Microsoft KB Archive/48174
Word: Redirecting Temporary Files
PSS ID Number: Q48174 Article last modified on 11-02-1994
Word Versions 4.00 and 5.00 place most of their dynamically created temporary files (.TMP) into a directory specified by the DOS Set command (e.g. SET TMP=C:).
However, temporary files created when a document is saved are created in the directory in which the file is being saved to, and renamed with a .DOC filename upon completion of the save.
Word 5.00’s autosave files (.SVD, .SVG, or .SVS) are not redirected with a SET TMP command. However, they are redirected with a SET MSWNET command, whether running Word standalone or on a network.
SET TMP redirects the following:
- The scratch file
- .TMP files that hold an index or table of contents
- .TMP files created by Print Queue
- .TMP files created by Library Autosort
- .TMP files created by Print Merge
- .TMP files created while running a macro
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