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

    but enter the date the files were modified

    You can also filter search by DateCreated

    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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