Windows 10: Windows 10 Temp Folder

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  1.    18 Aug 2015 #1

    Windows 10 Temp Folder

    I have 19 items in my temp folder that will not delete. They all start with AppX. When I try to delete, I get a can't delete in use by another file message.

    I have tried searching the items but nothing.

    I have been unsuccessful in determining what app they belong too.

    Any suggests

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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       18 Aug 2015 #2

    To determine what they belong to, you will need to open task manager->Processes and kill each background process one by one then try to delete again and repeat until you can delete them.
    NOTE: Do not kill any Windows Process

    OR: download TFC Temporary file removal tool . Right click and run as Admin, this program will first kill all background processes then perform deletion.
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  3.    18 Aug 2015 #3

    topgundcp said: View Post
    OR: download TFC Temporary file removal tool . Right click and run as Admin, this program will first kill all background processes then perform deletion.
    Thanks for responding. I ran the tool, but it didn't remove any of the files.
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  4.    18 Aug 2015 #4

    looking at it I would guess they are the new windows style apps running in the background

    try going to settings, privacy then background apps and disable them from running in the background
    then either kill the apps that are running, mail, news, sport etc, or restart and they shouldn't start back up

    then try deleting temp files again
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       18 Aug 2015 #5

    Did you run as Admin ? Here's what mine looks like:
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  6.    18 Aug 2015 #6

    Yes ran as admin. When tool was complete, went to temp folder and all the files were still there. Tried to delete but same message. So this is where I'm confused. This laptop had Win7 and did the update. I have another laptop, which had Win8.1 and updated. Did the custom install and answered all the questions the same on the two laptops. The one updated from 8.1, has none of these temp files. I have (so I believe) compared the settings of the two laptops and the appear all the same to me.
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       18 Aug 2015 #7

    All good advice. How big are these Temp Files? May be best to just let them be. Win 10 kernel was rewritten and does not behave like 8 or <. It will clean itself up. Tried CCleaner? Or Disk Cleanup? (cleanmgr.exe)
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  •    18 Aug 2015 #8

    Fairly regularly I clean out temp and prefetch, then run security. So annoyed I can't delete them. I will try the ccleaner and/or disk cleanup
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  •    18 Aug 2015 #9

    ccleaneup didn't work. Here are some of the files.
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       18 Aug 2015 #10

    Are you logged in with MS Account ? If so, try logging with Local Account.
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