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Figure 2: List of folders to clean up on Windows XP Service Pack 3. Each operating system will store temporary files in different folders. The problem is that the. NET doesn't clean this folder out, so you should periodically delete all files and folders under this directory. Assembly Cache. (c) by EPS Software Corp.
We have a server where we have many development enviroments.We have since this spring (4 months) had issues with the c:windowsassemblytemp folder never cleans itself.
Today the size is ~28gb of the folder it self.(out of our 80gb C: disk)
All threads i've read comes back to that the temp folder should be a 'self cleaning' directory
This is the most linked blogposts about GAC and it's temp folders:http://blogs.msdn.com/b/junfeng/archive/2006/11/17/gac-temp-and-tmp.aspxhttp://social.msdn.microsoft.com/forums/en-US/clr/thread/f728af5e-c13f-48bc-ab60-0e6f1886321c/http://blogs.msdn.com/b/junfeng/archive/2005/10/24/484063.aspx
using the gacutil.exe /cdl seems to only clean the c:windowsassemblytmp folder. =(
Now to my question: How can I clean this directory?
I have not found a permanent solution to this. so far I have manually deleted the c:windowsassemblytemp folder when it grows too big. not all files are possible to delete, because they are in use.
Still I would love to hear why this is happening.