These folders/files keep appearing and I keep having to delete them. They are constantly sucking away all my storage space - what's going on?

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Tried opening in Event Viewer & nothing shows up:

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Tried converting the log and still nothing shows but log gets even more massive:

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    Those files are Windows event logs, what events, are contained within them? – Ramhound Sep 3 at 23:13
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    Look in the logs to see what's happening. – K7AAY Sep 3 at 23:20
  • How do you suggest reading them? Are you suggesting to open the 20GB file with notepad? – Enigma Sep 4 at 14:50
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    Egigma - Open Event Viewer | Action | Open Saved Log and go from there to point to one of the ETL files. I believe EV will only display what you are looking at and not all data at once as notepad.exe does or whatever. – Pimp Juice IT Sep 5 at 19:28
  • Tried doing that & nothing is showing up. I have two options; view log as is or convert it. Converting it does a x7 expansion on the already massive size. – Enigma Sep 12 at 14:47

The culprit was/is the Visual Studio 2019 CPU & Memory diagnostic component. After turning this off, the massive log files stopped being generated.

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