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    Excel Temporary file not auto deleted

    hi
    i am working in network share with 7 computer connected recently i have observed that after saving and exiting excel the temporary file exist there it is not auto deleted .can any one tell me why this happening ?
    thank you

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    Re: Excel Temporary file not auto deleted

    A temporary file is a file that is created to temporarily store information in order to free memory for other purposes, or to act as a safety net to prevent data loss when a program performs certain functions. For example, Word determines automatically where and when it needs to create temporary files. so there might be chance that some registry files got corrupted so make sure every thing working in good condition...for more check here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/211632

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    Re: Excel Temporary file not auto deleted

    Microsoft files create a temp when you open a document so you can modify excel preferences. Also check your folders sharing options in some cases files not delete in the folder, then the temp file get created but never delete

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    Re: Excel Temporary file not auto deleted

    I have observed this and mainly after undated office 2003 with 2007 compatible patch from Microsoft but i never think about it try to Checked the Tools/Options and verified that nothing has been checkmarked to save back up.

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    Re: Excel Temporary file not auto deleted

    Is there a way to stop the tmep files from being created in Excel 2010?

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    Re: Excel Temporary file not auto deleted

    Quote Originally Posted by RichardSResnick View Post
    Is there a way to stop the tmep files from being created in Excel 2010?
    The temp file that is created is generally for the version history and is an Office feature. Generally these temporary files will be deleted when the file is closed. What version Windows are you running? Under folder options view tab you can try to change it to do not show hidden files and folders or if you have TrendMicro antivirus then simply try to turn it off.

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    Re: Excel Temporary file not auto deleted

    Win 7 64Bit with Office 2010.
    James, I solved the problem. I turned off indexing in the effected folders.

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    smile Re: Excel Temporary file not auto deleted

    Check if the user has deletion rights on that folder.

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    Re: Excel Temporary file not auto deleted

    I used Windows (Win 7 HP 64) Help and got the whole story. Thanks to all that replied.

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