Win11 will make a lot of empty folders in the System32 directory: Report

Windows 11

According to the latest report, many users reported that, like Windows 10Windows 11 operating system will also create hundreds to thousands of empty folders in the System32 directory.

It is reported that these folders are created by the supply package runtime processing tool (ProvTool.exe). These folders start with tw and end with .tmp. When you open them, you will find that they do not contain any files. It can be deleted, and the deletion seems to have no negative impact on the system.

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Moreover, this problem has existed in Windows 10 since 2019, and now it seems that Windows 11 has also received it. This bug does not seem to have any impact on the system. Empty folders will not take up a lot of disk space and will not interfere with the operation of the system.

If you want to check whether your computer is affected and clean it up, you can check it in C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local. Some folders may be hidden, and you may need to open the “Show hidden operating systems” File” option.

This bug once again shows that Windows 11 is very similar to Windows 10, and the bugs in Windows 10 are likely to exist in Windows 11.

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