Disk Cleanup not doing its work


JohnnyGui

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Dism Host Servicing Process (DismHost.exe), a Malware?
Don't discount this quickly. It is an option for you that is not presented in this thread. It's just a theory. But it may be real. Look into it.

The thing is I'd need to execute it that way every time I want to clean the disk because there are files that can not be deleted the regular way. It is a workaround while I'm curious how to fix the issue itself.

I noticed something peculiar, the aforementioned undeletable folders are created when I clean the temp files via Settings but not when I use Disk Cleanup. Not sure why.
 

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JohnnyGui

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The thing is I'd need to execute it that way every time I want to clean the disk because there are files that can not be deleted the regular way. It is a workaround while I'm curious how to fix the issue itself.

I noticed something peculiar, the aforementioned undeletable folders are created when I clean the temp files via Settings but not when I use Disk Cleanup. Not sure why.

Is anyone else noticing these folders popping up in the temp folder when cleaning temp files the disk via Settings -> System -> Storage?

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The date and time stamp these folders are created on is exactly the moment I you've cleaned the temp files via Settings.
 

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    Windows 11 21H2
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    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i5-8600K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z370 HD3
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    16GB
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    Geforce GTX 1070 Windforce OC
    Sound Card
    Internal: Realtek® ALC892 codec
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    Acer
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    Neoforza SSD 256GB
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Is anyone else noticing these folders popping up in the temp folder when cleaning temp files the disk via Settings -> System -> Storage?

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The date and time stamp these folders are created on is exactly the moment I you've cleaned the temp files via Settings.
Odd isnt it that you clean the temp folder only to have Windows create folders inside the temp folder after..lol. I get those as well however they are always empty folders, so Im not understanding the point of them either.
 

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JohnnyGui

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Odd isnt it that you clean the temp folder only to have Windows create folders inside the temp folder after..lol. I get those as well however they are always empty folders, so Im not understanding the point of them either.

Ever since using the Disk Cleanup app itself, these folders are empty indeed and get deleted automatically. But the moment I clean the temp files through the native Windows 11 Settings, these folders are created, can not be deleted, and contain DismHost.exe among other files.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 21H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i5-8600K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z370 HD3
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce GTX 1070 Windforce OC
    Sound Card
    Internal: Realtek® ALC892 codec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer
    Screen Resolution
    1080p
    Hard Drives
    Neoforza SSD 256GB
    Case
    Azza Taurus 5000W
    Cooling
    Coolermaster Hyper 412R
    Browser
    Edge Chromium
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