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      • #2261592
        Tom Gorman
        AskWoody Plus

        On all my windows 10 computers, the C:\Users\Computer_Name\AppData\Local\Temp folder gets filled with a bunch of 0 KB files named for example “mat-debug-2384.log”. I’ve searched the internet from one end to the other and have not found the solution to what is creating all these files and how do I stop them. Please, there has to be an expert here that can answer this.

      • #2261669
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        On all my windows 10 computers, the C:\Users\Computer_Name\AppData\Local\Temp folder gets filled with a bunch of 0 KB files named for example “mat-debug-2384.log”. I’ve searched the internet from one end to the other and have not found the solution to what is creating all these files and how do I stop them. Please, there has to be an expert here that can answer this.

        Mine started appearing after installing KB4549951 on May 5 on W10 1909.
        There is 1 file for each day except for 2 files in May 7 which had ChrEdge update.

         

        Mat-de

      • #2261674
        doriel
        AskWoody Lounger

        Interesting, I found “aria-debux-xxxxx.log” files at mine TEMP folder. All dated this morning.
        And I am the owner, not SYSTEM.

        temp-folder

        owner

        Dell Latitude E6530, Intel Core i5 @ 2.6 GHz, 4GB RAM, W10 20H2 Enterprise

        HAL3000, AMD Athlon 200GE @ 3,4 GHz, 8GB RAM, Fedora 29

        PRUSA i3 MK3S+

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      • #2261683
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Interesting, I found “aria-debux-xxxxx.log” files at mine TEMP folder. All dated this morning.
        And I am the owner, not SYSTEM.

        Aria…log seems to be connected with Telemtry, but no one at Microsoft knows what Aria and Mat debug files are :

        https://www.google.com/search?ei=zFe6XqSZCY6dsAf4xqHwAw&q=mat-debug.log+files&oq=mat-debug.log+files&gs_lcp=CgZwc3ktYWIQAzICCAAyBAgAEB46BAgAEEdQj01Yj01g4VJoAHABeACAAYEBiAGBAZIBAzAuMZgBAKABAaoBB2d3cy13aXo&sclient=psy-ab&ved=0ahUKEwikr7vx7a3pAhWODuwKHXhjCD4Q4dUDCAw&uact=5

        The xxxxx is the PID number creating the .log file.

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      • #2261686
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Here I found, that is due to incorrect OneDrive setup. So my thought is, that mat-debug is releated to other application/service that is running into issues.

        https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/how-are-aria-debug-files-created-and-what-is-their/d331d505-0c8e-4300-9e74-955a275205c4

        I don’t use OneDrive.

      • #2261688
        doriel
        AskWoody Lounger

        @tom-gorman my bet is on OneDrive, or some sort of MS Office mutation.

        Is there any non-zero size file? Mine contains some info..

        2020-05-12 08:43:43.716|00012640|
        C:\build\aria-cpp-v1\clienttelemetry\src\LogManagerImpl.cpp(626): class Microsoft::Applications::Telemetry::ILogger *__thiscall Microsoft::Applications::Telemetry::LogManagerImpl::Initialize(const class std::basic_string<char,struct std::char_traits<char>,class std::allocator<char> > &,const struct Microsoft::Applications::Telemetry::LogConfiguration &) WARNING: Invalid in-ram queue size (20971520), adjusted to max ram queue size

        Dell Latitude E6530, Intel Core i5 @ 2.6 GHz, 4GB RAM, W10 20H2 Enterprise

        HAL3000, AMD Athlon 200GE @ 3,4 GHz, 8GB RAM, Fedora 29

        PRUSA i3 MK3S+

      • #2261691
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Looking at the time of mat-debug creation I looked at event-viewer log and found Event-ID 0 for ChrEdge updates.

         

        Mat

        • #2363170
          Sergio Silva
          AskWoody Lounger

          Bingo! yes man, this is related to Chrome/Edge updates issues!

          delete or rename this folder:

          C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\EdgeUpdate

          and it’s done!

