Close To 410 MB missing in temp files!!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Bradd, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. Bradd

    Bradd Guest

    Hi, I have Windows Vista Home Basic running on my laptop, and for the last
    few days I've been noticing that I'm unable to rename Folders. Files work
    perfectly, but when i try renaming a folder nothing really happens.Anyway
    today in the morning, i found a folder called PendingRenames in
    C:\Windows\winsxs\Temp with a size nearing a massive 410 MB. When i tried
    deleting the folder, the error message said i do not have sufficient
    previledges (inspite of running as Admin). So i tried "Taking Ownership" of
    trhe folder, and my laptop crashed. I tried it once more, again with the same
    results. I tried deleting the folder through DOS but was given an "access
    denied" for each of the 3000 or something files and before the entire listed
    could be read the laptop crashed again, this time leading to the Blue Screen.

    Could someone tell me how to get rid of that folder because its eating up my
    precious disk space. Also any clue as to why Vista won't let me rename
    folders?

    Any help will be GREATLY appreciated!
    Looking forward to receiving anything that would help!
     
    Bradd, Dec 6, 2007
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  2. Bradd

    JerryM Guest

    Something to try,

    Right click CMD.EXE and select Run As Administrator.
    Then type CD\ to put you in the root directory.
    Change to the directory (Folder) you want, and try deleting or renaming the
    folder again.
     
    JerryM, Dec 6, 2007
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  3. Bradd

    Bradd Guest

    No luck Jerry! I have CMD pinned to my Start Menu and runs as an
    Administrator. When i tried renaming the folder i was given an access denied
    message.

    When i tried to delete the folder, CMD started the process on each of those
    files, i mean the text was scrollin by really fast, but all i could make out
    was the Acess Denied message, and then the system crashed.
     
    Bradd, Dec 6, 2007
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  4. Bradd

    JerryM Guest

    Hi, Bradd,

    This is possibly one of those folders that is locked into the OS and can't
    be changed.
    But one more thing to try,
    Go back to the folder and type ATTRIB -S -H -R *.*/S
    Then type delete *.*/S
    Then try to delete the folder again.

    Jerry
     
    JerryM, Dec 6, 2007
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  5. Hello,
    You should not be deleting files in that folder.
    Have you rebooted the machine lately? Shutdown and restart?
    Does it make any difference to the number and or size of the files in that
    folder?
    That folder should be updates that are in the process of being installed.

    Thanks,
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT]

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    |> No luck Jerry! I have CMD pinned to my Start Menu and runs as an
    |> Administrator. When i tried renaming the folder i was given an access
    denied
    |> message.
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    |> When i tried to delete the folder, CMD started the process on each of
    those
    |> files, i mean the text was scrollin by really fast, but all i could make
    out
    |> was the Acess Denied message, and then the system crashed.
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    Darrell Gorter[MSFT], Dec 7, 2007
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  6. Bradd

    Bradd Guest

    Hey Jerry. Tried it...... no luck! Still getting the access denied message. I
    interupted the process by hitting CTRL + C because i was afraid it would lead
    to another crash! Just text scrolling by at the speed of light, with the
    access denied message. Ah man, this thing is getting me mad!

    Yo Darrel. Dont think its got anything to do with updates, because the
    folder name's PendingRenames and i have been having the folder renaming
    problem lately. BTW, how do i fix the problem with Vista not letting me
    rename folders?

    Thnks for any help!
     
    Bradd, Dec 7, 2007
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  7. Bradd

    JerryM Guest

    Bradd, have you tried booting up in SAFE mode to see if you can delete the
    TEMP file?

    Jerry
     
    JerryM, Dec 7, 2007
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  8. Bradd

    Bradd Guest

    Oh snap! Didn't think of that, will try it out as soon as i get this
    presentation done!

    Thanks!
     
    Bradd, Dec 7, 2007
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