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Change Location For Temp Files


jethrodesign

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Is there a way to change the default location that EMC puts Temp files when burning?

 

It's currently buried somewhere deep in 'Documents & Settings' on my boot partition. I would like to move it to another drive that has more space. I ran out of Hard Drive space on my boot drive because of a couple Temp files and the DVD wouldn't finish burning. This partition was intended for the operating system and programs only, so it's not big enough for huge video files.

 

I found the options to change a couple directories, but it didn't appear to be for the Temp file.

 

Anyone???

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Is there a way to change the default location that EMC puts Temp files when burning?

 

It's currently buried somewhere deep in 'Documents & Settings' on my boot partition. I would like to move it to another drive that has more space. I ran out of Hard Drive space on my boot drive because of a couple Temp files and the DVD wouldn't finish burning. This partition was intended for the operating system and programs only, so it's not big enough for huge video files.

 

I found the options to change a couple directories, but it didn't appear to be for the Temp file.

 

Anyone???

 

To change the place it puts the documents, you can right click on the "My Documents" icon on your desktop, choose properties and specify a different place for those. For the temp directory, in Win 98 you could add two sets in the autoexec.bat file "set tmp=f:\temp" and "set temp=f:\temp". Haven't played with this yet in XP since I don't have second disk on my XP machine

 

Just remembered how to do this for XP. There are system variables temp and tmp that you can change

to point to the new place where you want the temp directory. Here is a clip I found on the web...

1. Create a directory with a short name in the root of your hard drive. For example, create a new folder C:\Temp.

2. Go to Start, Settings, Control Panel and double click "System".

3. On the Advanced tab, click the Environment Variables button near the bottom.

4. Under "User Variables", edit settings for TEMP and TMP to point to the new directory you created, "C:\Temp". You only need to edit the "User Variables" but, for consistency, you might want to update the "System Variables" for TEMP and TMP also.

5. Apply the changes by clicking OK.

 

Between the two of these, you should be dangerous. Make sure you delete the old stuff in the temp directory

after you setup the new temp directory otherwise you haven't saved any space.

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Hmmm, I could be wrong, but that sounds like the way to change where SYSTEM temp files are kept.

 

I believe the temp files that Roxio creates are kept here by default:

 

C:/Documents and Settings/"User"/Application Data/Roxio/MYDVD8/Temporary/

 

Maybe I'm wrong. I'll look into it further. But the two times I've tried to burn a DVD, it ends up blank. The ISO file I create with it does get created on the other drive I specify, though. Not sure if that's because you need a minimum of 4.5GB+ on your boot drive to burn a DVD.

 

Anyone know for sure????

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