           

      • #2263478
        Tom Gorman
        AskWoody Plus

        Here I found, that is due to incorrect OneDrive setup. So my thought is, that mat-debug is releated to other application/service that is running into issues.

        https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/how-are-aria-debug-files-created-and-what-is-their/d331d505-0c8e-4300-9e74-955a275205c4

        I have One Drive disabled

      • #2263883
        wavy
        AskWoody Plus

        Use disk cleanup to rid them. ie
        cmd.exe /c Cleanmgr /sageset:65535 & Cleanmgr /sagerun:65535

        be sure Cleanmgr is allowed folder access via the ‘Protected Folders” in ‘Widows Security” under ‘RansomeWare Protecton’

        🍻

        Just because you don't know where you are going doesn't mean any road will get you there.
      • #2298916
        anonymous
        Guest

        When i try to delete it, it says it’s part of ‘XboxAppServices’

      • #2337983
        anonymous
        Guest

        PS.

        I should also note that I don’t allow Onedrive to get access to my folders via Windows Security Options. I never use Onedrive for anything. The only reason that I don’t Uninstall Onedrive is because MS will cause problems in future updates if I do.

        MS are as incompetent as they are greedy. With Win 10 it feels like my own PC does not belong to me anymore, strange because I don’t remember MS buying it for me.

      • #2337982
        anonymous
        Guest

        It is caused by MS with their retarded updates and zero quality control. This bug has been going on for years. MS don’t care and don’t respond to people asking about it. MS solution, take the money and ignore the customer after.

        Took me a long time to find an answer to this problem.
        The problem is a MS update that messes up Onedrive & MS Office along with other MS apps.

        In the link below you only need to read the posts by Richspacenuke. Ignore Ghost363, you don’t need to un/install anything and, unknown 3rd party software is risky for this kind of procedure. Win 10 has the tools you need. I suggest reading all 7 pages, it is short.

        >>> Never delete files when you are tired or distracted. <<<

        If you don’t know, and to help other readers find what they need :
        You can open Command Prompt via Win Key + r then type cmd (there are several ways to open the Command Prompt including the Control Panel and the Start Menu/Windows System folder). Then you type msconfig for the Boot Options as described further below.

        To get to the 2 Temp Directories, press and hold the Win Key and the r key (should open Run) then type temp (or) Win Key + r then type %temp% to get to the other temp directory (for aria debug 0kb files). Quite ironic that the files are called “debug files”.

        You can get to Disc Clean Up via the Start Menu (Windows Admin Folder) or, you can Right Click the Mouse over the C Drive, click on Properties, it should open on the General tab, you will see a button for Disc Clean Up on that tab (next to the circle representing hard disc space). That will take you to the Check Box Options page.
        >> Read the descriptions for each Check Box Option by highlighting any of the box options via the left mouse click.<<

        https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/mat-debug-xxxxlog-files/8875d070-62f9-429b-b3e1-9a6e006c45be?page=2

        “The FIX that has worked so far is this: I ran msconfig, checked boot option box as “Safe Mode”, and checked “minimum”, then restarted the computer into Safe Mode and ran Disk Clean Up, then looked in temp file (found no files in my Temp folder, having cleaned them out before I restarted) and confirmed there were no files. Then I unchecked Boot from Safe Mode and Rebooted back into normal windows 10. Viola! no more mat-debug files! This beats uninstalling and reinstalling stuff!”

        (he did not mention that %temp% is also creating aria debug 0kb files. You can get to this directory via Win + r then type %temp%)

        He then mentions the Check Boxes that he selected in the Disk Clean up options :

        “The only reason I can see the FIX works (still holding true after 5-6 shutdowns and startups of my laptop) is that I ran Disk Clean in Safe Mode and the Safe Mode configuration released files from active use that were deleted by that action, uniquely. All I know, is that it worked. If you want I can give you the boxes that I checked in using MS Disk Cleaner. Of course I also uninstalled One Drive and assured that Smartbyte Telemetry was disabled thoroughly before I ran in Safe Mode.”
        >>(again, you don’t need to un/instal anything)<<

        >>> (important that you learn what these options do. If you click on the options you will be given a description. Some files you want to clean up but, others you want to leave alone. careful which check boxes you want to select for deletion.) <<< ….

        Check Boxes to select :
        “Yes. First delete the existing files in my temp folder and run Cleanmgr once before going to Safe Mode. Make sure that it is checked to clean out all temporary files, temporary internet files, thumbnails, recycle bin files, and delivery optimization files.
        Also, I would delete browsing history including using Internet Options and cookies under Control Panel. ”

        You may also have old MS Windows Update Files in the GB size range that are safe to remove.
        I hope this fixes your MS buggy update issues, it can easily happen again in the future so take notes here for future reference.

