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        CBA
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        https://www.tenforums.com/performance-maintenance/153224-odd-tmp-files-ok-delete-what-they-3.html

        I came across the above by chance and decided to check my own C:Windows\System32\config\SystemProfile\AppData\Local\ for those strange zero bytes .tmp folders.  And, I found about 3,200 empty .tmp folders with dates going back to the day I updated (from 1809) to 2004 last November.

        I have been on 20H2 since early January and the empty .tmp folders keep coming, every time 19 of them with a time stamp coinciding with the Management-Provisioning-Logon task in the Task Scheduler.  See attachment.

        Disabling the task seems to stop the .tmp folder creation, but I’m reluctant to do so as I don’t know the purpose of: %windir%\system32\ProvTool.exe /turn 5 /source LogonIdleTask

        Suggestions/comments.  Thanks.

      • #2363129
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        Did you see the previous discussion here: ProvTool.exe creating temp folders

        Disabling the task doesn’t seem to affect anything much.

        (I have no empty folders created by that task.)

        Windows 10 Pro version 21H1 build 19043.1052 + Microsoft 365 (group ASAP)

        • #2363144
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          Yes, I noted that discussion, but it’s pretty old and it didn’t address (in a definitive way) my questions/concerns.  Disabling the task without knowing more about it’s purpose or why it was put there in the first place may be “un-smart”.

          I forget to mention that I deleted the 3,200 empty .tmp folder.  After my next sleep resume I got another batch of 19 zero bytes .tmp folders.  Oh well…

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