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Windows 7: temp folder in c:\users

14 Jun 2011   #21
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Equally you can Hide them if it bothers you so you cannot see it

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14 Jun 2011   #22
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theterrier View Post
Hi I have recently noticed that in my c:users folder I have a folder called TEMP, I am certain that it wasn't there before and it is modified every time I boot up the computer. When I look inti this folder there isn't anything in there. Is it normal to have this folder?

No....c:\users\username\temp is NOT a normal location for a temp folder. I would not hesitate to delete it.

The OP asked about a very specific location and the responses have gone all around the world and not answered the question.
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15 Jun 2011   #23
theterrier

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theterrier View Post
Hi I have recently noticed that in my c:users folder I have a folder called TEMP, I am certain that it wasn't there before and it is modified every time I boot up the computer. When I look inti this folder there isn't anything in there. Is it normal to have this folder?

No....c:\users\username\temp is NOT a normal location for a temp folder. I would not hesitate to delete it.

The OP asked about a very specific location and the responses have gone all around the world and not answered the question.
Exactly thank you I do believe that it is not a normal place that's what I have been asking why hsa it suddenly turned up there.
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17 Jun 2011   #24
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

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I dont know how to check my environmental variables.
Please look into my first post in this thread, where I explained to you how to do that.
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17 Jun 2011   #25
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Installed Programs?

I don't suppose you remember when you first noticed the new Temp folder?

A newly installed program might be responsible.
You could check the Installed on column in the Programs and Features window.

I stopped using a Comodo program last year, because it kept creating its folder in the wrong location.

It was creating this:
C:\Users\<User Name>\AppData\LocalComodo
instead of:
C:\Users\<User Name>\AppData\Local\Comodo
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17 Jun 2011   #26
theterrier

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unifex View Post
theterrier, did you look at your environmental variables? Where do you have your user and system temporary files?

Also, your posts are somewhat confusing: you wrote in the first post that this folder is empty, but then you say that when you try to delete it, then the file NTUser.dat cannot be deleted. So is the folder empty or not?
they say TEMP %userprofile%\appdata\local\temp and TMP %userprofile%\appdata\local\temp

which is right yeah
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17 Jun 2011   #27
theterrier

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
I don't suppose you remember when you first noticed the new Temp folder?

A newly installed program might be responsible.
You could check the Installed on column in the Programs and Features window.

I stopped using a Comodo program last year, because it kept creating its folder in the wrong location.

It was creating this:
C:\Users\<User Name>\AppData\LocalComodo
instead of:
C:\Users\<User Name>\AppData\Local\Comodo
no I can't remember exactly
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17 Jun 2011   #28
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theterrier View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theterrier View Post
Hi I have recently noticed that in my c:users folder I have a folder called TEMP, I am certain that it wasn't there before and it is modified every time I boot up the computer. When I look inti this folder there isn't anything in there. Is it normal to have this folder?

No....c:\users\username\temp is NOT a normal location for a temp folder. I would not hesitate to delete it.

The OP asked about a very specific location and the responses have gone all around the world and not answered the question.
Exactly thank you I do believe that it is not a normal place that's what I have been asking why hsa it suddenly turned up there.
Don't worry about why at the moment...delete it and see if it comes back, then you may be able to identify what creates it.
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17 Jun 2011   #29
theterrier

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

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No....c:\users\username\temp is NOT a normal location for a temp folder. I would not hesitate to delete it.

The OP asked about a very specific location and the responses have gone all around the world and not answered the question.
Exactly thank you I do believe that it is not a normal place that's what I have been asking why hsa it suddenly turned up there.
Don't worry about why at the moment...delete it and see if it comes back, then you may be able to identify what creates it.
It is created if I use windows media centre, or adobe reader haven't tried anything else but I suspect any program will recreate it.
I was just concerned when Josh suggested that there was something wrong with the user profile service.
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18 Jun 2011   #30
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Yes, if multiple programs are creating and using it, something is wrong.

Create a new temporary user profile and test to see if the same thing happens with it. If not, then you can create a new one for yourself and use Windows Easy Transfer to migrate to it. If it still happens with a new profile, then I would suggest a full reinstall.
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