Solved

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

Posted on 2014-12-06
4
1,572 Views
Last Modified: 2014-12-30
May i delete the files inside the temp folder of the following location?

C:\Windows\Assembly\temp
0
Comment
Question by:acunaara
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 24

Accepted Solution

by:
VB ITS earned 350 total points
ID: 40484511
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.
0
 
LVL 95

Assisted Solution

by:John Hurst
John Hurst earned 150 total points
ID: 40484551
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.
0
 

Author Comment

by:acunaara
ID: 40488140
Ok...  I looked for both ways.. Also,  I have seen others servers which both directories are clean!
0
 
LVL 24

Expert Comment

by:VB ITS
ID: 40488202
Maybe you didn't install any .NET applications on those other servers?
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

For anyone that has accidentally used newSID with Server 2008 R2 (like I did) and hasn't been able to get the server running again because you were unlucky (as I was) and had no backups - I was able to get things working by doing a Registry Hive rec…
After seeing many questions for JRNL_WRAP_ERROR for replication failure, I thought it would be useful to write this article.
This tutorial will show how to configure a single USB drive with a separate folder for each day of the week. This will allow each of the backups to be kept separate preventing the previous day’s backup from being overwritten. The USB drive must be s…
There are cases when e.g. an IT administrator wants to have full access and view into selected mailboxes on Exchange server, directly from his own email account in Outlook or Outlook Web Access. This proves useful when for example administrator want…

695 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question