How to set the system’s TEMP and TMP directories

How to set the system’s TEMP and TMP directories

Changing the system’s temporary directories

To create a temporary directory:
1. Bring up Windows Explorer, find a drive that has sufficient space.
2. If TEMP folder does not exits, create a directory called "TEMP" in the root location of the drive.
Example: C:\TEMP

To add/change the temporary environemnt:

1. For Windows 2000 or Windows XP machine:

a. Right-click on the ‘My Computer’ icon on the desktop and select ‘Properties’.
b. Go to the Advanced tab and click on the ‘Environmental Variables’ button.
c. There are two sections listed: User Variables and System Variables. Under each section, you should see a variable for TEMP and TMP.
d. Double-click on these entries, and modify the location to the temporary environment created above.
Example:
Change from C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Temp
Change to C:\TEMP
e. Click <Apply>.

2. For Windows NT machine:

a. Right-click on the ‘My Computer’ icon on the desktop and select ‘Properties’.
b. Go to the ‘Environmental’ tab.
c. There are two sections listed: User Variables and System Variables. Under each section, you should see a variable for TEMP and TMP.
d. Double-click on these entries, and modify the location to the temporary environment created above.
Example:
Change from C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Temp
Change to C:\TEMP
e. Click <Apply>.

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