Windows 10: Empty .tmp directories on C: drive and external HDD

  1.    13 Sep 2017 #1

    Empty .tmp directories on C: drive and external HDD


    I have many empty directories MSxxxx.tmp and _xxxxx_ as shown in the screenshot. I have been deleting them regularly but they reappear within a very short time. What causes them and how can I prevent them?

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  2.    13 Sep 2017 #2

    Where are they? You picture looks like they are in recycle bin.
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  3.    13 Sep 2017 #3

    They are in the root of E as is the recycle bin. Similar files are in the root of C:
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  4.    13 Sep 2017 #4

    You could try running Windows Update

    According to this which looks similar... Huge amount of MSI####.tmp folders being generated into Windows\installer?

    Something is trying (and failing) to install something in any case.
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  5.    13 Sep 2017 #5

    I do have an update downloaded and installed this afternoon just waiting on a reboot but I'm getting these every day even when there is no update. thanks for the link I'll check it out.
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  6.    13 Sep 2017 #6

    After reading the article in the link I checked the update history and cumulative update (KB4020102) failed many times and never completed successfully. Today's update was the next cumulative update and has installed successfully. Perhaps that will solve the issue. I'll report back later.
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