 7,457
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #31

    The number of files could have changed.
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  2. Posts : 7,089
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #32

    My view with Windows is that if you don't know what you are doing then leave it alone! Microsoft are quite able to break their OS without my intervention.
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  3. Posts : 1,058
    Windows 10 Pro (+ Windows 10 Home VMs for testing)
       #33

    IMO, Windows 10 has been broken since its inception... and each iteration has never fixed the stability of Windows 7... just mucks it up even more, every single CU.

    Ah well, we all must make the best of what is offered.
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  4. Posts : 266
    Windows 10 Home 21H2
       #34

    Ivan Petrov said:
    I just deleted all .tmp empty folders in that path. So far - nothing unusual, will report back tomorrow.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Whoops, fake alarm: the folders are reproducing themselves again after all deleted. So, no point to delete them...

    Attachment 331549
    As promised - nothing wrong or in doubt so far after deleting all .tmp's.
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  5. Posts : 4,585
    Windows 10 Pro
       #35

    Good news, my guess is, as someone else has said, whatever is creating them will just keep doing it.
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  6. Posts : 7,457
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #36

    You can keep deleting them using a script run by Task Scheduler.
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  7. Posts : 835
    11 Pro 21H2 (22000.348)
       #37

    I have a high file-folder count, but very little space being used:
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  8. Posts : 3,995
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
       #38

    All temp folders are empty. Going to delete them to see what happens.

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  9. Posts : 835
    11 Pro 21H2 (22000.348)
       #39

    @RickC
    The folders are created by two 'provisioning' tasks run at logon, executed using provtool.exe.

    You can either disable the tasks or just delete the folders. I've been doing the former on my own devices and the latter on my family and friends' devices with no harmful effects for nearly two years now.
    I've tried without success to find those "two provisioning tasks run at logon." Can you steer me in the right direction?
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  10. Posts : 1,614
    Windows 10 Home
       #40

    Bleepingcomputer has a report that a Windows Defender's bug is generating hundreds to thousands of temp files that can be safely deleted: Windows Defender bug fills Windows 10 boot drive with thousands of files
    Although on the second read, this may not apply at all, I don't really know.
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