SOLVED! Aria-Debug-13440 Troubleshooting

For your information, on Windows computers, the operating system as well as applications generate temporary files to facilitate operations. Usually,  temporary files maintain a low profile and Windows users don’t need to pay them a lot of attention. However, it’s worth pointing out that temporary files could cause problems on occasions. Read to the end if aria-debug-13440 and similar files keep filling up the Temp folder on your PC.

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The Number One Suspect: OneDrive

The Microsoft OneDrive Cloud service enables users to access and interact with their files from anywhere in the world. Through Microsoft OneDrive, users can also synchronize their files. Moreover, it acts as the back-end storage location of Microsoft Office Online. When your computer is linked with your OneDrive account, the Cloud service creates these temporary files. The files have an aria-debug prefix and a random number suffix for example aria-debug-13440. If left unaddressed, the aria-debug files can accumulate and gobble up all the space in the drive. Unless you take action, you cannot get the most out of your computer.

How To Take Care Of The Issue

Reset OneDrive Account

  • Step 1: Press the Windows + R to open Run.
  • Step 2: In Run, type %localappdata%\Microsoft\OneDrive\onedrive.exe /reset and press Enter.
  • Step 3: Wait for a moment then start Microsoft OneDrive again. To do so,  Press the Windows + R, type %localappdata%\Microsoft\OneDrive\onedrive.exe and press Enter.

Unlink And Relink

  • Step 1: Right-click OneDrive then pick Settings.
  • Step 2: In Settings, select Unlink this PC.
  • Step 3: Close Settings then wait for a moment.
  • Step 4: Right-click OneDrive, pick Settings, select Link this PC and choose Synchronize.
  • Step 5: Wait for the process to complete.

 Uninstall And Reinstall 

Stop OneDrive 

  • Step 1: Type powershell in the Search bar, right-click PowerShell and pick Run as Administrator.
  • Step 2: In PowerShell (Admin), type taskkill /f /im OneDrive.exe and hit Enter. That will immediately terminate active Microsoft OneDrive processes.
  • Step 3: Close the PowerShell session.

Backup OneDrive Registry

  • Step 1: Type regedit.exe in the Search bar and hit Enter. If you see a prompt asking for the password, enter it.
  • Step 2: In Registry Editor, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\OneDrive
  • Step 3: Highlight OneDrive key, choose File and select Export.
  • Step 4: In Export Registry File, select the directory to which you would like to save the backup.
  • Step 5: In File name, type a name for the backup and click Save.

Uninstall OneDrive

  • Step 1: Type powershell in the Search bar, right-click PowerShell and pick Run as Administrator.
  • Step 2: If you are using a 32-bit Windows 10, type %SystemRoot%\System32\OneDriveSetup.exe /uninstall. On the other hand, if you are using a 64-bit Windows 10, type %SystemRoot%\SysWOW64\OneDriveSetup.exe /uninstall and hit Enter.
  • Step 3: Close PowerShell.
  • Step 4: Type regedit.exe in the Search bar and hit Enter. If you see a prompt asking for the password, enter it.
  • Step 5: In Registry Editor, go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\OneDrive.
  • Step 6: Remove all folders labeled with a OneDrive numeric version. For example 18.172.0826.0010 folder.
  • Step 7: Navigate to the Accounts folder and delete everything inside it.
  • Step 8: Close Registry Editor then restart your computer.

Reinstall OneDrive

When the screen comes back on, download Microsoft OneDrive. As soon as the process completes, determine whether the issue persists.

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Are Temporary Files On My Computer Important?

Temporary files play an important role on Windows PC because they store data for active applications. As Windows users close applications, the temporary files should be deleted. Some temporary files may linger and accumulate though.

Should I Delete Temporary Files?

Yes, you should. If your computer is running low on storage, delete the temporary files to free up space.

Will Deleting Temporary Files Interfere With Computer Performance?

If your application is currently active, yes. On the other hand, delete the temporary files if the application is not running.

How Often Should I Delete Temporary Files?

The ideal interval for temporary file deletion is every seven days. However, you can set your Storage Sense to clear them out on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.

What Is Storage Sense?

In layman’s terms, Storage Sense is a utility built into Windows 10 operating system. Storage Sense automatically deletes unnecessary temporary files and Recycle Bin content. 

A Beginner’s Guide

  • Use Folder Sharing Permissions to control the privacy of the files or folders you share through Microsoft OneDrive. Depending on the situation, you can make it so that an item is View only, View and edit or Public.
  • Are you collaborating with colleagues online? Share files and enable comments using the Some Messenger friends in OneDrive. Slide the Comments bar from “No one” to “Everyone” so everyone could contribute.
  • Download Microsoft OneNote Mobile application to your phone and use it to add notes to your OneDrive. The app is available for Android, iOS and Windows Phone devices.
  • Install as a Firefox Add-on or Google Chrome Extension. By doing so, you’ll be able to attach a file stored in OneDrive to the Gmail account.
  • Take advantage of Microsoft OneDrive to remotely access files stored on your home computer. You could access the files as long as the OneDrive application is running on your home computer and the Internet is on. Note that you can transfer files from your home computer to your remote machine but not vice versa.


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