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Windows 7: TMP folder not being created in RamDisk

20 Aug 2013   #1
blinkydamo

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit and 64bit
 
 
TMP folder not being created in RamDisk

Hi guys,

I have just installed a 512mb ramdisk and have setup the system variables for "Temp" and "Tmp" to z:\Temp and z:\Tmp. I have also set the user variable to the same and the cache for Firefox to z:\cache.

When I boot up the ramdisk is working and the "Temp" folder is created without problem, however the "Tmp" folder is not being created.

This is causing me to have problems when running programs from within compress archives. When I run the program it errors stating the file cannot be created. If however I manually create the "Tmp" folder in the ramdisk and run the same file from within the archive it works without error.

Is there a way to get Windows to create the "Tmp" folder when it boots so that I don't have to manually create it everytime. Or have a configured something incorrectly.

Cheers in advance,

Blinky


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20 Aug 2013   #2
blinkydamo

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit and 64bit
 
 

Work around, I've created a batch file to create the directory on boot. Anyone know the correct way to do it?
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20 Aug 2013   #3
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Does windows normally create a \tmp file? I'm only aware of \temp. Sounds like what you've done is the way to go.
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20 Aug 2013   #4
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Batch File

I use the batch file method on my XP install (Page File and Temp folders on a RAM disc).

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Does windows normally create a \tmp file? I'm only aware of \temp. Sounds like what you've done is the way to go.
This is what my (default) W7 Environment Variables looked like:
TMP folder not being created in RamDisk-windows-temp-file-locations-default-w7.png


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21 Aug 2013   #5
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Yes, but they both point to the same place, \temp, not \tmp.
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21 Aug 2013   #6
redfang337

Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" x32
 
 

This is a RAMDISK, so it resets itself on reboot right?
If that's the case, then there's only one way to do it, but you'll need to be working with the boot.wim file if it is windows 7 RAMDISK, if it's linux or XP, i have no idea how to do it, just tell me and i'll tell what tools to get if it's a win 7 one
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21 Aug 2013   #7
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

If the batch file is working, why not keep using it?

Did you remember to adjust the System and User Environment variables?

Remember to keep notes/screenshots of the changes you have made and any scripts you've created.
I have a "Configuration" folder where I store all of that info.
It's on my "Documents" partition, which I back up every month (before the Patch Tuesday updates).

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Yes, but they both point to the same place, \temp, not \tmp.
Agreed.
It's just a convenience/redirection label.
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