Temp folder?

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  1. Elaine Hirst

    Elaine Hirst Guest

    can anyone explain what the Temp folder is in
    C:\DOCUME~1\user~1\LOCALS~\Temp ?
     
    Elaine Hirst, Dec 18, 2003
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  2. Elaine Hirst

    Brian H¹© Guest

    Elaine Hirst said:

    > can anyone explain what the Temp folder is in
    > C:\DOCUME~1\user~1\LOCALS~\Temp ?


    That's where temporary files are kept, like files that are placed on the drive
    temporarily during an install awaiting a reboot prior to cleaning up the
    installation.
    Some "general" work files get placed there too.
     
    Brian H¹©, Dec 18, 2003
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  3. Elaine Hirst

    °Mike° Guest

    The path you have used is the short DOS version of:
    C:\Documents and settings\<user name>\Local Settings\Temp

    Temp folders are "temporary" storage areas of the drive, where setup
    routines, and working applications place data that they are working on,
    need open, or may need later. It is safe to empty Temp folders, but
    ONLY immediately after a reboot -- this is to ensure that nothing gets
    deleted that may be needed.

    Some common Temp folder locations are:
    C:\Windows\Temp
    C:\Documents and Settings\<User Name>\Local Settings\Temp
    C:\Documents and Settings\Default User\Local Settings\Temp
    C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temp
    C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Local Settings\Temp


    On Thu, 18 Dec 2003 16:22:52 -0000, in
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    Elaine Hirst scrawled:

    >can anyone explain what the Temp folder is in
    >C:\DOCUME~1\user~1\LOCALS~\Temp ?
    >


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    °Mike°, Dec 18, 2003
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