1.    19 Feb 2017 #1
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    Empty Temporary Folders Appearing Outside System Temp Folder


    Recently, based upon advice I read on another site, I moved the location of the system temporary folder from my SSD to my HDD. Now, I have empty temporary folders (at least they start with Temp) appearing outside the system temporary folder. Here's a screenshot:

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    D:/Temp is the system temporary folder. I have no idea what all the other folders beginning with "Temp" are.

    Any idea how to fix this?
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  2.    19 Feb 2017 #2
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    Did you change the system variable when you moved it? open a cmd prompt type

    set

    wht does it show for temp?
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  3.    19 Feb 2017 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuria View Post
    wht does it show for temp?
    TEMP=D:\Temp
    TMP=D:\Temp
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  4.    19 Feb 2017 #4
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    Permissions for D:\Temp? SYSTEM should have full control.

    Ah! @lightwriter, you have Photoshop, don't you

    Problem is simply that some programmer forgot to add / insert a backslash. So instead of C:\Temp\zxpsign C:\Tempzxpsign is created. The workaround is simple: YOU - append that backslash to your %TEMP% and %TMP% environment variables (e.g. C:\TEMP\) and that's it. Doesn't hurt any other application.
    Photoshop CC fills root of my boot drive with "Tempzxpsign" folders | Photoshop Family Customer Community

    That last sentence is disputed later in the thread, read it all.
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  5.    19 Feb 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bree View Post

    Ah! @lightwriter, you have Photoshop, don't you
    Guilty as charged.

    I only wish Patrick Philpot (in the Adobe forums), would have stated with what other programs that could cause problems. Since about all I use is Photoshop, Lightroom, and Chrome, I may risk it.
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  6.    19 Feb 2017 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by lightwriter View Post
    I only wish Patrick Philpot (in the Adobe forums), would have stated with what other programs that could cause problems. ... I may risk it.
    An alternative solution could be to use Disk Management to create a virtual drive (a .vxd file) on your D:\ drive and point your %TEMP% and %TMP% to that. No need for an extra '\' that way.
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  7.    23 Feb 2017 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bree View Post
    An alternative solution could be to use Disk Management to create a virtual drive (a .vxd file) on your D:\ drive and point your %TEMP% and %TMP% to that. No need for an extra '\' that way.
    Thanks for the suggestion! I have been away from the windows world for ten years, and there is so much that Windows 10 can do that I didn't know it could do.
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  8.    23 Feb 2017 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by lightwriter View Post
    Thanks for the suggestion!
    You're welcome, thank for the rep.
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