Windows 10: Random Folders Appearing on the C:\ Drive

  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Enterprise
       19 Aug 2015 #1

    Random Folders Appearing on the C:\ Drive

    I have a few Windows 10 systems with clean installs (not upgraded) whose C:\ drives are filling up with random hex named folders; over 50K of them. From what I have read, this could be related to temporary update folders, but they are not being deleted. The folders are named something like "00b332a3dcbf71fb88" and contain 0K of data, but they are extremely annoying.

    Does anyone know what these folders could be and if there is a way to either stop these folders from appearing or at minimum, to redirect them to another location not on the root of the C:\ drive? If these are related to Windows updates, I will not be able to shut those off as these systems are all part of a group policy that keeps them on. I can shut down that policy, but prefer not to have to do that.

    Thanks for any help you can give me.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    19 Aug 2015 #2

    Do you use Windows Live Essentials?
    There is workaround in the form of a clean-up script, see here
    I'd also try an optimiser like BoostSpeed, see here
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Enterprise
    Thread Starter
       19 Aug 2015 #3

    Great, thanks. I will give that a try.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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