Windows Live Mail Leaves Empty Temp Folders Behind

Are you using Windows Live Mail?

If so, you may have discovered lots of strange subfolders within your user’s Temp folder on your computer, with a name format like this {xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxx} :


The clue is that all these folders are empty, and there is one for every day that you use Windows Mail. Apparently, the Windows Mail app does not properly clean up after itself.

As these folders all are empty (zero) in size, they really are not taking up disk space.

But, if you’re like me, I just don’t like seeing junk files hanging around. It’s perfectly fine to delete those empty folders:

  • Drill down to C: –> Users –> your username –> AppData –> Local
  • Highlight all those folders and click Delete.

If you got time on your hands, I’m sure there’s a powerscript or batch file somewhere on the Internet that you could use to do the same thing, and schedule it to run once a week. If you find one that works, please let me know!

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