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By stheller ·
When installing a program the installer automatically loads to the temp directory. Is there away to move the directory the especially if you limited space on the root drive.Ive run out of enough space on C: to load the installer.

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Moving Temp Directory

by Joseph Moore In reply to Moving Temp Directory

TEMP is usually an environment variable. You can change the variable to be whatever you want it to be. Now, it is different between each operating system, so without knowing what OS you are using, I can't be step-by-step specific.
The old DOS way (that works in all Windows OS') is to do a SET from the command line. You get all of your variables listed there. One of them is TEMP.
Since I am familiar with MS NT4 and Win2K, I am gonna us Win2K for this example on how to change it.
Open ControlPanel and double-click System. Click the Advanced tab. Click Environment Variables button.
You get a split window. In the bottom part are System Variables. Double-click the TEMP variable, and it brings up a box with the path. Change the path to whatever you want it to be and click OK.

Hope this helps.

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