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Default unzip drive and temp folder

By jf555 ·
One of the computers I use has a quirk, whenever I print or unzip a file, it unzips to to networked mapped drive, i.e., P:. For example, I am trying to install W-XP-SP3 and it will unzip to the P: drive. Please let me know how do I correct this one so that the default unzip or spooler drive will be C:, this way the network printing will actually proceed, thanks,

Jeff

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Usually you set the unzip-to directory in the zip program

by seanferd In reply to Default unzip drive and t ...

Which compression utility are you using?

If it is the Windows compressed file utility, I believe it will default to your assigned temp directory (which apparently is a directory on P:, probably where your user documents and settings folder is).

Is "unzip to..." available in the context menu if you right-click the file?

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No choice avaialbel

by jf555 In reply to Usually you set the unzip ...

Hi, thanks, for yoyur reply, however, typically, the W-SP3 does not ask where to unzip, just goes on creating a with a long and cryptic folder, typically like this: p:\29de3845abc12...etc. I can't find what directs the path to P: rather than C:

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SP3

by Mehul Bhai In reply to No choice avaialbel

When you install any updates, patches or Service Packs of Microsoft Products it begins by temporarily explode (you say it unzip, which is not) in a drive which has maximum free space available with folder name created using random letters & numbers and then starts installation after exploding completely. After installation this folder gets automatcally deleted. May be in the computer where you are installing the OS intreprets that the P Drive is having maximum free space whicc is a network mapped drive which is the case normally if you are in a Large Organization.

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Temp Folder location

by jf555 In reply to Usually you set the unzip ...

If I use the unzip program in Windows or Winzip or other such similar program,, I can direct where to place the unzipped files, however, the Windows SP3 unzips onto P; and the printer spooler files also place themselves on P:, whre do I change this default location? This is just a shared location on a P2P internal network, no Windows server, etc. Thnaks,

Jeff

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by Mehul Bhai In reply to Temp Folder location

When you install any updates, patches or Service Packs of Microsoft Products it begins by temporarily explode (you say it unzip, which is not) in a drive which has maximum free space available with folder name created using random letters & numbers and then starts installation after exploding completely. After installation this folder gets automatcally deleted. May be in the computer where you are installing the OS intreprets that the P Drive is having maximum free space which is a network mapped drive which is the case normally if you are in a Large Organization.

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SP3 is an automatic installer - NOT a zip to be unzipped. nt

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Default unzip drive and t ...
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SP3 is an automatic installer - NOT a zip to be unzipped.

by Mehul Bhai In reply to SP3 is an automatic insta ...

He is right and I also meant to say this also in my reply.

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Right, different scenario all together.

by seanferd In reply to SP3 is an automatic insta ...

I thought you were saying that you had a zipped-up copy of SP3.

The temporary files will go wherever your system is configured to have them go. This is obviously on the P: network drive. It should still install to wherever it is supposed to do so (local C:, I gather).

Otherwise, someone has changed the installation path for Windows. I would try changing the temp directory, if necessary, or contact the network admin.

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Temp Folder Location

by jf555 In reply to Right, different scenario ...

Yes, it installs correctly, that is NOT the problem, the problem is :How do I change the Path so that any default unzip directory will point to C:? Thanks,

Jeff

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Temp Folder Location

by jf555 In reply to SP3 is an automatic insta ...

I must have not stated the question clearly, installing W_SP3 either from local or P; drive is not the problem, the question is: where in the registry do I make the change so that the temp directory points to C? Thanks,

Jeff

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