Path C:\Windows\Assembly\temp using too much files

May i delete the files inside the temp folder of the following location?

C:\Windows\Assembly\temp
acunaaraAsked:
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VB ITSSpecialist ConsultantCommented:
I would say delete at your own risk. It seems this folder is used as a temporary storage area for Global Assembly Cache (GAC) installations and uninstallations. See here for more info: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/junfeng/archive/2006/11/17/gac-temp-and-tmp.aspx

If space is of a concern I would look at moving other things such as your page file, Shadow Copies storage, etc. to another drive.

Otherwise if you really need to free up space with no other alternatives, you can manually try and remove the files in there although you may not be able to remove all of them as some of them will be in use. I'd probably back up the data in this directory to something like an external drive then clear it out, then wait a few days/weeks to ensure nothing breaks. If something does break, at least you'll have a backup of the data which you can restore.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I suggest you check the safer locations. See if Disk Cleanup is enabled, run it and select the temporary locations it proposes. That is safer.

Then use Tree Size Pro (Jam Software) and see where your space is going.
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acunaaraAuthor Commented:
Ok...  I looked for both ways.. Also,  I have seen others servers which both directories are clean!
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VB ITSSpecialist ConsultantCommented:
Maybe you didn't install any .NET applications on those other servers?
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