Temp files

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by rapscallion, Oct 24, 2002.

  1. rapscallion

    rapscallion Guest

    On my old Windows OS my temp files were stored in C:\windows\temp

    Although I've found them in XP under local settings etc.... they are hidden, and if I change the attributes, the come up hidden again on reboot. Is there an easy way to set my temp folder back to where I want it and for it to remain "unhidden" ?

  2. mbx

    mbx Guest

    Control Panel-System-Advanced-Environment Variables.

    Then Edit the entries :)
  3. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

    hi rapscallion

    welcome to xp-erience

    this is my work around

    1. change your start menu to classic
    2. open the folder local settings
    3. drag n drop the temp folder onto the start button
    this gives the folder cascading attributes
    4. cut & paste the the folder from *C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Start Menu* to a directory of your choice
    you can do the same to any folder hidden or not

  4. allan

    allan Guest

    2Z - Why go through all that when all you have to do is change the environment variable, as the prior post points out?
  5. rapscallion

    rapscallion Guest

    Thank you for the quick response guys, much appreciated. Now sorted :)