Author Topic: Windows update temporary directories not being deleted properly  (Read 690 times)

Offline Jerremy

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Windows likes to put it's temporary directories (for updates) on the drive with the most amount of free diskspace. Which of course is the flexraid array.

However, for some reason the (empty) directories are not being deleted properly. So every so often I end up with 10's (I've had above 100 once) empty random-name directories.

Is this a known issue? Anything that can be done about it?

Offline adridolf

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Re: Windows update temporary directories not being deleted properly
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2017, 10:03:00 am »
In my setup, Windows also uses the tRaid pool for those temp directories. However, for me they are always deleted correctly and then show up in the .@RECYCLER folder.

Do you have the universal recycle bin enabled?

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Re: Windows update temporary directories not being deleted properly
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2017, 03:31:28 am »
No, the universal bin is not enabled on my system. Not sure if I want that either.

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Re: Windows update temporary directories not being deleted properly
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2017, 05:06:39 am »
Anything in the broker logs?
Check the logs to see if there is any entry pertaining to one of those directories.

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Re: Windows update temporary directories not being deleted properly
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2017, 06:29:37 am »
The logs don't seem to mention anything when I search for one of the specific directory names. I did just solve one issue with a failed update, but not sure if this is directly related. I'll keep an eye on it for the next few days.