Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte
hi JasonY, welcome to sevenforums,
you can manually set the location in 'advanced system settings' - see below - is this what you mean?
it's something i've always set on a new windows install for a long time now, but i've always wondered about the difference between TEMP and TMP.
Theres no difference.
But it does mean you can have two temp locations (or as many as you want, for that matter), and its easy to recognise it as TEMP and TMP.
Also, following Mickey's guide, you can use the command prompt (start > run > cmd.exe)
1.) type: set
This will list all your environment variables and values.
2.) type: set temp
This will list just the temp
variable and value.
3.) type: set temp "C:\temp"
This will SET the temp
variable to C:\temp
Of course, you can replace temp
with whatever variable in particular you're after, and set the variable to whatever you want.
Its probably best to use Mickey's way, as you can append (or prepend) values.
My way will replace it, which wouldn't be good if you wanted to add an extra location to PATH.