1.    27 Aug 2015 #1
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    PendingRenames Folder


    OK guys anyone know how I can fix this problem. I have over 9500 files in this folder. windows/winsxs/temp/PendingRenames for about last 2 weeks now, TrustedInstaller won't remove them, Disk Clean doesn't even see them. So any ideas on how to get windows to take care of them??
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  2.    27 Aug 2015 #2
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    interesting ,, I have the winsxs folder with other folder inside but nothing in /PendingRenames , but over all there is over 5gig in the winsxs folder mostly folder with a AMD64 name .and some pictures of things I have never seen before .. must be of some use I guess
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  3.    27 Aug 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    interesting ,, I have the winsxs folder with other folder inside but nothing in /PendingRenames , but over all there is over 5gig in the winsxs folder mostly folder with a AMD64 name .and some pictures of things I have never seen before .. must be of some use I guess
    Well from what I have read, your PendingRenames folder should be empty. TrustedInstaller cleans that folder after updates are in installed. But......not mine.
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  4.    27 Aug 2015 #4
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    not sure .did you look into the folders properties, and check security, and see how trusted installer is setup ... pic shows mine as full control
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  5.    27 Aug 2015 #5
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    No problem I can have Full Control with the click of my mouse. But, I want to let windows remove them not me.
    This is one folder that you should let a windows command remove them.
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  6.    27 Aug 2015 #6
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    Ok I found a command that cleaned them up. dism /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup It worked GREAT.
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  7.    27 Aug 2015 #7
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    ok,
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