Windows 10: Ramdomly Named folders on C drive

  1.    18 Apr 2016 #1

    Ramdomly Named folders on C drive


    Since upgrading to Windows 10 Enterprise I'm seeing a bunch of randomly named folders appearing on my second (non-OS) partition, with names such as "2cb82a847721fa9204182bfb1c". They all have a sub-folder named "Sandbox". Some I have access to and are empty, others I can't even look into, even though I'm an administrator.

    Anyone have any Idea why these are being created?

    Regards,
    Neil Jones
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  2.    18 Apr 2016 #2

    I believe those are leftover folders from Windows Updates.
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  3.    18 Apr 2016 #3

    DeaconFrost said: View Post
    I believe those are leftover folders from Windows Updates.
    is there any way to get them to stop showing up? If I do not stay on top of deleting them they Pile up fast.
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  4.    18 Apr 2016 #4

    Use a boot disk such as Hiren's or a Linux Live CD and delete from there.
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  5.    19 Apr 2016 #5

    I'll have to check after my next round of updates, but I think you could run Disk Cleanup and if you picked the option to clean up after Updates, the folders could then be deleted.
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       19 Apr 2016 #6

    DeaconFrost said: View Post
    I'll have to check after my next round of updates, but I think you could run Disk Cleanup and if you picked the option to clean up after Updates, the folders could then be deleted.
    Yes, that will clean up most of it, but this is a deeper cleaning solution: at cmd prompt, copy/paste

    %SystemRoot%\System32\Cmd.exe /c Cleanmgr /sageset:65535 & Cleanmgr /sagerun:65535

    press enter. Check off what you want, click OK. Leave the cmd window open until it is completely finished.
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