Elements: Windows TEMP directory filled up with 2 Photoshop Elements Temp files

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Programs running previously under Windows 7 and now under Windows 10 have problems functioning correctly because PSE9 or PSE13 fill up the TEMP directory till the brim with 2 files:
Photoshop Temp2468707644   (67.108.864 KB)
Photoshop Temp3501427644   (49.603.584 KB)

PSE itself has problems not able to rotate images or enable undo.

My rig is built on a Gigabyte Z87X-D3H-CF MoBo; 3,40 GHz i7-4770; Cache: 256 KB Pmem/1024 KB Smem/8192 KB  Tmem ; OS: Windows 10 Pro (x64), build 9600 with 16 GB RAM; OS HDD: 240 GB SSD (fully loaded, using 77% capacity).

Trying to solve this problem, I have added a surplus SSD of 120GB and configured it as the Windows TEMP file. But PSE fills it up anyway. My PSE13 Catalog has 52000+ Items and the Catalog directory has a volume of 25 GB.

My workaround is upon closing PSE to start the Task Manager and 'End Task' of both Media Core processes. The 2 humongous big Temp files disappear and Windows  and programs can function without no-TEMP-availability problems.

I like to know if reducing Catalog size is the only resolution. Or is this a bug which should be resolved.
If it is not a bug but a consequence of the size of my Catalog, what size TEMP directory is needed for correct functioning of PSE itself for my Catalog of currently 25 GB. What would then be needed to work without problems with a Catalog of, let's say, 50 GB? What is needed for a Catalog of 100 GB?
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Has anyone encountered this problem?
If no one has, to whom should I turn to?

Tnks!
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In the mean time I have upgraded my OS disk to a 512GB SSD and now I can see that the TEMP directory (default location: C:\Users\[name]\AppData\Local\Temp) fills up with multiple 64GB files of the format: Photoshop TEMP999999911184 files until disk-space reaches a few MB's.
Windows becomes unresponsive and I found out that I can delete all 64 GB Temp files by ending the task of background process "Adobe Media Core".
This looks like a bug, because it is difficult to understand that the almost 50.000 images and videos need more than 200GB working space, as that what was available on my OS drive......

Anyone out there having similar problems?
Whom to contact for more information how to resolve this?
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I've made some screenshots explaining and showing the problem in more detail.
Hope someone out there is able to solve my problem.
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Problem solved!
As no one replied here, I went to the Facebook page of Photoshop Elements and posted the same question. Within a few ours I got a reply from the admin of the site to disable the Auto-Analyzer checkboxes of people and visual.
However, that did not solve the problem.
I then disabled all the filters which made marking faces almost impossible.
But, after enabling all auto-analyzer options (people, visual and all filters) the problem did not re-occur.
All well that ends well......