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How Do You Change Location of Temp Files?


SueMichele

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Hi,

 

In EMC8, using the Copy Disk function, how do I change the location of the temporary files created when you are copying a DVD using only one DVD drive? My C: drive is old and has only 18 gigs, but my D: drive has about 111 gigs open. So obviously the solution to not having enough free space on my C: drive for a disk to be copied to is to simply change the location that the temp files are saved to. I could've sworn I had done this previously, because I've been able to copy disks up 'til today. But either I've just barely managed to keep enough space free on the C: drive, or the temp file location has somehow gotten reset back to C:. I can't for the life of me find the place where this setting is. Can anyone help?

 

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Go to Control Panel, System Advanced and click on 'Environment Variables'.

 

Set both tmp and temp to D:\Temp and create a new Temp folder on D

 

Ah-ha! So *that's* where it was! And no wonder I couldn't find it: I thought it was a setting in EMC8! Now, I've now changed the ones under variables for my user name, AND for System variables (just to be on the safe side). However, I'm not sure about the one called "RoxioCentral." Is that for temporarily-stored files or program files? Any idea?

 

I'd also recommend right clicking on 'My Documents and changing the start of the line from C:\ to D:\ (this will move all your docs to the D drive which is a safer place should you ever have to reformay)

 

This was how I orignally set my PC up, so I'm with you on that one! The idea was that if anything - God forbid - happened to the C: drive, I could pop out the D: drive and pop it into another PC, or even replace the C: drive, or, well, there are several choices, but I think I started this when I got my second PC and decided it'd be a good idea to keep program files and document (i.e. user-created) files separately. It's worked so far, and I recommend it to everyone. I just wish Windoze would stop taking up more and more space with each update. (And needless to say I'm dubious about WinVista, which would require purchasing a new PC, since I've maxxed out . . . well, everything. Two hard drives, 1 GB RAM, and no place left for cards . . . sigh. I'm trying to figure out what an OS could possibly do for me that would justify replacing a PC that is currently serving my purposes pretty well. Especially on a budget, IYKWIM. Probably stuff that would be *nice* to have, but not really necessary. So unless it can get up and take the trash out. . . . <G>)

 

Okay, I'm not sure if this requires a reboot, but I'm going to do one just in case, and we'll see what happens. Thanks for the advice!

 

And, btw, great quote from SG-1's "The Other Side." One of my faves.

 

SueMichele

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Go to Control Panel, System Advanced and click on 'Environment Variables'.

 

Set both tmp and temp to D:\Temp and create a new Temp folder on D

 

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I'd also recommend right clicking on 'My Documents and changing the start of the line from C:\ to D:\ (this will move all your docs to the D drive which is a safer place should you ever have to reformay)

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