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Tableau Bridge TableauTemp Folder Files Do Not Clear Out As Expected


Published: 09 Mar 2021
Last Modified Date: 10 Mar 2021

Issue

Tableau Bridge Client temp files are not getting deleted from the TableauTemp folder until the Tableau Bridge Client is closed/exited.

Environment

  • Tableau Bridge Client 2020.4.2

Resolution

Option 1

Manually delete the files in \C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Temp associated with Bridge every few weeks.
Note: Please be sure to change the username field to that of the affected user account.

Option 2

Delete the files using a script that is scheduled to run using Windows Task Scheduler.

Create CMD script to run via Windows Task Scheduler containing below contents: 

echo deleting file 

del "C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Temp\hyper*.tmp" /s /f /q

echo Done!

Note: Please be sure to change the username field to that of the affected user account.
 

Cause

Tableau Bridge Client temp files are not getting deleted from the TableauTemp folder until the Tableau Bridge Client is closed/exited. This is by design.
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