How to really (!) set the Win 7 temporary system folder path?

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  1. pstein

    pstein Honorable Member

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    When I type at the CmdPrompt "set" then two core response lines are:

    TEMP=D:\temp
    TMP=D:\temp

    So from my point of view the path to the official system wide temporary folder is obviously D:\temp

    I expected that this folder is automatically protected and hidden in Windows Explorer.

    BUT: it is not!

    Yes, in "Folder Options" menu/dialog of Windows Explorer I enabled "Don't show hidden files" and
    "Hide protected operating system files" but the D:\temp folder is visible anyway.
    It looks like a "normal" folder.

    So I guess the systems temporary folder is not set/recognized correctly.

    Is there another way (beside "set") to find out what the system thinks it is the official system temporary folder?

    How else can I set it? Directly in Registry?

    Peter
     
  2. Josephur

    Josephur Windows Forum Admin
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    The correct place to set it system wide, reboot after changing...

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