Windows 10 Temp Folder

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  1. Posts : 7
    Win10
       #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

    Kaw900
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  2. topgundcp's Avatar
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    Linux Mint 20.1 Win10Prox64
       #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. Posts : 7
    Win10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    topgundcp said:
    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. paulsalter's Avatar
    Posts : 23,195
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       #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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  5. topgundcp's Avatar
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    Linux Mint 20.1 Win10Prox64
       #5

    Did you run as Admin ? Here's what mine looks like:
    Windows 10 Temp Folder-.jpg
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  6. Posts : 7
    Win10
    Thread Starter
       #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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  7. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    Multi-boot Windows 10 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #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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  8. Posts : 7
    Win10
    Thread Starter
       #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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  9. Posts : 7
    Win10
    Thread Starter
       #9

    ccleaneup didn't work. Here are some of the files.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Windows 10 Temp Folder-capture.png  
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  10. topgundcp's Avatar
    Posts : 2,782
    Linux Mint 20.1 Win10Prox64
       #10

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