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    FP creating excess .tmp files (2000)

    FP2K creates numerous .tmp files in the c:tempfrontpagetempdir folder - most with prefix "wpe". These appear to be connected with images used in templates.
    But it also stores a copy of the actual image (gif, jpg, png, mov, - even css).

    This seems to be a peculiar process, since the graphics are all stored within the web folders (on the HDD).

    What is the point of this - anyone know?

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    Re: FP creating excess .tmp files (2000)

    Wow. Nobody answered. Same thing happens to me. I've got a little bat file that deletes the contents of the c:windowstemp (windows 98) folder on startup.

    This is all I could find otherwise:

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q219/1/19.ASP>http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/ar...s/Q219/1/19.ASP</A>

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    Re: FP creating excess .tmp files (2000)

    Hi
    I have to say I don't know the reason for this, but you can clean them out automaticaly. In 2k, I make use of the /k switch on the command line to the DOS box. Full details on request.

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    Re: FP creating excess .tmp files (2000)

    Probably because they saw the WMVP thingie and figured I ought to know better <g>. Anyhoo, someone else in another area pointed out the FP Help file entry on "Delete temporary files" <duh> and that seems to have fixed the problem.

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    Re: FP creating excess .tmp files (2000)

    Duh is right. I do recall seeing that somewhere. Finished the web sites a couple months ago and haven't really used FP since...

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    Re: FP creating excess .tmp files (2000)

    Okay - you've got me! Tell me about the /k switch.

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    Re: FP creating excess .tmp files (2000)

    From the help file ...
    [i]When you initially open or create a web on a server, Microsoft FrontPage creates temporary files, located on your local hard drive, that contain information about the files in that web. The next time you open the web, FrontPage reads the local temporary files for information about that web, instead of downloading the information from the server (which would slow the process of opening a large web).

    If you work in a multiple authoring environment
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    Re: FP creating excess .tmp files (2000)

    thanks!
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    Re: FP creating excess .tmp files (2000)

    Hi, Merc

    I just read your excellent Word attachment and noted the comment about not putting *.* because it would halt the process to ask if you're sure. Well, I have some backup .bats which used to insist on checking if I was sure, until I discovered the /q switch (for 'quiet', apparently, because it shuts it up, presumably!). Admittedly this is with XCOPY, not DEL, but might it work with this too?

    Just wondered ...
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    Re: FP creating excess .tmp files (2000)

    Hi Beryl
    It perhaps ought to work with cmd.exe but unfortunately, it doesn't.
    Thanks for trying anyway.

    Cheers

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    Re: FP creating excess .tmp files (2000)

    This is probably me being stupid, but did you try the switch *inside* the file, ie DEL *.* /q, or on the command line, eg cmd.exe /q? I meant the former (which you may have too!) but may not have made myself clear.

    The only reason I'm asking is that I tried the DEL *.* /q line out myself and it does work - it deletes the files without stopping to check.

    HTH
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    Re: FP creating excess .tmp files (2000)

    Hi
    If you are using a command line (as when dropping into DOS from Win 9x) the /k switch allows you to run a batch file at the same time. I use it also under Win 2000 to clear out my temp folder simply by clicking the DOS prompt. Details in Word doc attachment.

    (Updated after suggestions from Beryl, Aug 2001)

    Later : also available as a PDF file from my web site, where you can also get the reader part of Adobe acrobat 5.0 , along with details of how to make your own PDFs at no cost.

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