Deleting hotfix temporary folders
Posted on 2004-08-31
When deploying MS hotfixes (via Patchlink Update -not that it matters), the hotfix uncompresses to a temporary folder with a random character name. It seems to choose the drive with the most available space on to uncompress to. Unfortunately I can't delete these folders as I get an "In Use" error. This is after multiple reboots.
Can anyone suggest a method by which I can delete these folders. I would prefer one that did not use a 3rd party utility if possible. I would also like an explanation of why the OS is locking these files in particular. If it matters I am particularly looking at a large shared SAN disk used on a 2 node clustered file server.