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Windows 7: .tmp file on desktop

02 Jan 2019   #1
robert808

windows 7 home premium 64 bit SP1
 
 
.tmp file on desktop

I found a tmp file on my desktop. it will not delete. what could it be and how to get rid of it? See attachments.




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.tmp file on desktop-tmp-file-icon.jpg .tmp file on desktop-unable-open-advisory.jpg .tmp file on desktop-file-properties.jpg 
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03 Jan 2019   #2
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi robert808,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robert808 View Post
I found a tmp file on my desktop. it will not delete. what could it be and how to get rid of it?
It sounds as if the .tmp file is active, hence why you can't delete it!
What does it say in the Details tab?
Have you looked in the Task Manager to see if there is anything running that could be causing this?
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03 Jan 2019   #3
robert808

windows 7 home premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

Clip of Properties is attached. Task Manager has nothing other than what is always there.


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.tmp file on desktop-tmp-properties-clip.jpg 
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03 Jan 2019   #4
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi robert808,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robert808 View Post
Clip of Properties is attached.
What does it say in the Details tab?
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03 Jan 2019   #5
robert808

windows 7 home premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

Details give no clue. Details attached.


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.tmp file on desktop-details.jpg 
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03 Jan 2019   #6
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Robert808. Open Computer & left click mouse on Local Disc (C), when that opens click on Users, then Robert, then Desktop & see if that temp file is listed, which it should be, now Right Click mouse on it & see if the menu that appears has Open File Location, if it does see where it is located as that might help you work out what it is.
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03 Jan 2019   #7
robert808

windows 7 home premium 64 bit SP1
 
 
tmp file

I tried your last suggestion. It didn't show in the list. The tried and true restart got rid of it. Thanks for your help.
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03 Jan 2019   #8
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Thanks for getting back & glad to hear you have fixed it.
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04 Jan 2019   #9
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi robert808,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robert808 View Post
I tried your last suggestion. It didn't show in the list. The tried and true restart got rid of it. Thanks for your help.
Thanks for letting us know!
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