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XP temp file location

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by HLC, Jan 2, 2002.

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  1. HLC

    HLC Thread Starter

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    I got two HD's...

    One 30GB large and one 2GB large... my XP lies on the 2GB one and needless too say that takes up almost the whole HD.

    what I need is to tell the system to lay all temp files (and files for cd burning, temp cache and such) in a special map in the other HD... anyone know how to do this??

    //HLC
     
  2. brianF

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    if it's anything like 2k, it should be located by going to device manager, advanced tab, the location of the temp files are spelled out in the bottom box.

    how to specify temp file location for burning

    How to Move the Temporary Files Location for Windows XP CD Recording (Q308572)

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    The information in this article applies to:


    Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    Microsoft Windows XP Professional


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    SUMMARY
    This article describes how to move the CD Recording temporary files storage to an alternate drive for a single user on a Windows XP-based computer.



    MORE INFORMATION
    When you copy files to a CD-R or CD-RW disk by using the CD recording support that is built into Windows XP, the files are first copied to a temporary location, and then a disk image file is created. Because of this, you must have available space on your Windows drive that equals two times the size of the files you are copying.

    Although you can move the location of the temporary image on the properties of the CD-R/RW drive, this method does not move the temporary files.

    For additional information about moving the disk image file, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

    Q279157 Description of CD-ROM Recording in Windows XP
    Moving the temporary files location requires unpartitioned disk space, and Windows must be installed on an NTFS partition. If Windows is installed to a FAT or FAT32 partition, you can convert to NTFS.

    WARNING : If you have upgraded from Microsoft Windows 98 or Microsoft Windows Me to Windows XP and convert your drive to NTFS, you will no longer be able to uninstall Windows XP.

    For additional information about how to convert a drive to NTFS, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    Q307881 HOW TO: Use Convert.exe to Convert a FAT or FAT32 Volume to NTFS
    How to Move the Temporary Files Location
    Log on to the computer by using the user account you want to configure.


    Insert a blank CD-R disk in the drive, and then open the CD-R or CD-RW drive in Windows Explorer. Delete any files that are waiting to be written to a CD.


    Click Start , click Run , type cmd , and then click OK .


    Type set , and then press ENTER to list the environment variables. Make a note the current path that is listed for the USERPROFILE variable.


    Click Start , click Control Panel , click Performance and Maintenance , click Administrative Tools , and then double-click Computer Management .


    Click Disk Management , and then locate unallocated disk space on the drive where you want to place the temporary files. Right-click this space, and then click New Partition .


    In the New Partition Wizard, click Next , and then click Next again to create a primary partition.


    Make the partition at least 700 megabytes (MB) in size to enable you to create CDs of the largest-currently-supported size, and then click Next .


    Instead of assigning a drive letter, mount the drive to the following path:
    user profile \Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\CD Burning
    Where user profile is the path for the user profile you previously noted. Click Next .


    Accept the default file system ( NTFS ), type a volume label if you want to, and then click Next .


    Click Finish to create the partition.


    Now, when you send files to be written to a CD-R or CD-RW disk, they will be copied as temporary files to the newly-created partition, rather than the Windows drive.

    NOTE : Only the user account that followed the preceding procedure will have the benefit of using the temporary space on the newly-created partition. When other users on the computer send files to be written to a CD-R or CD-RW disk, the temporary files will still be stored on the Windows drive in their user profile path.


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    How to move pagefile sys
    How to Move the Paging File
    Log on to the computer as Administrator.


    Click Start , and then click Control Panel .


    Click Performance and Maintenance , and then click System .


    Click the Advanced tab, and then under Performance , click Settings .


    Click the Advanced tab, and then under Virtual memory , click Change .


    In the Drive [Volume Label] list, click a drive other than the one on which Windows is installed (Windows is usually installed on the drive C). Under Total paging file size for all drives , note the value that is displayed next to Recommended .


    Click Custom size , and then type the recommended value in the Initial size (MB) box.


    Type the maximum size that you want to allow for paging in the Maximum size (MB) box, and then click Set .


    In the Drive [Volume Label] box, click the drive on which Windows is installed (usually the drive C), and then use one of the following steps:


    If you do not want a paging file on the drive, click No paging file , and then click Set . A message similar to the following message appears:


    If the pagefile on volume C: has an initial size of less than 126 megabytes, then the system may not be able to create a debugging information file if a STOP error occurs.
    Continue anyway?
    Click Yes .


    If you want to keep the minimum size of the paging file on the drive, click Custom size , and then type a value that is equal to or greater than the amount of RAM in the computer in the Initial size (MB) box. Type that same value in the Maximum size (MB) box, and then click Set .


    The following message appears:


    The changes you have made require you to restart your computer before they can take effect.
    Click OK , click OK , click OK , and then click Yes when you are prompted to restart the computer.
     
  3. HLC

    HLC Thread Starter

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    er...

    The first thing I can't do since I don't wan't to change to NTFS (or can you convert it while still containing all information on the drive?)

    The second thing I have already done...

    about that device manager I have no idea what it's named in my OS but if it's what I belive it is there ain't no location of temp files in that place...

    Thanks for the try though

    //HLC
     
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