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Solved: Solved: can anyone tell what generates this temp file?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jamie1949, Feb 4, 2007.

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  1. jamie1949

    jamie1949 Thread Starter

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    I have a temp file ( ~DF2784.tmp 48KB) which appears in local settings. If I try to delete it I get the message: Cannot delete ~DF2784.tmp: It is being used by another person or program. Close any programs that might be using the file and try again. I cannot find any program that is running it. It seems to refresh itself on boot up.

    Can anyone tell me if this is generated by Windows XP? It seems to have appeared after upgrading to SP2 and loading IE7. The only other change on my system is installing Carbonite backup.

    System: Windows XP SP2
    F-Secure Anti Virus 2006

    The only other utilities on my compter are:
    UniBlue Speed up My PC
    Registry Mechanic.

    My systems seems to be working fine except IE7 bombs out quite a lot - "IE has to close down..." but runs perfectly on IE6.

    I am not paranoid about temporary files but feel more secure if I know what is creating them and why they appear.
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    Yes, I get a Temp file about the same size, the exact number/name will vary depending on many different factors.

    Assuming its in Temp Files under local settings, its expected and normal (that is what the location is for)
     
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  4. jamie1949

    jamie1949 Thread Starter

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    Many thanks,

    The culprit was from a trial of ebook generator - gotten rid of it now. Obliged for your help,

    James
     
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