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c drive acts as temp folder

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by crabpa, Jan 30, 2003.

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  1. crabpa

    crabpa Thread Starter

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    When I try to load some software, it won't because it says my c drive is a temporary folder! I went into setup and had it reload all default settings and that didn't help. Any suggestions why it shows this? Any clues on how to fix it? :confused: :confused: Thanks!
     
  2. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Hi, and welcome to the board.

    Do you have a folder called Temp in your C:\Windows directory?

    If you don't, create one.

    Next, do this:

    Go to Start/Run, and type notepad /autoexec.bat (space after 'Notepad'!)

    Your autoexec.bat will now open in Notepad.

    Look for lines that start with SET TEMP= and SET TMP=.
    Change them to read:

    SET TEMP=C:\Windows\Temp
    SET TMP=C:\Windows\Temp

    If the lines aren't there, put them in.
    Go to File -> save.

    NOTE: If Windows is installed to a different location, change this accordingly, so that both point to the \Temp folder that is located in the folder where you have Windows installed.

    Restart your computer.
     
  3. crabpa

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    Thanks Tony, I'll try this and let you know! Any ideas on why it would just start doing this?
     
  4. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    No, not offhand.

    Do you have the EXACT text of your error message for us, or is that it?

    Anyway, please keep us informed on how you're getting on.
     
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