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    Word Temp Files (2002)

    Well, here we go with another mystery: Word creates a number of temp files, as we all know, to support file saving, macros, OLE, etc. and stores them per document in the TEMP folder. No problem. All is well. Now, for some raisin, we're getting ~WRLxxxx.tmp files (the temp file associated with the CLIPBOARD -- I think) in the activedocument folder -- one for each time the user saves the file. So, if user Bob saves document "ThisIsMyLife.doc" 20 times, he's got the ~$isMyLife.doc.tmp (ok, fine) and 20 ~WRLxxxx.tmp files. Something's wrong. The user notices a progressive slow down in time to save (no surprise, huh?). Any ideas?

    p.s. Yes, there is one global addin which I have disabled and retested. Same song. Yes, there is a com Addin which is de rigeur (as in well-behaved --ha! -- and necessary). Maybe Phil remembers something from a recent delivery to the recyle bin.
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    Re: Word Temp Files (2002)

    I have always considered this to be normal behavior. I can't tell you why you haven't noticed it before. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Word Temp Files (2002)

    Weird. Ok, if that looks normal to you, I guess I'll jes forgit about it. Any thoughts as to why a "Clipboard" related copy is necessary for each and every save? I don't even see how this temp file has anything to do with the clipboard. I got my info on this, BTW, from KB article 89247.

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    Re: Word Temp Files (2002)

    I can't explain it, or even really understand what Microsoft is saying (here's the more recent version of the article for Word 2000 and 2002, WD: How Word for Windows Uses Temporary Files (MSKB 211632)). All is know is that I see it all the time and have so many more things to worry about...

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    Re: Word Temp Files (2002)

    Hi Kevin:
    I experimented with these a long time ago. As I recall, if you have graphics (or maybe just large graphics) in your document, Word usually asks you if you something like "you've got a lot of stuff on the clipboard. Do you want to keep it when you exit Word". If you answer "yes" or if you crash, Word keeps these temp files, but I don't know for how long. As far as I know, the files should be deleted when you quit Word. What happens if you exit Word & delete all these temp files & start over. Do they keep accumulating after you've closed Word?

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    Re: Word Temp Files (2002)

    Hi Kevin:
    One more thing I noticed. Contrary to the articles, the only file that is placed in the same folder as the active document (on my machine) is the owner file ~$filename.doc. All the rest are put in my temp folder, despite the article saying it should be in the same folder as the document. Is that the same behavior that you notice...all the temp files are in the temp folder?

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    Re: Word Temp Files (2002)

    Phil,
    No, not the same behavior. the "Clipboard" tmp file "wrl" is in the same folder as the open file -- not in the TEMP folder. For this reason, I think there's something wrong with Word (either by MS design or our configuration) Jefferson pretty much proves that the wrl tmp files are not the result of our Com addin (though maybe they are the result of ANY com addin). Hummm.

    But then, I noticed that WRLs are not created for all files. Can't quite figure out which files get em and which don't. Anybody know Beth M. or S. Barnhill? I guess I'll just have to venture over to the MS newsgroups and ax 'em the question.
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