c drive acts as temp folder

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crabpa

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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!
 

TonyKlein

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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.
 

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?
 

TonyKlein

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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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