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By Analyticus ·
Running a W2K Server SP4 with SQL server, Apache, and other software. The TEMP directory is continuously filling up with files named TMPxxxx.tmp. Always the same format on the filenames - xxxx being numbers, always showing a 0 KB file size, and always in use by some program.
When I try to delete them I get a "sharing violation - file in use" error.

Does anybody know what is causing the generation of these files or how to determine what software is generating/using them?

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by 3xp3rt In reply to TEMP Files...

A lot of software use temporary files, and usually put this on TEMP or TMP folder.
When the software is loading in memory you can?t delete these files. To see what kind of software are using witch file, try this: delete all temporary files. For the remaining files, go to Task Manager pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL. Shut down an application or process (for example SQL Server). Try again to delete some temporary files.

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by Analyticus In reply to

Thanks. Since this is a domain controller, I'll have to try this in the "off" hours, but this is a good plan.

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by kkelly_79 In reply to TEMP Files...

hi, temp files doesn't occupies space, programs does. you probably need to scan your hard drive and see which programs are missing file (sharing violation) norton systemworks windoctors (or any windoctors) can do this for you, do some reinstalling and quit deleting temp files. if you trying to clean temp files a "clean disk" and run a check volume errors as well.

let us how it turns out

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