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By andrewras ·
I noticed with windows 2000 there is a folder in each users profile that logs onto the PC called temp, which is found under the users log in name under a folder called local settings\temp.
I have found that this folder for some people has been 400MEG in size. I dont want to delete the contents until I am sure hat this is like the C:\temp folder in Windows NT, and can it be moved out of the users profile?

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by fchadney In reply to Win 2K Profiles

Just take a look at the Environment Variables in System Properties. Change the USER temp variable to the path you want.

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Faren Chadney

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by andrewras In reply to Win 2K Profiles

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Win 2K Profiles

You are correct, this is the temp folder for the user profile. All of that stuff is just junk: leftover install files, temp copies of documents, etc. Your normal temp folder contents.
Win2K usually sets up the %TEMP% and %TMP% varibles to point toDocuments & Settings\username\Local Settings\Temp
I agree with Answer1 in that you can just log into the box and change the Temp variables to all point to the same place, if you have mulitple users logging into the same machine and you want to centrally manage cleaning out the temp folder. Just open up Control Panel -> System -> Advanced -> Environment Variables. Then just set them to whatever folder you want.
Just make sure that all users have FC permissions to this temp folder!

hope this helps

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by ross.bale In reply to Win 2K Profiles

There is a much neater solution to the above depending on what Network Operating System you are using for the Domain, there is a policy setting within NT 4 that allows certain directories to be excluded from the users profile and also specifies profile size limits - this is an environment option under Windows NT System settings within the Policy Editor, there is a similar setting in Windows 2000 Group Policy, but I can't remember where it is off the top of my head.

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by ndewhall In reply to Win 2K Profiles

Go for it delete the contents. Use the enviroment variables to change the temp folder to a common one for all users.

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