Windows 10: Where are these folders coming from?

  1.    26 Jul 2015 #1

    Where are these folders coming from?


    Hi everyone

    Does anyone know where these folders are coming from. They are all named MSIxxxx.tmp. They seem to be empty even when I deselect 'hide system files' in Folder Options. I delete them from outside of Windows 10 but they keep coming back. There are currently 21 of them! They are all dated today's date.

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    Thanks, JustDave
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  2.    26 Jul 2015 #2

    Google/Bing for more info but these seem to be generated by failed updates (MSI=MS Installer).
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    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       26 Jul 2015 #3

    Are you on 10.0.241 or 10.0.166 as your specs state?

    There was a release that put files belonging in %TEMP% either in %LocalAppDATA% on on C:\.

    What is going when around the same time as the files are recreated.

    In File Explorer Search box, type

    datemodified:‎07/‎15/15
    but enter the date the files were modified

    You can also filter search by DateCreated
    datecreated:‎07/‎15/15

    Then sort the results by the column (modified or created - you might have to add the columns)

    Scroll down the results and find the mystery folders - look for anything else modified or created about the same time.
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