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Temp Files Question

  Asked By: Code    Date: Apr 22    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1323

When importing a large number of documents into a portal via VBS, we ran
into a problem with excessive temp files. I have also noticed these on
client computers but kind of blew it off....

Ever since we have begun using SPPS as doc management the clients have been
building up a large number of files with e following pattern:

999XXXXX.tmp where xxxxx starts at 1 and counts upward in Hex to fffff
ending in 999fffff.tmp and beginning 9991.tmp.

Not a real big deal, except, when were importing the import failed when it
reached 999fffff.tmp as it could not recreate 9991.tmp since it already

Anyway, has anyone else noticed these files, and what are folks doing to
eliminate them from client computers?



5 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Kamal Mayachari     Answered On: Apr 22

I had problems with this on 2 client machines that I was using to
import. I was getting something along not enough space on the drive. I
finally found that my temp  dive was redirected to documents  and settings
and yes I had too many. I deleted these out and was back on track.

I have not really decided what to do to be proactive. I just happen to
be looking at Q275517. Might be of some interest to you also. I think
a log on/off script could be used to clean up the temp area.
Interesting that Disk Cleanup does not clean a redirected temp. I would
have thought it would.

Answer #2    Answered By: Kelsie Terrell     Answered On: Apr 22

I thought that one could not delete local files  via login/off
script...please enlighten me....

Answer #3    Answered By: Puneet Shiwde     Answered On: Apr 22

I' am not sure of the limitations of the scripts. I would have to do the
research on it first. It was just something that came to mind. Best
case scenario in my opinion is to have Disk Cleanup take care of it. I
guess possibly a scheduled task could run. I have it on a list of
something to look at but I admin it is low on my list. I am happy to
have found the issue as for sometime I had no clue what was causing me
problems. If you find a way to solve this I too would be interested.

Answer #4    Answered By: Brandyn Slater     Answered On: Apr 22

Most of our users are on roaming profiles, which, I have scheduled a robot
to clean the temps at night. Works quite well.

Answer #5    Answered By: Hubert Pollard     Answered On: Apr 22

You might also want to kill the spooler service once a week and delete the
contents of \winnt\system32\spool\printers. This is the location of all the
temp files  for print jobs. I don't know if it is 2000 or Metaframe, but it does
not do a very good job of cleaning up after print jobs. I clean them maybe once
every two weeks and usually there is about a gig of files in that folder...

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