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By stheller ·
Ive run out of enough space on my root directoy. When installing a program, a file automatically creates a tmp file in C:\temp and says it needs 100mb of space. I do not have enough room for this file to be created so that the program can continue loading. Is there away to have the installer file automatically load to a different directory especially if you have limited space on the root drive or does it absolutely have to have this room to load the program on the root drive?

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by Still_learning In reply to Moving Temp Directory

If you have a second drive, you could move the swap file to the second drive. You mught also consider moving some of your data files there also. If you only have a single drive, you could temporarily reduce the size of the swap file. Also make sure that you clear out the temp files and cookies. Good luck.

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by TheChas In reply to Moving Temp Directory

Relocating the temp file for an install depends on how automated the install routine for the software is.

Usually, if you can relocate the file, you are given the option during the install.

Your best bet is to find a way to free up space permanently on the C drive. I try to never let drives get more than 90% full. You are asking for crashes, especially on the boot drive.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Moving Temp Directory

You can also try changing your TEMP variable to point to another drive where you do have space.
Open the Control Panel and go to System.
Look for Environment tab. Most Windows OS have this tab. Scroll through the lists of variables you see until you get to TEMP. Double-click it and then change the path location it gives you to somewhere where you have room.

Hope this helps.

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