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  1. #1


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    %temp%


    Win 8.1 64 byte
    Occasionally I run this to clear the temp folder.
    I noticed that the files shown in the attachment are persistent and when I try to delete them it says they are no longer located in the path shown.
    I went to that path and they were there just like at %temp%. I still could not delete them. I opened one and with internet explorer and it took me to my homepage.
    I have tried disc cleanup and 2 system restores.
    I ran sfc which showed corrupt files but with DISM they were repaired.

    After rebooting I ran %temp% and they are still there. They have 0 bytes and it seems they are just icons of what used to be files but that is a guess
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  2. #2


    N. Calif
    Posts : 2,583
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    Who cares? Those folders are being used by the system for whatever reason. You say they take up 0 bytes. Save yourself some grief and forget about them. If you do manage to get them deleted, what will you gain?

    BTW, %temp% is a system variable that points to a folder location, not a command, so when you say you "ran %temp%" you really simply opened that location on your drive.
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    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64


    I recovered with macrium(unnecessarily) and open the temp folder location. They were still there but this time contained files. I am leaving it alone unless I see a hundred or so and just delete what the system wants to.
    Thank you for your help.
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    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    them are local temp's - they come and go as needed
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  5. #5


    Trnava
    Posts : 683
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    Try to disable MOICE with FixIt, then maybe you will be able to delete them.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/935865

    Some more info: Unable to delete OICE folders from Temp folder - Microsoft Community
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  6. #6


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64


    I have Office 2010 and am running 8.1.
    I have been told by so many to leave that location alone and that programs are using the files so I will.
    I do not understand the taskbar shortcut etc. as I am not skilled.
    thank you
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    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    try again - TairikuOkami


    I did not understand explanation below. Without damaging the recovery work I have done, knowing that many are suggesting I leave it alone, but knowing that those are the persistent files, could you please help me understand the information below that was part of your referral.
    I am not a skilled user so need simple instructions. I wish to understand the directions but the words confuse me. I do not know what the task bar shortcut is, or menu item for Explorer for example. How do you provide credentials?
    Thank you very much.
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    >>The OICE_XXXXXX-XXXXX-XXX folders have to do with Outlook attachments and their security descriptors.

    If you are having trouble deleting them from your %TEMP% folder, close all open folders then right-click the taskbar shortcut or menu item for Explorer and choose Run as administrator. Acknowledge the UAC warning and provide credentials if asked. This will open Explorer with the elevated permissions you require to delete the folders/files. A quick jump to your temporary files folder can be made by typing %TEMP% into the address bar and hitting Enter.

    You should now be able to delete anything that is not locked by an open process.
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    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    %temp%


    I deleted the oice files from this folder with Uncover and, with DISM, was able to run SFC successfully.
    Now I have the files you see in the attachment in the temp folder and they will not remove themselves.
    When I start to use Uncover as I did with oice files, it says it will remove them upon the next restart unlike oice files. which just deleted them.
    Should I delete these? I ask because when I deleted the oice DISM had to clean up corrupted files for SFC to run successfully.
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    See here: What are etilqs files? - Microsoft Community

    Use Unlocker and delete them.

    Do you use CCleaner? It should handle them as well.
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