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Windows 7: Moved temp folders, Now having Issues**

07 Jun 2015   #1
manolz

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Moved temp folders, Now having Issues**

Hi

I moved my Temp folders around and created a junction to a different hard-drive to free up space on my SSD. After further reading I realized this was a bad move and tried to re-sync the old junction and get back everything to normal again but It didn't seem to have worked.

Right now I'm having trouble installing new programs , getting errors related to .msi files etc

I don't have backups available to restore, How can I recover original windows settings without a full re-format?

Any help is appreciated.

P.S I have set my C/Temp to it's correct destination inside windows settings but it doesn't seem to be working as it was.


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07 Jun 2015   #2
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Have a read through this MS website about changing the drive where the TEMP folders are. If you reverse the instructions you should be able get your TEMP & TMP folders back where they were originally.

Take note about rebooting your computer after the changes.

Change location of TEMP files folder to another drive - Microsoft Community
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10 Jun 2015   #3
manolz

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I've changed back User Variables & System Variables back to default values

( C:\Users\manolze\AppData\Local\Temp , C:\Users\manolze\AppData\Local\TMP )

I'm still having troubles though, I just tried now installing a new program and it came back saying Error 1632 - The temp folder is on a drive that is full or is inaccessible. Free up space on the drive or verify that you have write permission on the Temp folder.

My security permissions on the folders show I have full control...
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10 Jun 2015   #4
manolz

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I emptied my temp folder and still doesn't work...

Also re-enabled UAC and restarted...
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11 Jun 2015   #5
manolz

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Not sure why its not working for this particular installer, Do I need to repair install Windows?

My security settings on my default Temp and TMP folders are on System.
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11 Jun 2015   #6
manolz

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Any assistance please ?
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11 Jun 2015   #7
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Have you tried a System Restore to a date before the changes were made?
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11 Jun 2015   #8
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Open Control Panel, select System, then select System Protection, then when that opens, select the Advanced tab, then Environment Variables & follow the screen shot below.

Shut down & restart your computer after the changes.

Moved temp folders, Now having Issues**-system_protection.png

Moved temp folders, Now having Issues**-system_protection_2.png


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12 Jun 2015   #9
gregrocker

 

If that doesn't help then see if SFC SCANNOW Command
can restore the System files to defaults.

Otherwise you might need to do a Repair Install.
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14 Jun 2015   #10
manolz

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I tried all of these steps but not success..

I decided to clean install

Thanks for all assistance when I needed it most, appreciate it

- manolz
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