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    What are tw tmp folders in System32 folder and Can I delete them?


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    The devices running on Windows operating systems have a folder in the C directory, named System32. It contains the files that are crucial for the functioning of a Windows operating system. You can access the System32 folder in your C drive but you should never delete any of the files and folders it contains, as […]

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    WinClub, Apr 7, 2022
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    Thanks for the suggestion but it says "delete folder failed for E:\....." for each folder I try.

    *Confused What are tw tmp folders in System32 folder and Can I delete them? :confused:

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  3. S Malik Win User
    "tw-7f0-87c-*****.tmp" folders

    I get lots of "tw-7f0-87c-*****.tmp" folders into C:\Windows\Temp
    Any idea what these are?

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    S Malik, Apr 7, 2022
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    What are tw tmp folders in System32 folder and Can I delete them?

    "tw-7f0-87c-*****.tmp" folders

    I know that I am late, but I just stumbled via web search over the posting. This described exactly the observation I made while controlling the content of my TEMP folder. After a little testing (I modified the LOGON task to allow run on demand, then started the task manually, waited some 90 secs and boom: there where another "tw-*****.tmp" folders in my TEMP folder) I decided to beat the system with its own tools.

    First of all, you have to launch taskschd.msc of course.
    I modified the task under Task Scheduler Library > Microsoft > Windows > Management > Provisioning > Logon a little bit further in this way:
    1. I added another action under the original line %windir%\system32\ProvTool.exe /turn 5 /source LogonIdleTask, leaving the first line and its task unmodified. The new line reads %windir%\System32\cscript.exe //nologo c:\vbscript\deleteemptyfolders.vbs %windir%\temp 10. For this you have to click on Properties of the Logon task and select the Actions tab. On this you can click on New to add a new action.
    2. In c:\vbscript (or any directory of your choice, you have to change the path above accordingly) you place the script deleteemptyfolders.vbs (see below). This means that you put the %windir%\System32\cscript.exe part of the line in then field Program/script and the //nologo c:\vbscript\deleteemptyfolders.vbs %windir%\temp 10 part in the field Add arguments (optional):.
    3. After doing so you can close the dialog with OK.
    Result: See picture (apology for only having a german version screenshot).

    What are tw tmp folders in System32 folder and Can I delete them? [​IMG]

    Now, this is only the half way. Now you need the script, which is following here:
    Code:
    If you now start the modified task Logon again, and watch your TEMP folder some 90 seconds, you should notice the generation of our "tw-*****.tmp" folders in TEMP folder and – after the given 10 seconds – those "tw-*****.tmp" folders should be gone again. Proof of concept.

    Of course you can lower the waiting time back to 3 seconds as described in the script – it's cosmetics. And also you now can reset the checkbox Allow a task to be run on demand on the SETTINGS tab back to unchecked.

    With this setting the ominous "tw-*****.tmp" folders should be out of your sight. After the next Windows upgrade you very likely have to reset this task again like described above.

    I hope this to be helpful not only to me. Thank you all for your research that made this posting possible. Cheers!
     
    trauner, Apr 7, 2022
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