Windows 10: AppData/Local/Temp getting filled up with many copies of same folder

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
  1.    31 Aug 2016 #11

    I daily clean out temp files, both with CCleaner and manually. At random times my Win10 Home system randomly inserts insane megabytes of Win10 dll's into the folder [C:\Users\<me>\AppData\Local\Temp], and fails to clear them on reboot.

    There is no plausible way that this kind of insane replication of executable code serves any useful purpose, especially given its randomness. So, it's either a very dumb Microsoft caching strategy gone bad, or some kind of outright error, or malware. I'm trying to figure out the pattern for it.

    Does anyone out there already know the specific process that is going insane?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    31 Aug 2016 #12

    You need to find out either by specific analysis (e.g. sysinternals procmon (free) - a more technically demanding route- and identify from its captured log what specifically is creating those files, or by elimination (see my previous post).

    Don't necessarily expect someone to say 'it's this, and this is what you have to do to stop it' - you'll need to do some analysis.

    So there are two possible routes:
    a. analytical using procmon.
    b. by elimination, in the hope of reaching a situation where it doesn't happen and working back.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 1607
       31 Oct 2016 #13

    It is a permissions problem on a cleanup task usually from the windows 10 upgrade. Here is how to stop it.

    Run Task scheduler

    expand "Task Scheduler Library", then Microsoft, then Windows, then find and click on "Disk Cleanup". Look for "Silent Cleanup Task" on the top pane, you will see that it has failed in the "Last Run" comments. Disable the task and your problem will go away
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    10 Sep 2017 #14
      My ComputerSystem Spec

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Related Threads
Over 50GB of Temp Files in AppData Subfolder in Performance & Maintenance
I have over 50 GB of folders and files in the following directory: C:\Users\Chris\AppData\Local\Temp Can those files be removed? I was wondering where all my space was going... prior to upgrading to Windows 10, I had 135-140GB free out of 240GB,...
trying to install visual studio code and this message pops up immediately. "Setup was unable to create the directory "C:\users\tom\appdata\local\temp\*.tmp" error 5 access is denied I tried taking ownership at appdata point but still no go....
Temp folder %temp % in Software and Apps
Hello I recently installed 2 updates from NVIDEA. I have run disc clean up and Ccleaner>Windows but this attachment says it all. I could use 'Unlocker' but do not want to do damage if the file should not be removed. Do you have any suggestions?...
Moving Appdata folder in General Support
I am looking to move the Appdata folder within my user file. I have tried previously to move it(changing the location of the files inside it)and it caused system hangs and a loss of the start menu. Ive also tried to do the old method of...
A few months ago I downloaded data somewhere and it was stored in C:/Users/mke48/AppData/Local/Temp. However it is no longer there as only files up to a few months ago are listed there. Is there any way at all I can access data stored there prior to...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 16:35.
Find Us