        I remember when computers did not have all this nonsense, they have trashed it. Now they just want your money for nothing.

        >>> My next PC is going to be a Linux OS <<<

      • #2337986
        Susan Bradley
        Manager

        Did you see this thread? mat-debug-xxxx.log files – Microsoft Community

        I solved the annoying problem with mat-debug-xxxx.log files for me using the commands:

         

        Get-AppxProvisionedPackage -Online | Where-Object {$_.PackageName -Like “Microsoft.MicrosoftOfficeHub”} | ForEach-Object { Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -Online -PackageName $_.PackageName}

         

        Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.MicrosoftOfficeHub | Remove-AppxPackage

         

        See: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/privacy/manage-connections-from-windows-operating-system-components-to-microsoft-services

         

        In my case the files in tmp folder were created by the program:
        C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.MicrosoftOfficeHub_18.2005.1191.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalBridge.exe
        Found by Sysinternals’ Procmon.”

        Susan Bradley Patch Lady

      • #2363587
        rebop2020
        AskWoody Plus

        I just noticed I have these today. Did not on 1909, but do on 20H2.

        I ran the powershell command to see what apps were installed. No officehub, no onedrive. Nothing obvious.

        What can I do to find the source of the issue? For example, not sure how procmon could help me find this.

        Thanks.

        • #2363609
          Paul T
          AskWoody MVP

          I’d keep an eye on the files as they may clean up on their own.
          They are 0 bytes so take up almost no space.
          Let us know in a week what the files are doing.

          cheers, Paul

      • #2363629
        JohnW
        AskWoody Plus

        CCleaner found and deleted a couple of those files for me today.

      • #2379675
        rebop2020
        AskWoody Plus

        Checking in late here….

        I have this issue. Started with ChromeEdge installed and no doubt for ME it is the Edge Updates causing this. Not Office Localbridge, nor Telemetry, nor OneDrive, nor XBox, etc.

        What is the fix? I hate that Edge tries to update that often anyway. As someone suggested removing the folder seems ridiculously risky and not the solution.

        What are ya all thinking?

      • #2379772
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        It seems to be machine specific – I don’t have those files – so it’s up to you how you handle it. If you are short on disk space you can try deleting them, otherwise monitor but ignore.

        Edge must check for updates daily IMO. Not having an up to date browser means potentially being more vulnerable.

        cheers, Paul

      • #2379820
        rebop2020
        AskWoody Plus

        Thanks.

        There are three Edge Update Tasks. One checks daily, then every hour after that. This seems to be the one creating those files. I may stop the hourly.

        And have to disagree on browsers. Been online since 1986, though likely first browser 93. When there are updates, they let me know. I never install updates to Firefox or Waterfox, etc until I learn what the changes are and they seem stable. With good AV, never a problem. So this constant checking and silent update bothers me. But then again, that bothers me on Win 10 as well. I like stability and knowing what to expect.

        So, will see if anyone else comments and likely modify that one task. And no, nowhere near short of disk space. Just lack of tolerance for runaway processes 🙂

        Curious it is machine specific. Another thing that bothers me. But….

        Thanks.

      • #2379824
        rebop2020
        AskWoody Plus

        Would someone or ones do me a favor and check the Edge tasks in Task Scheduler? IK seem to have two of the same for MicorsoftEdgeUpdateTaskMachineCore that differ only by an id string at the end of one of them. I suspect that could be an error since they run the identical action at different times of the day.

         

        Thanks.

        • #2381086
          Paul T
          AskWoody MVP

          2 tasks

          MicrosoftEdgeUpdateTaskMachineCore: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\EdgeUpdate\MicrosoftEdgeUpdate.exe /c
          MicrosoftEdgeUpdateTaskMachineUA: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\EdgeUpdate\MicrosoftEdgeUpdate.exe /ua /installsource scheduler

          cheers, Paul

      • #2381139
        rebop2020
        AskWoody Plus

        Thanks Paul. I have two of the first. I have seen others with 3. Everyone only has one of the last which is the one that seems to create the mat-debug xxx.log files.

      • #2382667
        rebop2020
        AskWoody Plus

        They have stopped. The Tasks still run but no longer create these files in Temp. Odd, eh?

        There are posts peppered on the ‘net that go to safe mode startup, delete all of them, reboot and it fixes it. Makes no sense, but all I did was delete all at once and no more created. Will see if that sticks.

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