I've been searching for an answer the past few weeks but I can't figure out where these files are coming from. On the server that hosts our SP sites and services, there is a directory called C:\TempPath. When I first stumbled upon this, it had over 6m+ files in it. After removing the directory, it quickly reappeared and has grown to over 16k+ files now. Every single file is a GUID (i.e. "95007211-da72-4a64-b7a6-bcca3ae8adc5") without a file extension. There is a single file in this directory called startTime.txt which simply contains a time stamp of when the directory was recreated.
Every time I add, update, or delete a document in SharePoint, a new file appears in this directory with these details.
Here is what the files all look like:
<DETAILS>[Comments] MetaData Updated
<SLASH_N> From: **Prior Value**
<SLASH_N> To: **New Value**
Can anybody identify what this is? I've checked the gatherer and diagnostic service file paths (both of which are stored on a secondary drive (E:)), I've searched the registry for this file path, and I've gone through every piece of configuration I know of. My best guess is that this is something not well known or well hidden from documentation.
Hopefully the file contents will look familiar to someone else.