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    Temp folder (Windows XP)

    I was getting ready to burn a DVD movie on Nero 8 (a conversion from a VHS tape) but I'm getting the message attached. I realize that my file is bigger than what is allowed in the Temp Folder. Can anyone tell me if I can increase the size of my Local Temp Folder, if not, what can I do?
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    Re: Temp folder (Windows XP)

    It probably means that your disk is almost full. You can check this in Windows Explorer (or My Computer).
    Try clearing your Temp folder (you must close all applications before doing this), and/or deleting files you do not need.

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    Re: Temp folder (Windows XP)

    Can you do the conversion somewhare other than the Temp folder ??? Also, as Hans mentioned, how full is your HD ???
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    Re: Temp folder (Windows XP)

    Thanks HansV, I forgot about cleaning the C drive but I had deleted the Temp folder. Could you tell me if I should have COMPRESS DRIVE TO SAVE DISK SPACE checked off? I was also deleting some programs on ADD or REMOVE PROGRAMS in Control Panel but there is one huge software that I would like to remove and it won't let me. When I click on Remove it starts the Wizard to Install instead and it tells me that the Software is already installed. I checked on my Windows Explorer to find an uninstall.exe but cannot find it either. How do you get rid of software when you can't use these methods?

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    Re: Temp folder (Windows XP)

    Compress drive to save disk space should create some free space, but it will also have a negative impact on performance.

    What is the program that you would like to remove?

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    Re: Temp folder (Windows XP)

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    Re: Temp folder (Windows XP)

    Doesn't that run from the CD ???
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    Re: Temp folder (Windows XP)

    Take a look at this article on their site for removal instructions.
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    Re: Temp folder (Windows XP)

    I guess you can but I have it installed on my computer and I can start it under START, PROGRAMS. I have search for an uninstall file and as I sais the ADD/REMOVE doesn't let me do it.

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    Re: Temp folder (Windows XP)

    I agree with Hans that Compress Old Files will free up some space, but it could literally take a day to run and will impact performance considerably. Whenever I set up a machine one of the things I always do is edit this function out of the registry to prevent it ever being run accidentally. You can still run the utility manually using it's .exe file but this edit will remove the option from the DiskCleanup menu.

    Click Start>Run and type in regedit. Then click OK.
    Navigate to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentV ersionExplorerVolumeCachesCompress old files registry subkey by clicking on the + signs next to each of these entries. Then select it by left clicking on it once.
    From the File menu (upper left), select Export.
    Enter a filename and location, C:/ Registry - File Exports is good, then click Save.
    Then right-click on the "Compress old files" registry subkey and choose Delete.
    Close the registry editor.


    Also, what is that mystery program ?? <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Temp folder (Windows XP)

    Thanks I'm printing those instructions and will follow-up on it. I will let you know the results. The program is 540MB and takes a lot of room.

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    Re: Temp folder (Windows XP)

    Make sure you backup any data you have created with the program before you remove it. Cards, address book, calenders, etc.
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    Re: Temp folder (Windows XP)

    BINGO!!!! Thank you soooo much both of you for helping me with this. I also found a whole bunch of files imported in Nero with all the conversions of VHS tapes I have been doing for the past weeks which I have now deleted.and now my C Drive has a lot of space. Thanks again!

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    Re: Temp folder (Windows XP)

    Glad you found the problem. <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15>
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