1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

What is making these TMP folders?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Alex Ethridge, Dec 9, 2009.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Alex Ethridge

    Alex Ethridge Thread Starter

    Apr 10, 2000
    Running Windows XP Pro SP3 with all updates on Pentium Core 2 Duo NVidia board.

    I'm finding TMP folders inside folders where I have files in long-term storage. I almost never use the files/programs in these storage folders. All the folder names begin with the same character, and then consist of 2 to 4 additional random characters then ending with .tmp.


    They appear to all contain duplicates of what was originally stored in the folder. Example: I may have a folder E:\Drivers\Intel\ver1. There may also be a phantom folder E:\Drivers\Intel\`2214.tmp. The `2214.tmp folder will contain a duplicate of what is in the ver1 folder.

    What is making these folders?

    How do I prevent it?
As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/884158

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice