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    Changing Temp and TMP folder locations?

    I am just wondering if it is possible to change the default Temp directories to a different location. If you go to system properties and Advanced then Enviormnet Variables. Is it ok to change all the TEMP and TMP folders, for user and system to a Temp folder on my second drive. Thanks

    Todd Davis

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    Re: Changing Temp and TMP folder locations?

    Which Windows are you using?

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    Re: Changing Temp and TMP folder locations?

    Win 2000
    with 2 20Gig HD's

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    Re: Changing Temp and TMP folder locations?

    The way I would do it:

    Right_click My Computer > Properties
    Advanced >
    Environment Variables >

    and edit the location(s).

    W2K Help says:

    Setting environment variables
    Environment variables are strings that contain information such as drive, path, or file name. Environment variables control the behavior of various programs. For example, the TEMP environment variable specifies the location where programs place temporary files.

    Any user can add, modify, or remove a user environment variable. However, only an administrator can add, modify, or remove a system environment variable.

    Using System in Control Panel, you can customize the following variables:

    User environment variables for logged_on_user_name
    The user environment variables are different for each user of a particular computer. The variables include any that are set by the user, as well as any variables defined by applications, such as the path to the location of the application files.

    System environment variables
    Administrators can change or add environment variables that apply to the system, and thus to all users of the system. During installation, Windows 2000 Setup configures the default system variables, such as the path to the Windows 2000 files.

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