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Windows 7 temp directory filling up with CAB files...

I have two separate clients, each running Windows 7 Pro. Recently, both clients machines were giving out of space errors. I found a lot of CAB files in the c:\windows\temp folder. I deleted them but a few later they are back. Any idea?
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Troy Hector

8/22/2022 - Mon
Scott C

These files are temporary files created by different Windows operations, like installing updates.

You can safely delete them. To be on the safe side, I'd make a system backup before. I delete them.

You can find more information here:

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-files/cabxxxx-files-found-in-windowstemp-folder/2e86137e-7e6b-4cb7-9a3c-4ee73f665742
Don Shears

you may need to see why cab file are being generated, check for cbs logs as windows could be trying to run a repair and in doing so creating the cab files are lots of log files.
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Everyone - thank you for your quick responses. I will try these suggestion this weekend and report back next week.
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You are very welcome,
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Deleting the logs files from c:\windows\logs\cbs was the key. Other actions prior to that may have helped, but this was the step that immediately resolved the situation.